I'd like to reach out to any of you Kossacks from Georgia's 6th Congressional District for information. Feel free to add your understanding of the communities, issues, etc.
This isn't going to be much of a diary. You can add anything you want about Georgia's 6th Congressional District. Keep in mind this diary is just for information purposes. Let's not get too carried away with whether or not any of these Knowledge Democrats information gathering diaries mean the Congressional districts in questions are winnable by Democrats or not. Were here to assess districts across the country, no matter how "deep reed" or "red" or Republican-occupied they are.
What issues directly affect people in Georgia's 6th Congressional District? My colleague Augustin and I are working on the Knowledge Democrats project and I've started working on a wiki page for the 6th Congressional congressional district in order to assist in our long term efforts to promote progressive candidates in that district, whether at the local, state or federal level. We understand the 6th Congressional District may in fact have more of a conservative constituency but we're looking to reach out to any Kossacks, Democrats or progressives in the area anyway. It helps for long-term planning.
We also know that the current representative of the district is Congresswoman Tom Price.
Here are the results of the November 2012 election (per Ballotpedia):
U.S. House, Georgia, District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Jeff Kazanow 35.5% 104,365
Republican Tom Price 64.5% 189,669
Total Votes: 294,034
Also, taking politics out of the equation, let others know if you've been to Georgia's 6th Congressional District and can point out some good restaurants, venues and places to spend time in there.
So far, I only have the basic information. What issues should be documented? What important links / articles / information should be added to the wiki page?
Here's what we know about Georgia's 6th Congressional District per Wikipedia:
Location of District: Northern suburbs of Atlanta, portions of eastern Cobb County, northern Fulton County, and northern Dekalb County.
All or portions of cities included: Roswell, Johns Creek, Tucker, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Doraville and Dunwoody
Current Representative: Congressman Tom Price, from the Republican Party
Ethnicity: Predominately Caucasian, 13.4% Black, 13.3% Hispanic