Jack Kingston

Heddens John "Jack" Kingston ( born April 24, 1955 in Bryan, Texas ) is an American politician of the Republican Party. He represents the state of Georgia since 1993 in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The originally from Texas Jack Kingston moved early to Athens, Georgia. He graduated in economics from the University of Georgia. Since 1977 he lives in Savannah. Before he went into politics, he was more than ten years as an insurance agent, and in the agricultural sector.

In 1984, Kingston was first elected to the House of Representatives from Georgia, where he represented the electoral district of the state 153 after several re- elections until 1993. In 1992, he no longer went to and applied instead for a seat in Congress in Washington. In the 1st Congressional District of Georgia, which includes, among others, the cities of Savannah, Brunswick and Valdosta, the Democratic incumbent Robert Lindsay Thomas no longer went to after ten years. With 58 percent of the vote Kingston decided the race to succeed against Democrat Barbara Christmas for himself and was the first victorious in this district Republicans since Andrew Sloan in 1874. Since he was eight confirmed in office and has thereby to 2008 never less obtained as 68 percent of the vote. In the years 1998 and 2004 he stayed even unopposed. In the 2008 election, he scored with a vote share of 66.5 percent of its worst result since 1992.

Kingston represents conservative positions in both economic and social terms. He rejects abortion and advocates for tax cuts. As a creationist, he rejected the doctrine of evolution from .. He does not believe there is a connection between human behavior and climate change. From 2003 to 2006 he was Deputy Chairman ( Vice-Chairman ) of the House Republican Conference.