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Suwanee native and former Georgia state representative Josh Clark (R-98) declared his candidacy for U.S. Senate on Monday, Nov. 15, for the May 2022 Republican primary to unseat Raphael Warnock in the November 2022 midterm election. 

“Back in 2002, when Democrats last held Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats, I went door to door to build up our state’s Republican party,” Clark said. “And I will not stand by and see our conservative principles and values go unrepresented in the U.S. Senate once again. 

A lifelong Republican, Clark served the North Gwinnett areas of Buford and Sugar Hill in District 98 in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2011-2015, defeating Wayne Hill in the 2010 primary. He served on the Appropriations, Small Business Development, Health and Human Services, and the Natural Resources and Environment committees in Georgia’s House. 

“I respect my opponents for the GOP nomination; however, I believe I’m the only one with the experience and ability to defeat out-of-touch liberal Raphael Warnock in November,” he said. “Unlike my opponents, I’ll be ready to go to work for Georgia on day one.”

Clark is a small business owner, husband and father of six who resides in Flowery Branch. He grew up in Gwinnett County with his nine siblings, two of whom graduated from Buford High School.

“Growing up, the 10 Clark kids learned to serve,” he said. “My brother and I both served in the Georgia House of Representatives; four of my siblings served in the military. Now, I’m going to Capitol Hill to serve Georgians and fix the mess Democrats are creating in Washington. I’ll serve, do my job, then step aside like I did in the Georgia House. I believe political office should be for just a season, not a career.”

Clark will host a Facebook Live event at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at

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