John Heddens Kingston was born on April 24,1955 and is an American politician who served as US representative for in southeast Georgia, serving from 1993 to 2015.
28 Facts About Jack Kingston
Jack Kingston is a member of the Republican Party and was part of the House leadership when he served as vice-chair of the Republican Conference.
Jack Kingston was born on April 24,1955, in Bryan, Texas.
Jack Kingston is the son of Martha Ann and Albert James Kingston Jr.
Jack Kingston's father was born in Brooklyn and his mother in Los Angeles.
Jack Kingston received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Georgia in 1978, where he joined Lambda Chi Alpha and the Demosthenian Literary Society.
Jack Kingston was vice president of Palmer, Cay and Carswell from 1979 to 1992.
Jack Kingston won re-election in 1986,1988, and 1990 all unopposed.
In 1992, Jack Kingston gave up his seat in the state house to pursue a congressional run in Georgia's 1st congressional district after five-term Democratic incumbent Lindsay Thomas announced his retirement.
Jack Kingston was helped by the 1990s round of redistricting, which significantly altered the district.
From 2003 through the end of 2006, Jack Kingston served as vice-chairman of the House Republican Conference, the sixth-ranking post among House Republicans.
Jack Kingston was an early supporter of earmark reforms and spending reductions.
Jack Kingston signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge by the Americans for Tax Reform, and in 2009 he was named a "Taxpayer Hero" by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste for his votes to reduce government spending and taxes.
In 2010 Jack Kingston signed a pledge sponsored by Americans for Prosperity promising to vote against any Global Warming legislation that would raise taxes.
Jack Kingston has voted to allow HMOs to be sued, and to limit damages and shorten time limits for medical lawsuits.
Jack Kingston has voted to bar the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases, and voted to add pollutants to the Clean Water Act.
Jack Kingston has voted against tax incentives for renewable energy and in favor of opening the Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling.
Jack Kingston voted to loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases and to allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad.
In November 1997, Jack Kingston was one of eighteen Republicans in the House to co-sponsor a resolution by Bob Barr that sought to launch an impeachment inquiry against President Bill Clinton.
On October 8,1998, Jack Kingston voted in favor of legislation that was passed to open an impeachment inquiry.
On December 19,1998, Jack Kingston voted in favor of all four proposed articles of impeachment against Clinton.
Jack Kingston sponsored legislation in 1999 to authorize the expansion of the Savannah harbor in order to accommodate larger vessels.
Jack Kingston has said he was not "allegedly" advocating that poor children be singled out but rather that all children should perform chores to learn work ethic but emphasised those students specifically that were getting free lunches as the ones that should be working.
Jack Kingston was dropped from the network in February 2019.
In May 2013, Jack Kingston officially announced he would run for the open US senate seat being vacated by Republican US Senator Saxby Chambliss.
Jack Kingston was endorsed in the race by Sean Hannity and Neal Boortz, as well as the US Chamber of Commerce.
On February 18,2018, four days after the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting which left 17 people dead, in an interview with CNN, Jack Kingston suggested that the survivors of the massacre, who had organized to oppose gun violence, were being taken advantage of by "left wing activists" and funded by George Soros.
Jack Kingston's comments angered the survivors of the shooting who described them as "despicable" and called on Kingston to apologize.