Derrick McCollum, a firefighter, veteran and business owner, is running to represent District 103 in the Georgia House of Representatives.
“I’m running because our current representative is missing in action. He has failed to deliver for Hall and Gwinnett Counties during his time in office. His campaign is funded largely by trial lawyers and lobbyists, and he just flat out isn’t living up to our expectations,” McCollum, a Republican, said in a statement. “As a firefighter and a veteran, I know what it means to serve our community and our country, and I know how to get results. I plan to do just that as our next State Representative for the 103rd District.”
He hopes to cut taxes, expand job opportunities and training, and prioritize “protecting life, the Second Amendment, and religious liberty from the radical liberal agenda,” according to his website.
McCollum enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps out of high school and is a Desert Storm veteran. After 9/11, he decided to become a firefighter and emergency medical technician. He also owns two businesses.
McCollum and his wife Gina live in Gainesville and have three children.
State Rep. Timothy Barr, R-Lawrenceville, currently holds the seat and has qualified to run for reelection.District 103 covers parts of South Hall and North Gwinnett counties.