A Woodstock resident has tossed his hat into the ring for the crowded Republican primary for the U.S. House of Representatives District 11 seat in Georgia.
Retired Col. Larry Mrozinski on Saturday announced his intentions to run for the seat.
Mrozinksi will join former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr of Smyrna, Georgia House Majority Whip Ed Lindsey of Buckhead, businesswoman Tricia Pridemore of Marietta and Georgia Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, of Bartow County, as contenders for the June 3, 2014, Republican primary to fill the seat.
Gingrey is running for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by Sen. Saxby Chambliss as he plans to retire next year.
Col. Mrozinski retired from the U.S. Army in 2009. According to his website, he served as the senior military advisor in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Peacekeeping, Sanctions and Counterterrorism Division at the U.S. Department of State.
He's also served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Kuwait, Haiti, Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina and in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The colonel is a member of The American Legion, a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, a life member of Disabled American Veterans and a life member of the Military Officers Association of America.
Mrozinski is also a sponsoring member of the USO, a member of the Georgia Sheriffs' Association and a contributing partner for the Special Olympics.
The retired colonel has bachelor's degrees in political science and health science from SUNY Brockport and a master's degree in International Relations from Troy University. As a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Infantry, he received a degree in military science from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Mrozinski lives in Woodstock with wife Danielle and they have four adult children.
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