March 26, 2018


Georgia Republican Congressmen Endorse Karen Handel

Yesterday, Karen Handel announced her candidacy to serve Georgia’s Sixth District.  Today, those that served with her in the House of Representatives or served the Sixth District on behalf of Georgia and Georgians have made it known that she is their clear choice.  They include:

Former Secretary of Health & Human Services and Former Congressman from GA-6, Tom Price: “To win in 2020, we need a strong, capable and independent leader like Karen who is prepared for the tough fight ahead, so that we take back GA6.  Karen knows and respects our community and will represent all without favoritism.  She is a longtime leader in our state, and Karen has shown time and time again that she cares about us and the issues that matter most.” 

Congressman Tom Graves, GA-14: “Karen Handel knows Georgia’s 6th District, and she represents the values of the district. Karen is an experienced leader who can deliver victory and help us take back the majority in 2020.”

Congressman Austin Scott, GA-8: “Karen is an exceptional leader and Member of Congress. Vivien and I are happy to support her in this race. She is one of the hardest working individuals I have ever known. She is smart. She cares. And, she can win.”

Congressman Rob Woodall, GA-7: “I was so proud to see Karen Handel elected as Georgia’s first female republican to the U.S. House of Representatives. It was such a privilege to work beside her and see first hand the zeal with which she represented the 6th Congressional District. She was a powerful advocate for her constituents and our state, and I am excited to see her enter the race to regain this seat. The 6th Congressional District and the State of Georgia need Karen Handel back in Congress, and for that reason I am excited to endorse her candidacy.”

Congressman Doug Collins, GA-9: “I worked closely with Karen Handel on the House Judiciary Committee. She is highly competent, serious legislator. Karen’s priorities are her constituents and good policy – not politics and national celebrity.”

Congressman Buddy Carter, GA-1: “Karen Handel is a fierce advocate for the people of GA6 and for Georgia.  She is one of the most engaged, hardest working members I know.  Karen is a strong, competent leader, and she can win back GA6.”

Congressman Drew Ferguson, GA-3: “Karen Handel knows her constituents and what’s really important to them.  She’s a longtime community leader, and that’s exactly why she is the best to represent GA6 and our best to win back the seat.”


Karen Handel represented Georgia’s Sixth District from 2017-2019, after winning the seat in a Special Election. She is a former Georgia Secretary of State and Fulton County Commission Chairman. She and her husband Steve have lived in the district for 25 years, and reside in Roswell Georgia. Georgia’s Sixth District includes portions of Cobb, DeKalb, and Fulton counties.