Bob Gray

Occupation: Technology Executive

Bob Gray.

Previous experience holding elected offices: Johns Creek City Council (July 2014 – February 2017)

Other community service experience: After Bob’s son, Marshall was diagnosed with dyslexia, Bob led the development of the Swift School in Roswell, Georgia.  Today, the Swift School is the largest school in the Southeast devoted to teaching children with dyslexia. Bob has also advised North Point Community Church, Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church and the YMCA on various strategic expansion plans and programs. Bob Gray and his family are active members at Passion City Church where they serve in a variety of volunteer positions.

Why should the voters choose you for this position?

This race is essentially between two Republicans–an establishment Republican who has been in and out of office for the past two decades, and myself, a business outsider with more than three decades of experience as an international technology executive. We can’t expect different results from Washington, D.C., if we keep electing the same kind of people. Washington, D.C. has enough politicians who enjoy the ideological debate and get nothing done. Coming from the business world, I have a successful track record of coming up with effective solutions and getting things done. That’s exactly the approach I’ll bring to Congress!

What is the biggest issue facing the district and how will you address it?

As congressman for this district, I will have three main priorities: Fuel The Economy, Control Federal Spending and Ensure National Security. Unless we do these three things, our nation will continue to head in the negative trajectory brought forth by President Obama. In the business world, we tackle issues by narrowing our focus. That’s exactly the kind of perspective I’ll bring when it comes to issues facing our district.

Tom Price, the former 6th District congressman, was a strong critic of the Affordable Care Act and is now in the Trump administration working to replace it. What is your position on the ACA and will you work with or against Price to replace it?

I have the highest respect for Secretary Tom Price. He did a fine job representing our district in Congress and I have no doubt that President Trump made the right decision by appointing him. Even the most liberal Democrat knows that Obamacare has been a huge disaster. The “Affordable Care Act” is anything but affordable. The American people voted for change in November and I have absolutely no doubt that President Trump and Secretary Price will deliver that change by repealing and replacing Obamacare. As Congressman, I’ll do everything in my ability to help them deliver this change.

John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.