|U.S. Representative from Georgia's 9th District|
From: January 3, 2013 – present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
|Georgia House of Representatives, 27th District|
From: January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2017
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Service Years|| 2002 – present (reserve)|
|Rank|| Lieutenant Colonel|
|Unit||94th Airlift Wing|
Collins served in the United States Air Force as a chaplain since 2002. Completing a deployment between 2008 and 2009, Collins earned his rank as Lieutenant Colonel and is currently a reservist.
U.S. House of Representatives
2020 Senate run
Collins said in December 2019 that he was considering running for the Senate in 2020, saying he wasn't "ruling it out". He later announced on January 29, 2020 that he officially launched a campaign to run for the seat currently held by Kelly Loeffler.
Criticism of Kelly Loeffler
Collins has strongly criticized Loeffler for what is perceived to be insufficient conservatism, such as her support by an anti-Trump group.
Collins is a strong conservative who opposes abortion, gun control, and amnesty.