||Marjorie Taylor Greene
||May 27, 1974
||Milledgeville, Georgia, U.S.
||University of Georgia
||$ 1million ( estimated)
Marjorie Taylor Greene with family
Marjorie Taylor Greene is an American politician, businesswoman, and far-right conspiracy theorist serving because the U.S. representative for Georgia's 14th district . A member of the Republican Party and a staunch supporter of Donald Trump, Greene was elected to Congress in November 2020 and sworn into office on January 3, 2021.
Early life and Education : Greene was born in Milledgeville, Georgia, on May 27, 1974, the daughter of Robert Taylor.She graduated from South Forsyth highschool in Cumming, Georgia in 1992,and the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1996.
In statements made during 2019,and during a February 4, 2021 House floor speech during which she explained her position on gun rights and faculty shootings, Greene alluded to being suffering from a September 1990 incident at her highschool during which an armed student held other students hostage for over five hours: "I understand how terrible it's because once I was 16 years old in 11th grade my school was a gun-free school zone and one among my schoolmates brought guns to high school and took our entire school hostage."Contemporaneous news reports from the note the armed student held 53 students hostage.
Personal life : Greene is married to Perry Greene.In a 2011 video, Marjorie Taylor Greene said that in her childhood she and her family "attended church off and on" which she was baptized for the primary time at age seven in order that she could take her first communion together with her school class. She noted that in her marriage the church she and her husband attended "went through a revolting scandal." She was subsequently rebaptized in 2011 into North Point Community Church, an evangelical megachurch network based in Alpharetta, during a baptism published within the aforementioned video.Greene speaks often about her faith, and has said that she wants to bring "my faith and my family values to Washington".
Professional career and Activism : Greene's father, Robert Taylor, founding father of Taylor Commercial, a construction company based in Alpharetta, Georgia, sold the corporate to Greene and her husband, Perry, in 2002.The couple are vice chairman and president, respectively, of the corporate . Greene was listed because the C.F.O. of the corporate from 2007 to 2011.
Taylor Commercial, widely listed in business directories in recent years as a residential renovation and siding contractor, received, during the 2020 pandemic, Paycheck Protection Program funding from the tiny Business Administration within the amount of $182,300. SBA filings declared Taylor Commercial expected to save lots of 12 jobs with the federal funds. During a July 2020 Republican congressional primary debate, Greene's main opponent, neurosurgeon John Cowan, questioned Greene's acceptance of the PPP money despite her opposition to Congressional appropriations of relief funds during the pandemic.
In 2011, when she stepped down as C.F.O. of Taylor Commercial, she took up CrossFit and commenced to post on social media and publish podcasts. By 2012, Greene was working as a part-time coach at CrossFit On The Move, an Alpharetta gym owned by Jim Chambers, who said that CrossFit "had quite taken her life over", adding, "She had tons of your time and tons of money" and a vague ambition "to run a gym".
Beginning in 2017, Greene authored 59 articles as a "correspondent" for the now-defunct "American Truth Seekers", a conspiracy news website, and beginning in January 2018, 27 articles for enforcement Today, an internet site that bills itself as "unapologetically in support of these who hold the skinny Blue Line."In 2017, Greene visited Washington, DC to protest against a Republican regulation compromise.
Greene was a top official of the Family America Project, a conservative group founded in January 2018. She was a moderator of the organization's Facebook group, including death threats against Democrats, bigotry directed at the Obamas and support for multiple conspiracy theories, including claims related to the toilet Birch Society of the U.S. government being infiltrated by communists.
Career as U.S. House of Representatives : Greene began her 2020 candidacy in Georgia's 6th district on June 4, 2019, where she resided. She stated her commitment to balance the federal budget and restrain Congress from using its constitutional power to spend new money into existence, adding.
On December 13, 2019, Greene announced that she was shifting her campaign to the 14th district, after incumbent Tom Graves announced he wouldn't run reelection there. The district includes much of northwestern Georgia, from the Chattanooga metropolitan area to the fringes of Atlanta. Members of the House are constitutionally required to measure within the state they represent, but not necessarily within the same district . Hence, although Greene had long lived in Alpharetta, which is within the 6th district, there would are no legal barrier to Greene running for the 14th from Alpharetta.
Greene campaigned as a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump. She ran on the slogan "Save America, Stop Socialism!" within the days before the first election, Facebook took down a Greene video for violating its terms of service. within the video she held an AR-15 style rifle and warned "antifa terrorists" to "stay the hell out of Northwest Georgia".
Greene finished first within the Republican primary. Because no candidate received quite half the votes, she faced John Cowan within the runoff election.In a July 14 runoff debate sponsored by the Walker County Republican Party , Greene claimed that she was "all about making jobs here in America" and had "created thousands of jobs within the United States" as a business owner.
Greene was expected to face Democratic IT specialist Kevin Van Ausdal, but he withdrew from the race on 9/11 , 2020. This left Greene unopposed within the November election .In the election , Greene won with 74% of the vote. Van Ausdal, whose name remained on the ballot, took 25%.Greene became the second Republican woman to represent Georgia within the House. The first, Karen Handel, was elected to represent the 6th during a special election in 2017, but was defeated for a term in 2018. Greene thus became the primary Republican woman elected to a term from a Georgia district.
Political positions : After she won the 2020 Republican primary runoff election, Greene asserted on Twitter that "he GOP establishment, the media, & the novel left, spent months & many dollars attacking me". She said she intended to continue "pulling the [Republican Party] to the right".
Greene may be a strong supporter of former president Donald Trump; on January 4, 2021, she involved the results of the election in Georgia to be "decertified". When asked if doing so would affect her own seat which of other Georgia Republicans (all of whom were elected on an equivalent ballot), Greene said, "We're just talking about the president's race."
After the second impeachment of Donald Trump, she introduced a piece of writing of impeachment against Joe Biden on January 21, the day after he took office; nobody co-sponsored Greene's proposal.
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