Why Am I Running For HD 104

I am committed to promoting and supporting policies and inclusive legislation that will bring the residents of Gwinnett County together, not divide us. Decisions must be based on data, not party affiliation. 

About Me

My Background

I am a lifelong Democrat and Executive Committee member in the Gwinnett Democratic Party. I was the 2018 Democratic candidate for the GA House District 104. I was the, first Democrat in 8-years to oppose an 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.

I have experience in all forms of government, having worked in local, state, and federal levels. I have experience in public health as a scientist, a certified teacher and professor, an epidemiologist and as the former director of a county health department.


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 Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association of Gwinnett 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