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Georgia's District 6 House race: Meet Karen Handel

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The race to fill Tom Price's vacant congressional seat in Georgia's 6th district has become the most expensive House race in American history, and the two candidates vying for the spot have received national attention throughout this close race.

We wanted to give a brief background of both candidates using information from their campaign websites.

Meet Karen Handel

Karen Handel is a life-long conservative who served as Georgia's first elected Republican Secretary of State. She was also chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, where she turned a $100 million deficit into a balanced budget.

Handel served as president and CEO of the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, where she led the chamber from near bankruptcy to solvency.

Handel's private sector experience includes executive management positions with CIBA Vision and the accounting firm KPMG.

She and her husband have lived in the district for more than 20 years, and currently reside in Roswell.

Election day is on June 20.

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