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06 April 2010

Republican Jef Fincher Joins Race To Succeed John Linder

Jef Fincher became the latest Republican to announce his candidacy for Congress in Georgia's 7th district. The incumbent, John Linder, is not running for re-election in November. Below is the press release from the Fincher campaign:

Local conservative activist and longtime community volunteer James “Jef” Fincher will announce his candidacy for Georgia’s 7th Congressional district on Wednesday, April 7, 2010. Fincher, a 34-year veteran flight attendant with Delta Airlines and local real estate broker, will throw his name in the ring for the seat that U.S. Congressman John Linder will vacate at the end of this year.

A supporter of Republican candidates and causes for many years, Fincher became involved with the national Tea Party Movement in 2009 and began rallying in Washington D.C. with hundreds of thousands of anti-tax activists from all over the country. Always having had a fundamental belief in conservative values, it was these rallies and marches that propelled Fincher to take a stand and run for U.S. Congress.

“I am running for Congress because I could no longer sit by and watch as the Democrats in power put the futures of my two daughters in peril,” said Fincher. “I have been involved in this community for 25 years, and the 7th District needs someone in Congress who is ready to fight the battle for conservatism every day, and who also understands the needs and values of the people he is serving.”

Fincher is an active member and past Chairman of the Duluth Rotary Club and has worked with the Duluth Fall Festival committee for the past 18 years. He has also served on the foundation board of the Gwinnett Medical Center and on the board of the Gwinnett Council for the Arts. Fincher has been married to Kathy Andrews Fincher of Duluth since 1985 and they have two daughters, Maggie (24) and Kelley (22). Jef and Kathy Fincher live in Duluth and are members of Duluth First United Methodist Church.