Virginia-Highland retired lawyer Howard Stopeck, 73, is set to face incumbent U.S. Rep. John Lewis for the District 5 Congressional seat in November. A Republican, Stopeck made an unsuccessful bid for Congress in 1984.
The 5th Congressional District represents a diverse swath of metro Atlanta that stretches from Buckhead to Forest Park and Decatur to Sandtown.
On his website, Stopek writes:
"Whereas John Lewis was effective in Civil Rights; he’s stuck there. Whereas Atlantans need jobs and we have the highest foreclosure rate in America in the last four years, John Lewis has no solutions to create jobs beyond Rumpelstiltskin spinning straw into gold, for those who believe in fairytales. Atlanta needs more than a hero ..."
View here Stopeck's platform in a two-part series dealing with taxes, abortion, debt ceiling, lobbyists, providing for the poor and much more.