Today, Georgia's WIN List announced their endorsement of Miriam Paris, candidate for an open state senate seat here in Middle Georgia (SD26). With a track record of endorsing candidates who ultimately WIN their races, a WIN endorsement is no easy get and signals a strong,
Most people are shocked when I tell them that when Paris wins her race, she will become just the 9th women in the Georgia Senate. That's right, currently only eight women, seven Democrats and one Republican, serve in that chamber. Incredible, right?
I am no longer on the WIN Board, but as past chair and Middle Georgia resident, I'd like to add my hearty "AMEN" to WIN's endorsement, and urge others to support Miriam with their vote, contributions and volunteer hours. Paris is a highly qualified businesswomen who most recently served as President of Macon City Council. Paris, a Democrat, has demonstrated an ability to bring people together to tackle tough issues. For example, despite the toughest economic climate many have ever experienced, Paris worked with her fellow council members and the Mayor to balance the budget and build the reserves while resisting tax increases.
But, all that wouldn't have been enough for Georgia's WIN List. As past chair of the organization, I am well-familiar with WIN's tough, three-prong endorsement criteria that examines the 1) candidate; 2) the campaign and 3) the district. The bottom line? WIN's goal is to increase the number of