GOP FLIP: Republican David Jenkins Defeats Georgia House Minority Leader Bob Trammell

Committee invested nearly $1 million in RSLC’s top flip target in the country

WASHINGTON – The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) released the following statement after Georgia Republican David Jenkins defeated the RSLC’s top legislative target in the country, Democrat Minority Leader Bob Tramell. The committee invested nearly $1 million to ensure proper representation for the people of Georgia House District 132.

“From the time Bob Trammell started voting to increase taxes and failed to stand up to liberal anarchists, it became abundantly clear that he wasn’t fit to represent any district in Georgia,” said Austin Chambers, RSLC President. “We couldn’t be more excited to send Bob Trammell packin’ and replace him with an upgrade – Republican David Jenkins will serve his district with the utmost integrity and attention to the needs of his community. The RSLC congratulates David on this hard fought, but well-deserved, win. This is one of the biggest pickups in the country for Republicans.”

The RSLC launched a full-scale ad blitz campaign highlighting Trammell’s policy failures and more through targeted television, digital, and mail advertisements. The committee invested nearly $3 million in Georgia for the 2019-2020 election cycle to hold both legislative chambers and flip key seats like House District 132.

David Jenkins currently serves as an air ambulance helicopter pilot for Coweta, Meriwether, and Troup Counties. Additionally, he is a farmer and owner of Jenkins Farms in Grantville. Jenkins is a U.S. Army veteran of 21 years, where he served multiple deployments and retired as a captain and pilot for the 101st Airborne Division. He was deployed as a helicopter pilot to Kuwait during the invasion of Iraq in 2000. Jenkins is also a former Clayton County policeman and former Georgia Forestry Commission wildland firefighter.