JAMES Magazine has again featured former Congressman Jack Kingston in its 2016 Most Influential listing. This annual list showcases the accomplishments of men and women in the US State of Georgia who are the "guiding lights" of the business, political, legal and media community.
Rep. Kingston is recognized for his contributions as former Representative of Georgia's 1st District, his current role as Principal in Public Policy at Squire Patton Boggs – having joined in February 2015 after leaving Congress – and as current Chair of the Georgia Republican Party Foundation.
Rep. Kingston served in Congress from 1993 to 2015, during which time he served in a variety of roles, including on the House Appropriations Committee, serving on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee as well as Chairman on a number of other influential subcommittees, including Agriculture, Rural Development and the Food and Drug Administration and Labor, Health, Human Services and Education. He also served as Vice-Chairman of the House Republican Conference, the sixth-ranking post among House Republicans, from 2002 to 2006. Prior to his service in Congress, he was a member of the Georgia State Legislature and was Vice-President of an insurance services company.
Throughout his career in public service, Rep. Kingston received over 40 awards from various non-partisan interest groups on a wide range of issues. He was also awarded the Watchdog of the Treasury Award and the US Chamber of Commerce’s Spirit of Enterprise Award.
The full listing of JAMES Magazine’s 2016 Most Influential can be found here.