This is part of a series of interviews with the Democratic Senate candidates on the ballot June 9, hoping to challenge Republican David Perdue in November.
James Knox is a political newcomer, Air Force veteran and former civil servant. His career has included 10 years as a federal civilian overseas across four continents. Knox said during the pandemic he has spent his campaign resources on direct relief to those in need, including homeless shelters and veterans organizations.
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“I know how committed I am to helping people. Because I understand; I’ve volunteered, mentored, donated, coached in underserved communities. I’m a veteran, and a servant-leader that’s served the nation and my community for over 30 years,” he said. “So I just felt that we needed someone reputable with character and integrity if we were ever going to get back to restoring a place of civility and people understanding and being able to be advocates for all people.”
Knox grew up in Alabama but moved to Georgia in 1989 when he was stationed at Robins Air Force Base. He now resides in Evans, Georgia.