By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer

Dr. Jody Hice is running as a republican candidate for the United States Congress in Georgia’s Tenth District.

Hice describes himself as a republican, constitutionalist, and Christian, and has been a minister for the past 30 years. He also hosts the syndicated radio show The Jody Hice Show. Hice, a native of Georgia, attended at Tucker High School before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky., a master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and a doctor of ministry degree from Luther Rice Seminary in Atlanta.

During Barrow County’s lawsuit against the ACLU over the county’s Ten Commandments display filed in 2003, Hice aided the county with raising the money necessary to defend the case.

He was also one of the 33 pastors nationwide to participate in “Pulpit Freedom Sunday” during 2008 in an attempt to challenge the IRS’ stance on addressing political issues from the pulpit.

During an interview with the Citizen, Hice stated that “this country is headed in the wrong direction,” blaming “wrong leadership” for that failing.

Hice also expressed the opinion that Obamacare should be repealed and said that government intrusion is a “push toward socialism.”