Candidate for Cobb County Commission Chair
THE STORY: I have thrown my hat into the ring for the Cobb County Commission Chair race next November. I have lived, worked, and played in Cobb for decades and I’ve experienced the challenges we face. I believe every elected official carries a profound moral and ethical obligation to serve with unwavering transparency, steadfast integrity, and an unyielding commitment to the well-being of every single constituent. This isn’t just a job description; it’s a sacred trust.
My belief in transparent governance isn’t just a campaign promise; it’s a principle that I have held throughout my life. From pitching in at community events, to supporting local non-profits, I’ve always prioritized the voice and well-being of our community. I understand our unique challenges and I am deeply committed to the change we so rightly deserve.
I grew up in Decatur near the Square. It was so much like Marietta Square that I immediately felt at home when we moved here. I attended Emory University and Georgia State where I graduated with a business degree. My husband, Mark, and I started a software company that thrived for 30 years until we made the decision to sell and step away from the tech world to pursue other opportunities.
I have for years enjoyed touring new homes as they were built, stopping my car at every new subdivision I passed. A friend suggested that I turn that passion into a career in real estate. I gave it a try and loved it! I became so busy that I convinced my husband to get his license to help me squeeze in more showings. He got the bug also and we are now a team with Red Barn Realty.
WHY I CHOSE TO LIVE IN COBB: My husband grew up in a neighborhood with a swim and tennis community. He wanted that lifestyle for his future children, so we began looking around in the metro area. As I said, when we passed through the Marietta Square it felt like home. We got lost looking for another subdivision when we stumbled upon Saddlebrook in West Cobb. We have been so happy there that we are going on 40 years in the same home.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB? Being able to serve the community in so many capacities. Helping people with what is likely to be the largest investment of their life is a responsibility that I do not take lightly. I give every client my “A-game” when it comes to finding that perfect home and helping to negotiate the best deal. I look forward to continuing to serve all the citizens of Cobb as Commission Chair.
LEISURE TIME: I love being outdoors! I am an avid gardener and love to hike the trails at Kennesaw Mountain. I also love to cook and am always looking for new recipes.
BEST ADVICE: It’s an adage, but I had lived my life by it: “Love what you do, and you will never work a day in your life.”
WHAT’S NEXT? My sights are set on the Primary and General Election. I will work hard to get my message out to all of Cobb. With community support, we can bring about the change that we all want. I promise transparent governance that will restore your faith in our system. We’ll review our tax system, making sure we keep Cobb the wonderful place to live and work that it is now, but without over-burdening our taxpayers. Our neighborhoods will be safe havens for our families, and every vote will be counted with the utmost integrity. Through town hall meetings and open forums, every voice in Cobb County will be heard, every concern addressed. I want to see Cobb thrive not just for us, but for generations to come.
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