Thursday, August 3, 2006

Four Wonderful Women: Four Chances for Change

Currently, fewer than 18% of Georgia legislators are women, yet women are typically 55% of the voters. On Tuesday, we have a chance to improve those numbers! Four candidates, endorsed by Georgia's WIN List, face runoffs next Tuesday. Gail Buckner, who wants to be your next Secretary of State, recently earned the endorsement of the AJC. Gail is an experienced, veteran legislator. In HD 58, Robin Shipp, an attorney who I first knew here in Macon and who is now counsel for Grady Hospital, is facing Allen Thornell. Robin was the top vote-getter in the primary and no doubt would be a stellar legislator. In HD 59, Margaret Kaiser, a business owner and community volunteer, took on incumbent Doug Dean. Margaret was within about 150 votes of Dean in the primary, and is working hard to win on Tuesday. Her drive, determination and history of investing in the community are great reasons to support Margaret. Finally, Bobbie Sanford, who has a long history of service to the community, is in a runoff in SD 43.

I'm not in favor of voting for a women just because she's a women, but when well-qualified women like these offer themselves for service, change is a very good thing indeed! Don't forget to vote!

5 comments:

Ed Hula III said...

btw i do *NOT* support KH or BS (because of his BS). I can't decide if I like GB or DH. Ive met GB and she's won tough races.

Ed Hula III said...

I know Doug Dean.

So if KH (who I also know) wins, the silver lining is that she's a woman?

Amy Morton said...

What do you think of Doug's record? And I don't think silver linings matter much when there isn't much substance to the garment.

Amy Morton said...

What do you think of Doug's record? And I don't think silver linings matter much when there isn't much substance to the garment.

Ed Hula III said...

Frankly I dont know enough about it other than he was supportive of the Olympics so I can't say. I do know him. Hes a family friend. (as is Bill Stephens...)

Can't stand KH so I agree with you. HEY!!!! We just crossed a bridge! We agreed!!!! ;D