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Georgia's District 6 House race: Meet Jon Ossoff

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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 Jon Ossoff

Ossoff was born in Atlanta's Piedmont Hospital and grew up in the Northlake area.

He had top security clearance while working with the U.S. military and intelligence community on counterterrorism, naval, air and cybersecurity programs.

When he worked on Capitol Hill, he sang in performances with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. (He also played third base for the South London Pirates in the British Baseball Federation while earning his Master's degree at the London School of Economics.)

Ossoff is a documentary film maker, and in 2016 he led a team that exposed more than 30 corrupt judges in Ghana, West Africa.

Here's his general welcome statement, which can be found on his page:

 I was born and raised in Georgia and grew up here in the Sixth District.
Today, I lead a company that investigates corrupt politicians and organized crime.

Our team has taken down human traffickers, exposed dozens of corrupt officials around the world, and uncovered atrocities committed by ISIS in Iraq. Previously, I was a senior national security staffer in the U.S. Congress, working with our military and intelligence community to keep Georgians safe while investigating wrongdoing by government contractors.

During five years as a Congressional aide, I learned how to get things done in Washington. On Capitol Hill and as a journalist, I’ve learned how to expose and fight the abuse of power.

I will use my experience and all of my energy to fight for Georgia.

Stay tuned!

Election day is on June 20.

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