Jack Kingston (R-GA-1)

Jack Kingston Congressman Georgia District 01

Jack Kingston Biography from House.gov

Biography of Jack Kingston

Throughout his public service, both at the state and national levels, Congressman Kingston has fought to lower taxes, balance the budget, and reduce government interference in our lives.

A member of the House Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for deciding how the federal budget is spent, Congressman Kingston serves on the Defense Subcommittee which oversees all military-based funding. With the First District home to: Moody AFB, Ft. Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Congressman Kingston has a special interest in America’s defense abilities.

Appointed as the Chairman Appropriations Committee’s Agriculture Subcommittee in 2011, he maintains a close relationship with Georgia’s farmers and has been one of their strongest allies in Washington.  Prior to serving in Congress, Mr. Kingston sold agribusiness insurance.

Congressman Kingston took on a new role in 2011 when he was appointed to serve on the Appropriations Committee’s Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Subcommittee.  The Committee accounts for almost a quarter of all federal outlays, and funds the administration of more grant dollars than all other federal agencies combined. The Medicare program, funded by this committee, is the nation’s largest health insurer, handling more than 1 billion claims per year. Medicare and Medicaid together provide health care insurance for one in four Americans.

Congressman Kingston’s down to earth style and common sense approach to issues has made him one of the strongest communicators in Congress.  He is often a guest on network television shows such as Fox News, MSNBC, the Daily Show, Red Eye, the Colbert Report and Real Time with Bill Maher.

His conservative track record has won him recognition and awards from many non-partisan citizens’ groups and media outlets. Congressman Kingston has been rated as the “most conservative member of the House” by National Journal for his voting record. Further, he has been named each term as a “Taxpayer’s Hero,” and “A Guardian of Small Business.” Congressman Kingston was also awarded the “Watchdog of the Treasury Award,” and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Spirit of Enterprise” Award.

Congressman Kingston was born in Bryan, Texas, and lived briefly in Ethiopia before moving to Athens, Georgia, where he grew up.  After graduating from the University of Georgia, Congressman Kingston moved to Savannah.

Congressman Kingston still resides in Savannah with his wife, Libby. They have four children, two dogs and two cats.

Biography from Friends of Jack Kingston

Jack is now serving his 17th year as US Congressman for Georgia’s First District. During each term Jack has been recognized as the “Taxpayer’s Hero” by Citizens Against Government Waste. He has been named a “Friend of the Farmer” by the Georgia Farm Bureau, “Senior Friendly” by the 60-Plus Association, a Sober Coach advocate by the TDCA and a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business. In May 1997, Jack became the first Member of Congress to receive the National Rural Water Association’s “Green Key” Award for his commitment to protecting public health, quality of life, and the environment. In January 1998, Jack received the Georgia Peanut Commission’s highest honor, their “Distinguished Service Award.”

Born in Bryan,Texas, Jack grew up in Athens, Georgia, where he received a degree in Economics from the University of Georgia. Prior to serving in Congress, he worked for Palmer & Cay/Carswell, Inc. selling agribusiness and commerical insurance thorughout Southeast Georgia.

Jack lives in Savannah with his wife Libby and their four children, commuting to Washington for legislative business.

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