Mark Speaks with Gwinnett Daily Post


Johns Creek resident Mark Gonsalves may be running for Congress as a Republican, but he doesn't shy away from suggesting that the GOP may have lost touch a bit with its fiscal conservative roots.

In fact, it's the first thing he brought up when asked during a recent interview why he was running for Congress.

"I don't really see anybody standing up to take on these hard issues," Gonsalves said. "Nobody is talking about the fiscal irresponsibility of where we are now. We were the party at one point that had fiscal discipline, right? We were the party of smaller government. We were the party of balanced budgets. We were the ones that were willing to impose some restraint.