The Georgia Politics Podcast focuses on all things under the gold dome and around the state. Show host Preston Thompson covers the most noteworthy updates of the legislative session of Georgia's House of Representatives and State Senate.

The Host


Hans Appen

Hans joined Appen Media Group in 2010 and took over all operations in 2013 as its General Manager.

Additionally, Hans oversees operations for all of Appen Media Group. Outside of his work with Appen Media Group, in 2013 Hans founded and would go on to lead the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce for 3 years. During his tenure he led the startup chamber to over 400 members, a budget of $150,000 annually, a staff of 5 and over 150 events a year.

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Craig Kidd

Craig is the Chief of Staff for Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker, a longtime Republican volunteer, and has been the Vice Chair for the Fulton County Republican Party for the last 6 years.

Preston Thompson

Preston worked in the public relations industry for five years before working on local and federal campaigns. In 2018 he managed one of the biggest upsets in the Georgia House of Representatives, giving House District 48 in Roswell, Georgia their first ever democrat by a margin of 161 votes. After spending over 20 years in Sandy Springs, Preston now lives in Dunwoody.

He enjoys rooting for his Alma mater, the University of Alabama, and his favorite local team, Atlanta United.

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