Rep. Doug Collins was able to hold on to his seat as the representative for the U.S. House in Georgia's 9th congressional district on Tuesday night. In an election that many viewed as a sure thing, Collins' opponent, Josh McCall was not able to sway voters of the 9th district despite a campaign based on Medicare for all, affordable housing, and expanded social security.
This will be Collins' 4th term representing the 9th district since it was modified in 2013. To date, he has received over 75% of the vote in all 4 elections.
From Rep. Collins’ website:
Doug has served as a U.S. Representative for Georgia's Ninth Congressional District since 2013. While Doug is a public servant, attorney, and practicing military chaplain, he remains foremost a husband to Lisa and father to daughter Jordan and sons Copelan and Cameron. Lisa is a lifelong educator in Georgia’s public schools, and together she and Doug are actively involved at Lakewood Baptist Church.
In the 115th Congress, Doug serves as Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference after being elected to the leadership position by his colleagues in the House of Representatives. In this role, Doug works with the leadership team to support House Republicans in sharing the conservative message of compassion, fairness, and freedom with their communities across the country.
Doug also serves on both the House Judiciary and Rules Committees. He chairs the Rules Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House and is the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. In his role on the Rules Committee, Doug helps manage every piece of legislation that comes to the floor.