Gainesville educator Josh McCall defeated Clayton Army veteran Dave Cooper Tuesday, May 22, in the Democratic primary for the U.S. House, 9th District.
Who is he: Josh McCall is a teacher at Riverside Military Academy. He declared his candidacy in early 2017 and has been an active presence on the Hall County political scene since then.
How he reacted: “The biggest thing I’m excited for is, from the beginning to the end of this campaign, I’ve run a platform that would be good for all Americans. I’m so excited about working for all my neighbors.”
On the issues: Health care is his top concern. Also, “we really need an infrastructure bill, which (President Donald) Trump has broken his promise on. Maybe we can pressure him to get some infrastructure investment and it will be focused on green jobs.”
What’s next: McCall faces incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Collins on Nov. 6.
U.S. House, 9th District
Josh McCall: 52.7%
Dave Cooper: 47.3%