Cobb Chairman-elect Mike Boyce poses for a portrait at his home, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in East Cobb, Ga. Boyce recently defeated incumbent Chairman Tim Lee in a Republican primary runoff. BRANDEN CAMP/SPECIAL

Georgia 6th District Race: Cobb Commission Chair Mike Boyce endorses Karen Handel

Mike Boyce, chairman of the Cobb County Commission, endorsed Republican Karen Handel in the sixth district race against Democrat Jon Ossoff, her campaign announced Friday.

"As the sitting Chairman of Cobb County, I know the challenges Karen Handel encountered” as chair of the Fulton County Commission, he said. “I know she is up to the task. I strongly endorse her and encourage everyone to vote for her." 

Commissioners Bob Ott and JoAnn Birrell have also endorsed Handel, the statement said.

Mike Boyce was sworn in as chairman of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners on December 30, 2016. (Video by Bob Andres, edited by Erica A. Hernandez/AJC)

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