Michael Opitz seeks the Republican nomination for the District 11 U.S. House of Representatives seat currently held by Rep. Phil Gingrey.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Michael Opitz is running against Rep. Phil Gingrey and William Llop for the Republican nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives District 11 seat. He lives in Marietta with his wife of 33 years and has three children. Patch asked Opitz questions about the District 11 race via email. What made you want to run for office? I am motivated to run for Congress because Congress needs help:
(a) improving its compliance with the principles of the U.S. Constitution; (b) developing legislation to induce manufacturing activity in the U.S.; and, (c) revamping our tax code along the lines of the F.A.I.R. Tax. I will bring a new voice to Congress and push hard to seriously address our nation’s problems and work to provide good solutions for …
Republican candidates the District 6 State Senate and District 11 Congressional races participated in a forum hosted by the Cobb County Republican Women's Club Tuesday.
Tax reform was the hot topic at Tuesday’s Cobb County Republican Women’s Forum for the candidates for the District 6 State Senate and District 11 Congressional races. Tuesday’s forum was the first of three hosted by the Cobb County Republican Women’s Club. A three-person panel posed two questions to the candidates. Panelists included Joe Dendy, chairman of the Cobb County Republican Party; Joe Kirby, Marietta Daily Journal columnist; and Diane Webb, Cobb County State Court Clerk. William Llop and Michael Opitz are both competing to represent Georgia's 11th Congressional District. When asked what two specific areas they’d target to improve the job market, both candidates said the answer lies with tax reform. “We have the highest corporate …