Long List of Elected Officials Endorsing Karen Handel for Congress

February 22, 2017

31 leaders from across the 6th Congressional District announce their support

John Porter

(Alpharetta, GA) – East Cobb County Commissioner Bob Ott released the following statement endorsing Karen Handel for the 6th Congressional District today:

“I am proud to endorse my longtime friend Karen Handel. Karen has always worked hard to find solutions and deliver results for both her business clients and the people she’s served in elected office. That’s why it’s both an honor and privilege to be a part of her growing campaign team and I look forward to working with her as our next representative for the 6th Congressional District.”

Karen Handel offered the following statement:

“Commissioner Ott is an exceptional leader and I’m honored to have his support. East Cobb is an integral part of the 6th Congressional District, and I look forward to working with Bob to represent the interests of the community well. The list of endorsements the campaign released today is a true testament to the strength of my campaign. I am grateful for their support and I intend to build on this momentum.”

D.C. Aiken – City of Alpharetta, former Councilmember
Mike Bowers – Former Georgia Attorney General
JoAnn Birrell – Cobb County Commissioner
Nancy Diamond – Roswell City Councilmember
Steve Dorvee – Former Roswell City Councilmember
Tim Echols – Public Service Commissioner
Chuck Eaton – Public Service Commissioner
Joe Gebbia – City of Brookhaven, Councilmember
Jim Gilvin – City of Alpharetta, Councilmember
Ashley Jenkins – Sandy Springs, former Councilmember 
Randall Johnson – Johns Creek, former Councilmember 
Mike Kenn – Former Fulton County Commission Chair
Arthur Letchas – City of Alpharetta, former Mayor
Joe Lockwood – City of Milton, Mayor
Joe Longoria – City of Milton, Councilmember
Bill Lusk – City of Milton, Councilmember
Bates Mattison – City of Brookhaven, Mayor Pro Tem
Karen Meinzen-McEnerny – Sandy Springs, former Councilmember
Dan Merkel – City of Alpharetta, Councilmember
Terry Nall – Dunwoody, Councilmember
Bob Ott – Cobb County Commissioner
Chris Owens – City of Alpharetta, Mayor Pro Tem
Michelle Penkara – Tucker, Councilmember
Donna Pittman – Doraville, Mayor
Kristen Riley – Former Roswell City Councilmember
Jim Still – City of Mountain Park, Mayor
Pam Tallmadge – Dunwoody, Councilmember
Karen Thurman – City of Milton, Councilmember
Honey Van De Kreke – Tucker, Councilmember
Rebecca Chase Williams – City of Brookhaven, former Mayor
Becky Wynn – Roswell, Councilmember

Biography of Karen Handel

Karen Handel is a lifelong conservative who has used her experience and skills from the private sector to achieve real results in public service

After leaving a troubled home at age 17, Karen’s tenacity and perseverance earned her executive management positions with CIBA Vision and KPMG. She was asked to put her talents to use as CEO of the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce where she led the Chamber back from bankruptcy to fiscal solvency while working with local business leaders to create tens of thousands of jobs in Metro Atlanta. Karen then served the citizens of Fulton County as Chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, balancing a budget with a $100 million deficit without raising taxes, while uncovering the corruption of a crooked sheriff.

As Georgia’s first elected Republican Secretary of State, Karen successfully defended and implemented the state’s voter ID law, while cutting her own agency’s budget by 20% and improving services. Karen lives in Roswell with her husband Steve – whom she calls “a prince among men” — and their fur babies, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Abbie and Sadie.


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