Former Georgia Sen. Dan Moody is the latest entrant in the race to succeed former U.S. Rep. Tom Price in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.
Moody entered the contest on Monday, the start of a three-day qualifying period for the April 18 special election to fill the vacancy left by Price, R-Roswell, sworn in last week as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Moody, a retired captain in the U.S. Army Reserves, was elected to the state Senate in 2002 and served until 2010. Then in 2013, he was elected to the State Transportation Board by Georgia lawmakers from the 6th Congressional District, where he served for two years.
In a news release, Moody said he’s running for Congress to help ensure his fellow Republicans deliver on last year’s campaign promises.
“This is an historic opportunity to deliver on tax cuts, job creation, repealing Obamacare and shrinking the massive size of the federal government,” he said.
Moody, who lives in Johns Creek, is an electrical engineer by trade and a small business owner.
The 6th Congressional District, one of the most heavily Republican in the country, includes East Cobb, North Fulton and northern DeKalb counties.