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Gingrey Plans 2 Town-Hall Meetings

The Marietta congressman will visit Cartersville and Kennesaw this week.

Marietta Republican , who represents the city in Congress, has scheduled two 90-minute town-hall meetings in his 11th District this week.

Gingrey is hosting a Monday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the in Cartersville. In his open invitation, the physician and politician invites his constituents "to share your thoughts and ideas on how to improve the 11th District and comment on what's happening in Washington."

The second meeting will be in Kennesaw at the from noon to 1:30 Thursday.

In his last series of district meetings in April, the federal budget and the debt ceiling were the top issues during stops in and .

But issues closer to home could take center stage this week. Gingrey told the Marietta Daily Journal he is not happy with proposed redistricting maps that would .

If the maps are approved, Gingrey would continue to represent Marietta and would add more of Cobb County, but he would lose Paulding, Floyd, Polk and other Northwest Georgia counties while gaining Cherokee County.

The current and proposed maps are attached to this article. The state House approved the changes last week, and the state Senate is expected to do the same this week.

Other topics on which Gingrey has voiced opinions lately include jobs and unemployment. The representative said in a press release that Congress should enact incentives for job creators, encourage investment and strengthen the economy.

In addition to not raising taxes, Gingrey has advocated three pieces of legislation he says will put Americans back to work: Cut, Cap and Balance; the repeal of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul; and the end of the moratorium on oil exploration.

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