Mike Collins, who placed second to Rep. Jody Hice in the 2014 GOP primary runoff in GA-10, is running again for the same seat. Rep. Hice has announced that he is seeking the position of Secretary of State in Georgia.
From a press release:
Mike Collins (R-GA), conservative outsider and small businessman, today announced his candidacy for Georgia’s 10th Congressional District. Mike campaigned and raised money for candidate-Trump in 2016 before he was the Republican nominee and did so again in 2020.
“I’m running for Congress because the radical left is out-of-control,” Collins said. “The liberals in Washington, D.C. won’t stop until someone stands up to them, and for hard-working Georgians. I’m pro-Trump, pro-life and will protect our Second Amendment rights. I’m running to fight for the families and small business owners in my community and around the country. I won’t bow to the woke mob’s cancel culture or Nancy Pelosi’s job-killing, gun-grabbing agenda.”
Collins’ conservative record earned him the endorsement of Trump ally and former Republican Speaker of the House and Georgian Newt Gingrich.
“Mike is a conservative outsider who will always put America First, no matter what the D.C. special interests and insiders want,” said Gingrich. “He can be trusted to fight for Georgia families, protect our Second Amendment rights and to keep our elections safe and secure. Mike will oppose the radical Biden/Pelosi agenda and stand up against the Socialist Squad. We can count on him to stand by his conservative principles and always fight for us and Georgia values.”
Mike was born and raised in Jackson, Georgia. He credits his first job at age 12, sweeping floors in his dad’s shop, for instilling in him the value of hard work and an appreciation for the American Dream. That strong foundation and his entrepreneurial spirit spurred him to found his first business at age 25.
For the past 28 years, Mike has successfully owned and operated several small businesses. Since then, he’s grown his trucking business from just one semi-truck to a fleet of 115. Collins Trucking hauls millions of metric tons of freight throughout the nation each year and employs more than 100 hard-working Georgians.
Mike graduated with a business degree from Georgia State University and married his high school sweetheart, Leigh Ann. They have three children and three grandchildren and still reside in Jackson, where they are actively involved in their community. Mike serves on the board of the Georgia Motor Trucking Association and the Associated Credit Union. He and his wife attend Rocksprings Church.