Gillespie spoke in front of Lowndes County Courthouse in Valdosta Monday afternoon.
He says his top domestic issue is to create a "South Georgia Alternative Energy Initiative."
Also on Gillespie's agenda, stopping illegal immigration, repealing the "No Child Left Behind Act" and balancing the federal budget.
Georgia's First Congressional District is currently represented by Jack Kingston. Kingston has been in office for fourteen years.
The District covers twenty-five counties in South Georgia.