John King

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Incumbent

Background

John King received his B.A. in Criminal Justice and Public Administration from Brenau University and his Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He was educated at the FBI National Academy and the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange Program in Israel [1]. King has served as the Georgia Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner since 2019 [3]. As a member of the Atlanta Police Department, King was awarded the Chief’s Blue Star; he later became the Doraville Chief of Police. King is also a decorated Major General of the National Guard and has received awards including the Bronze Star Medal and Combat Infantryman Badge, the Meritorious Service Medal, a NATO award, and the El Salvador gold medal for achievement. King was born in Mexico and is the first Hispanic statewide official in Georgia [1].

Key Issues

Healthcare

King supports lowering healthcare and insurance costs for Georgians [4].

Transparency

King prioritizes ending corruption and fraud within the Department of Insurance and the insurance industry [4].

Economy

King supports lowering taxes, especially those that affect small businesses [4].

Endorsements

Brian Kemp, Governor of Georgia; Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; Georgia Chamber of Commerce; National Federation of Independent Business Georgia PAC; Gwinnett Forum

Sources

1 Office of Commissioner of Insurance and Safety Fire

2 John King Campaign Website

3 Ballotpedia

4 Facebook