Democrat Announces Congressional Run

A candidate is throwing his hat in the ring for Congress in northeast Georgia.

Speaking at a rally held January 18 at the Gainesville Civic Center, David Vogel announced his decision to run as a Democrat for the U.S. House of Representatives in Georgia’s 9th District.

The seat is currently held by Republican Doug Collins.

According to his website,, Vogel retired from teaching and moved to Madison County in 2008.

In 2012, Vogel ran for the Georgia House of Representatives in District 33, losing to incumbent Tom McCall.