Burkhalter: Jake will lead the GOP comeback

August 23, 2021
Former Georgia House Speaker Mark Burkhalter of Johns Creek endorsed Jake Evans’ campaign for the 6th Congressional District.
“I was part of the generation that brought conservative Republican leadership to Georgia, and I’m supporting Jake Evans because we need a bold Republican here on the Northside who’ll lead a conservative comeback,” Burkhalter said. “While our current member of Congress focuses on one issue, Jake will tackle the issues that keep the 6th District one of the best places to live in the United States. He’ll work on investing in transportation, protecting our neighborhoods and schools from Democrat efforts to federalize zoning, giving law enforcement the tools and support they need to fight crime and standing up for the conservative values that make this country great. I’m actively working to help his campaign because we must win this seat back and retake the House majority in Washington.”
Burkhalter served in the Georgia House of Representatives for 18 years, becoming speaker after a long stint as speaker pro tem. Today, he runs Burkhalter International, which specializes in real estate.
“Speaker Burkhalter was one of the proud conservatives that ushered in an era of Republican leadership for Georgia, and I’m proud to have his support,” Jake said. “Mark’s word and influence carries weight in this district, particularly in north Fulton where he remains a prominent member of that community. Just as he helped Republicans take over the state House, I want to help Republicans take back the U.S. House.”