UPDATE: This event has been moved to the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center hotel in Dunwoody from its originally announced Sandy Springs location due to the expected size of the crowd.


U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan will appear at a campaign rally for 6th Congressional District candidate Karen Handel on May 15 in Dunwoody.

Karen Handel.

Handel, a Republican, is vying with Democrat Jon Ossoff for the Congressional seat, which covers parts of Brookhaven, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs, among other north metro areas.

The Congressional seat is open because former U.S. Rep. Tom Price left to become the U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services. Ossoff’s strong challenge in the longtime Republican stronghold has drawn national attention to the race and made it a symbolic battleground for the two parties.

The rally will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center hotel, 246 Perimeter Center Parkway. The public is invited to attend, with doors opening at 3 p.m. and speeches beginning at 4 p.m.

The rally was originally scheduled to be held at a brewery in Sandy Springs, but is moving to the hotel due to the expected size of the crowd, according to the Handel campaign.