A former Associated Press reporter, Greg Bluestein covers federal, state and local politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution with the objective of a more enlightened and knowledgeable community. The University of Georgia graduate traveled widely to cover the 2016 presidential election and most recently spent four months focused on the 6th Congressional District election.

“I’ve always had a passion for news and the process,” he said. “I wanted to help people be informed about the meaning behind what is being said.”

Originally from Sandy Springs, Bluestein grew up at Congregation B’nai Torah and Camp Barney Medintz. He is raising two daughters, ages 6 and 3, with his wife, Sheryl, in Dunwoody. They are members of B’nai Torah and “are very proud to be part of the Jewish community.”

He said it’s an optimistic time to be a young Jew in Atlanta, and he couldn’t think of a better place to raise his daughters. “We’re in walking distance of the JCC and synagogue. There are so many amenities for young adults and those with children.”

In 20 years he sees himself continuing his work in metro Atlanta by “holding political leaders accountable and making Georgians aware of where money is being spent.”

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