The race for Georgia’s 7th Congressional District is gearing up, and physician and veteran Dr. Richard McCormick is aiming for the Republican nomination.
McCormick, an emergency medicine physician at Gwinnett Medical Center, is one of nine Republicans who have declared their intention to run for the seat in 2020 and is promising to bring his conservative beliefs to the campaign trail.
On the issues, McCormick has said he supports the FairTax initiative, the Second Amendment and is pro-life.
McCormick served for more than 20 years in the Marine Corps and Navy as a pilot and emergency medicine physician, serving in combat zones in Africa, the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan.
He is a graduate of Morehouse School of Medicine, completed his residency in emergency medicine through Emory University while training at Grady Hospital and received an MCA from National University.
McCormick lives in Suwannee with his wife, Debra, who is an oncologist. The couple has seven children and attends Gwinnett Church, where McCormick serves as a small group leader for high school students.
The high-profile race has been receiving national attention after Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Lawrenceville) defeated Democratic challenger Carolyn Boudreaux in 2018 by less than 500 votes in a historically conservative stronghold.
McCormick will face longtime state Sen. Renee Unterman (R-Buford), former Home Depot executive Lynne Homrich, former Atlanta Falcons player Joe Profit, Air Force veteran Ben Bullock, businessman Mark Gonsalves, co-founder of the Conservative Diversity Alliance Jacqueline Tseng, former education executive Lerah Lee and former college professor Lisa Noel Babbage.
On the Democratic side, Bourdeaux is running again in 2020, along with other Democratic hopefuls in state Rep. Brenda Lopez Romero (D-Norcross), activist Nabilah Islam, attorney Marqus Cole and former Fulton County Commission chairman John Eaves.
Parties will select their candidates in primaries next May before the November election.
More information about McCormick’s campaign can be found at FriendsofMcCormick.com