Renee Unterman (L) and Geoff Duncan (R)

Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan has offered his support of State Senator Renee Unterman in her bid for Georgia’s 7th Congressional seat.

The endorsement took politicos by surprise as Unterman and Duncan were once on the opposite ends of the Republican political spectrum when Duncan was serving in the state house. Duncan formerly advocated for limited government, which often put he and Unterman at odds on legislation. Unterman also lost her Health & Human Services Committee Chairmanship when Duncan took the helm in the Georgia Senate.

In a press release, Unterman said:

“I am honored to have the support of so many dedicated public servants from Forsyth and Gwinnett counties. From the beginning, my campaign has focused on the kitchen table issues that matter most to our community and its citizens, and I am humbled by the confidence these local officials have placed in me to fight for our shared values in Washington. From Loganville to Cumming, I am working every day to earn the support of every voter in the 7th Congressional District between now and the Republican primary on May 19.” 

Among the endorsements:

Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan State of Georgia
Sheriff Butch Conway Gwinnett County
District Attorney Daniel Porter Gwinnett County
Commission Chair Charlotte Nash Gwinnett County
Commissioner Molly Cooper Forsyth County, District 1
Commissioner Cindy Jones-Mills Forsyth County, District 4
Representative Brett Harrell Georgia House District 106
Mayor Linda Blechinger City of Auburn
Mayor Bill Orr City of Braselton
Commission Chairman Phillip Beard City of Buford
Mayor Trey King City of Dacula
Mayor Nancy Harris City of Duluth
Mayor Allison Wilkerson City of Grayson
Fmr. Mayor Judy Jordan-Johnson City of Lawrenceville
Fmr. Mayor Johnny Crist City of Lilburn
Mayor Rey Martinez City of Loganville
Mayor Mike Mason City of Peachtree Corners
Mayor Kenneth Waycaster City of Rest Haven
Mayor Barbara Bender City of Snellville
Mayor Steve Edwards City of Sugar Hill
Mayor Jimmy Burnette City of Suwanee

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Jessica Szilagyi
Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."


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