Why Am I Running For HD 104?

My Background - Community and Public Service


 I am lifelong Democrat and an Executive Committee member in the Gwinnett Democratic Party, an educator, epidemiologist and a juvenile justice reform advocate. I have worked my entire life for equal justice, women’s rights, healthcare, education, transportation, and employment opportunities for all.

I work tirelessly for public education, voting rights, healthcare, small business, equal pay for women, environmental stewardship, and child safety.

I was the 2018 Democratic candidate for the GA House District 104. I was the, first Democrat in 8-years to oppose the incumbent Republican. Although I lost by only 1,700 votes, I received 47% of the votes cast in a very tight race. No one thought the race would be that close. In 2018, I was endorsed by the Gwinnett Education Association and the Georgia Education Association.  

I was a founding member and past president of the Gwinnett Federation of Democratic Women. I helped build this organization into a vibrant and active association.  I am a graduate of the Gwinnett County Police Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association and the Citizen’s Emergency Response Team (CERT).

I have a Masters of Science (MS) Degree in Epidemiology/Public Health from Columbia University School of Public and a Masters of Science in Sociology and Applied Social Research from Florida State University, School of Social Sciences and Public Policy. I’ve worked in public health and epidemiology at the CDC, in Georgia, Florida, Maine, New Jersey, New York, and in Guatemala.

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We Need New Boundaries

 

I’ve lived in this district for over 11 years and I have plenty of proposals to improve the quality of life locally, for all of my constituents which we can discuss.  It’s extremely important to restore a balanced two party system.  The next Georgia house will determine political boundaries that will govern future elections. Democrats must be part of that effort. Republican majorities have drawn biased district lines (gerrymandering) to retain majority power even as their constituency shrinks. Gwinnett is an extremely diverse county and all citizens have the right for their vote to count.

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All Americans Have A Right To Vote

Voter suppression has to end. We need free and open elections. So the position I am running for has tremendous importance beyond the local level. Here are some of my proposals to improve things in HD104:


*Equal Opportunity To Live The American Dream

*Clean Transportation Altnernatives

*Protect Local Education

*Affordable Healthcare For All

*Affordable Childcare Options

*Eliminate The Monopoly On Natural Gas