Congressman Jack Kingston spoke at the Coweta County Republican Party meeting on Saturday. Kingston, who will be running for U.S. Senate in the upcoming election, introduced himself, his values and his viewpoints to the attendees of the meeting at the Golden Corral on Bullsboro Drive. Around 30 members of the Coweta Republican Party, along with Rep. Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia’s third district, were present.
Kingston spoke on issues most important to him — national security and job growth. Kingston described being raised by a frugal father and idealistic mother and how he was influenced in becoming a Republican who cuts expenses, promotes new and better ideas, and listens to the public.
“I learned that good ideas will always work,” Kingston said. “If you work hard, remember who you were sent by and what you were sent to do, you will succeed. Once you forget your constituents, you’re done.”
Local Republicans asked Kingston about his vision for being a member of the Senate. Kingston offered his position on jobs and the military. As a Senator, Kingston said he plans to work with the governor and other Republicans to correct the problems hampering job growth, but noted national security was his number one issue.
“I want us to never fight a fair fight,” Kingston said. “I want our troops to have the best weapons and equipment available. We should be able to kill a fly with five sledgehammers and have our troops come home safely.”