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  Linder, John E.
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NameJohn E. Linder
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Duluth, Georgia , United States
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Born September 09, 1942 (77 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
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Jan 26, 2018 12:18pm
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InfoA former dentist and businessman, John Linder was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992. Congressman Linder represents Georgia's Eleventh District, which includes most of Gwinnett County and all of Rockdale, Barrow, Walton, Newton, Morgan, Oconee, Clarke, Jackson, Madison, Banks, Franklin, and Hart Counties.

John believes that individuals can make better decisions for their own families than the federal government. One of his most popular pieces of legislation is the FairTax. This revolutionary bill would abolish all federal income taxes, including payroll, self-employment, income, capital gains, corporate and death taxes, and replace them all with one simple, straightforward federal sales tax. The FairTax will give the American people control over their own lives again by allowing them to keep 100% of their paychecks, as well as shielding their personal information from government bureaucrats.

John serves on the powerful House Rules Committee. Virtually every piece of legislation must be reviewed by the Rules Committee, which establishes the guidelines for every Congressional debate. He is also Chairman of the Rules Subcommittee on Technology and the House.

John has also been appointed to be one of only nine members who sit on the Committee on House Administration. This prestigious committee has jurisdiction over all administrative functions of the House.

Prior to running for Congress in 1990, John Linder served seven terms in Georgia's General Assembly, where he was spokesman for small business and families. He opposed the tax-and-spend policies of the Democrat-dominated Georgia legislature. He introduced several measures for reform of the legislature, such as requiring disclosure of lobbyist expenditures and mandating competitive bidding for legislative procurement. John also fought to open committee meetings to the public and to return administrative authority over public schools back to local communities. In the process, he helped build the Republican Party and a two-party system of government in Georgia.

John later put this political expertise to use as Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (1996-98), where he worked to maintain the Republican majority in the House.

Born September 9, 1942, in Deer River, Minnesota, John earned his bachelor?s degree from the University of Minnesota in 1964 as well as a doctorate in dental surgery in 1967. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force from 1967 to 1969. Upon completion of his military service, John moved to Georgia in 1969 where he began his private dental practice.

Expanding his interests beyond dentistry, in 1977 John founded Linder Financial Corporation, an asset-based lending institution providing financial assistance to small businesses throughout the South. He served as President of Linder Financial Corp. until his election to Congress in 1992.

Married for 39 years, John and his wife, Lynne, have two adult children and four grandchildren.



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  11/07/2006 GA - District 07 Won 70.91% (+41.83%)
  07/18/2006 GA District 07- R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 GA District 7 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 GA District 7 Won 78.91% (+57.83%)
  08/20/2002 GA District 7 - R Primary Won 64.45% (+28.91%)
  11/07/2000 GA District 11 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1998 GA District 11 Won 69.32% (+38.64%)
  11/00/1998 NRCC Chairman Lost 37.20% (-25.60%)
  11/05/1996 GA District 11 Won 64.31% (+28.61%)
  11/00/1996 NRCC Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1994 GA District 4 Won 57.87% (+15.74%)
  11/03/1992 GA District 4 Won 50.53% (+1.07%)
  08/11/1992 GA District 4 - R Runoff Won 61.99% (+23.98%)
  07/21/1992 GA District 4 - R Primary Won 34.31% (+6.32%)
  11/06/1990 GA District 4 Lost 47.57% (-4.87%)
  11/08/1988 GA State House 044 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1986 GA State House 044 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1984 GA State House 044 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1982 GA State House 044 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/10/1982 GA State House 044 - R Primary Won 55.53% (+11.05%)
  08/05/1980 GA State Senate 41 - R Primary Lost 47.62% (-4.76%)
  11/05/1974 GA State House 044 Won 53.83% (+7.65%)
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NY District 23 - Special Election - Nov 03, 2009 R Douglas Hoffman
GA US President- R Primary - Feb 05, 2008 R Mike Huckabee
GA - District 08 - R Runoff - Aug 10, 2004 R Lynn Westmoreland
GA Republican Party Chairman - May 05, 2001 R David Shafer