Why I'm Running
My grandmother raised me in a poor section of Miami, Florida. Although we were poor, she did the best she could and taught me to dream the American Dream – go to school, work hard and then go for your dream. When I was 14 my grandmother had to enter a nursing home, and I was on my own. Still following her advice, I finished high school and went to work immediately after graduating. I’ve been working ever since.
I’ve never been independently wealthy, at least not as far as money is concerned. But I am grateful for the wealth I have in my relationships with my husband, children, grandchildren, extended family members, and very dear friends.
However, I worry about their futures. I especially worry about the future for my grandchildren and all our children.
That is why I am running to represent Georgia’s 12th District.
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong.
Because someday in your life, you will have been all of these."
- George Washington Carver