Rep. Ed Lindsey
Rep. Ed Lindsey

State Rep. Ed Lindsey, R-Atlanta, is considering running for U.S. Congress and may soon announce his intention to run for Rep. Phil Gingrey’s seat.

Gingrey, R-Marietta, on March 27 announced he will run for Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ seat. Chambliss is retiring.

Lindsey, who lives in Buckhead, said in a March 27 email to constituents that after he wraps up his work in the Georgia General Assembly he will meet with his family to discuss pursuing Gingrey’s 11th District seat. Lindsey said he will announce his plans in approximately two weeks.

“If I decide to run, I will wage a campaign which listens to the needs of the people in the 11th District and fights to insure that their voice is heard in Washington,” Lindsey’s email says.

Lindsey would be running as a resident of a small portion of the 11th District. Due to recent redistricting, the 11th District now includes a piece of north Fulton, adding The Westminster Schools, Lovett School, and the Georgia governor’s mansion.

In his email, Lindsey discussed his vision for qualities he’d like to see in the next 11th District representative.

“I strongly believe that we need a conservative reformer with an optimistic vision for our future representing us in Congress,” Lindsey said. “Critical issues are on our country’s agenda, such as renewing our economy, creating economic opportunity and prosperity, balancing the budget, and strengthening our national security to protect our families. Our federal government is simply out of control and must be reformed.”

Dan Whisenhunt wrote for Reporter Newspapers from 2011-2014. He is the founder and editor of