Ethan Underwood, a property rights attorney from Forsyth County, is running to represent Georgia’s 9th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Underwood previously served as chairman of the Forsyth County Republican Party and second vice chair of the 9th Congressional District Republican Party. He is currently a member of the GOP State Committee.
“I am running for U.S. Congress in Georgia’s 9th District because we need a battle-ready Republican leader who can make decisions and take action day-one on the issues that are in the best interest of our district and our state,” Underwood said in a statement. “While Washington, DC is embroiled in a hostile, philosophical fight, Northeast Georgia communities care about problems and solutions in real life. I will work relentlessly to clear the path for our citizens to make a living and pursue happiness.”
As a partner at Miles, Hansford & Tallant in Cumming, Underwood focuses on representing private property owners in land use, condemnation and tax appeal cases. He has served on several boards for local organizations, including the Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, the Bald Ridge Lodge and Rewarding Minds. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Alpharetta.
Underwood and his wife Tiffany have four children. The family attends Mountain Lake Church. One of his daughters has been cancer-free for 15 years, and the experience has made Underwood “passionate about making certain Georgians have access to quality, privately funded healthcare options – and fighting against a single-payer healthcare system,” according to a statement.
Underwood also supports educational choice, and he and his wife “know that a one-size-fits-all educational system does not work for all children, and have worked with public, private, and homeschooling options for their children’s needs,” according to his campaign announcement.
Underwood attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for his undergraduate degree, then received a law degree and a master’s in business administration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
His family moved to North Forsyth in 2003.
Doug Collins currently holds the 9th District seat but has announced a run for the U.S. Senate.