UPDATED 7:05 PM PT – Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Jake Evans, former chairman of the Georgia Ethics Committee, has launched a congressional bid against Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Ga.). During an interview on Tuesday, Evans announced his run as an effort to fight back against the radical left who have wanted to “erase our culture, our values and our American identity.”
Invoking President Trump and former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Evans vowed to be a strong conservative “trailblazer” in his campaign ad.
Evans went on to say, “that’s why just like President Trump and former Congressman Newt Gingrich, I’ll blaze a trail with bold conservative values and big ideas that gets us back on the right track.”
— Jake Evans (@JakeEvansGA) July 13, 2021
Evans stepped down as chairman for the Ethics Commission at the end of June in preparation for his House bid to challenge McBath. He asserted Americans needed lawmakers who would fight for constitutional rights rather than “political opportunism.”
Evans is joining a handful of other Republicans running in the Peach State’s 6th district, including former state Rep. Meagan Hanson and army veteran Harold Earls.