Ed Jenkins for Congress
Edgar Lanier "Ed" Jenkins (born January 4, 1933, in Young Harris, Georgia) is an American politician from Georgia. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1977 to 1993. He is a Democrat. Jenkins served in the Coast Guard from 1952 to 1955 and as administrative assistant to congressman Phillip M. Landrum from 1959 to 1962. He supported protection for the textile industry and capital gains tax cuts. In 1989, he challenged Richard Gephardt for Majority Leader but lost by a margin of 76 to 181 votes. He is a close personal friend of former US Senator and Governor of Georgia Zell Miller, who also grew up in Young Harris.