John Phillip Gingrey, was the U.S. representative for Georgia's 11th congressional district from 2003 to 2015. He is a member of the Republican Party . The district is located in the northwestern suburbs of Atlanta. Since leaving Congress, Gingrey has worked as a senior adviser at the District Policy Group in Washington, D.C., which is the lobbying arm of the Drinker Biddle law firm.On March 27, 2013, Gingrey announced he would be a candidate in the 2014 race for U.S. Senate for his state, but he lost in the May 20, 2014 Republican primary, placing fourth.Early life, education, and early political careerGingrey was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia and graduated from Aquinas High School. He received a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Georgia Tech in 1965, and then earned his M.D. from Medical College of Georgia. He started his 26-year practice as an obstetrician/gynecologist.