why i'm running


I am running for Congress in Forsyth and Gwinnett because our country has lost its way, and needs new leadership. Our district represents the vibrant future of the United States. We are diverse and global in population and outlook, while also graced with smaller communities that emphasize education, green space, and quality of life. However, we need to make some changes.

As the mother of a six-year-old, I care deeply about my son’s future and the future of all our children. We need a representative who will make reasonable, fiscally-responsible choices that invest in our people and our infrastructure.

I personally witnessed my parents’ struggle with the rising costs of health care and prescription drugs. We need a representative who will make sure that every adult and child in this country has access to affordable, quality health care.

I am concerned that our President is tearing at the fabric of our democracy. I am not okay with that. While I hear the concerns of those who have supported him, his choices are not helping to bring better jobs or economic opportunity. We need a representative who will provide a serious check on our current President while working to reform our democracy to be more inclusive and less beholden to special interests.

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I was called to public service at an early age. I am a lifelong Democrat, but one who has long believed in reaching across the aisle. I have worked as a legislative aide to several US Representatives and a US Senator. I served as Director of Georgia’s Senate Budget and Evaluation Office and founded the Center for State and Local Finance at Georgia State. I have worked with Republicans and Democrats alike to improve the lives of my fellow citizens by promoting policies that advance education and social justice, improve access to health care, promote good paying jobs, encourage fiscal discipline in government, and improve local transportation.

In recognition of my public service and my ability to be effective on behalf of the people of the 7th Congressional District, I have been endorsed by Congressmen Hank Johnson, Ambassador Andrew Young and former Senator Max Cleland as well as many local leaders.

I would deeply appreciate your support in this journey to reclaim our country and invest in our children’s future.