I want to represent House District 62 because the citizens need a representative who can effectively advocate for them and who has a proven record of doing so. They need a representative who truly understands the legislative process and understands that it takes the ability to work with other lawmakers on the state and local level to achieve the goals of the citizens of House District 62.
I pride myself as a champion for my community. My commitment to service has made a positive impact on the citizens of Douglas and Fulton counties. I am committed to make the community that I am a product of thrive and reach its full potential.
Through my work as an attorney and a community organizer, I take on the challenges of the disenfranchised every day and fight to make sure justice is available for all citizens.
In October 2011, I represented homeless citizens and college student protestors who were a part of the Occupy Atlanta Movement. They were arrested at a park in downtown Atlanta while protesting for fair wages, fair housing, and increased economic opportunities for the homeless community in the Metro Atlanta area.
When the citizens of Douglas and Fulton counties needed a voice against injustice and intolerance, I advocated zealously for their rights by challenging the status quo. In October 2013, I filed an ethics compliant with the City of Douglasville against a former Douglasville City Councilman for racist comments made on Facebook against African-Americans such as President Barack Obama and PGA Golfer Tiger Woods.
In July 2015, I also addressed the Douglasville City Council about the Confederate flag group “Respect the Flag” disrupting and terrorizing a 9 year-old African-American girl’s birthday party at her parent’s home in Douglasville. At the meeting, I suggested that the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office present a bill of indictment against members of the “Respect the Flag” group for their criminal actions at the birthday party as a violation of the Georgia Street Gang and Terror Act. Three months later and after a thorough investigation by the Douglasville Police Department, the Douglas County District Attorney indicted 15 members of the “Respect the Flag” group on multiple felony counts under the Georgia Street Gang and Terror Act. All 15 Members for the group were arrested and booked into the Douglas County jail.