The Marietta Daily Journal – Cobb GOP breakfast Outgoing Rep Gingrey honored

7
Dec

The Marietta Daily Journal – Cobb GOP breakfast Outgoing Rep Gingrey honored

MARIETTA — The room was full of appreciation for U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) during the Cobb GOP’s monthly breakfast Saturday morning.

After eating eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy, the standing-room only crowd turned their attention to the speakers — including U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia) and Gov. Nathan Deal — who each expressed gratitude for Gingrey’s service and told stories to demonstrate his character.

Cobb GOP Chairman Joe Dendy called Gingrey a “great American.”

Gingrey, a six-term congressman who took office in 2003, will officially step down from office on Jan. 5 at noon after leaving his seat for an unsuccessful bid for U.S. Senate.

Gingrey spoke last and told the crowd how grateful he was to hear those he referred to as his “heroes” say all the nice things about him during the breakfast.

“This is one of the greatest honors I’ve ever received,” he said. “And it’s one of the greatest days of my life,” behind only his wedding day and the births of his four children.

via The Marietta Daily Journal – Cobb GOP breakfast Outgoing Rep Gingrey honored.

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