- Associated Press - Friday, January 30, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - Former congressman Phil Gingrey has been appointed to the board overseeing construction of a new Atlanta Falcons stadium.

Gov. Nathan Deal’s office made the announcement on Friday. Gingrey represented Georgia’s 11th District until 2015. The Marietta Republican made an unsuccessful bid for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination in 2014, opting not to run for the congressional seat.

The 15 members of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority are appointed to four-year terms by Georgia’s governor.

Authority spokeswoman Jennifer LeMaster says board members do not receive a salary but are eligible for a per diem payment of $105. She says Gingrey is replacing a board member who resigned last year.

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