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Just hours after Sine Die ended the 2018 legislative session last week, Kim Schofield, who won her House District 60 seat during a December 2017 special election runoff, hit the campaign trail yet again.
House District 60 includes parts of Southeast Atlanta, College Park, Forest Park, East Point and the area around the Porsche facility in Hapeville. She faces a primary election challenge from a young man who was knocking on doors while she was voting on bills under the Gold Dome.
“Because I had been an advocate for livable wages, women’s health care issues, and women’s rights at the Capitol for 10 years, I was able to hit the ground running as a Freshman legislator,” she said. Among the issues she was proud to champion during the 2018 session are: fully funding K-12 education, working for improved metro area transit systems, protecting victims’ rights, protecting against elder abuse, the establishment of an advisory council for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia, and funding Lupus research.
“You can never accomplish everything you wish to do in one legislative session,” she said. “I hope voters well re-elect me because there is much work still to be done to move towards a livable wage for all Georgians, to provide affordable housing and to expand Medicaid to provide better healthcare options.” She said she hopes to continue to work with other women legislators to remove the sales tax currently charged on feminine hygiene products and to continue as an advocate for women’s rights and the protection of reproductive freedom.
A resident of Georgia for more than two decades, Kim holds a bachelor’s degree from Beulah Heights University, a master’s degree in theology and is completing her doctorate from Oral Roberts University in Theology and Organizational Leadership. In addition to working as a Worksite Health Promotion Trainer and Coach for the CDC’s The Work@Health® program, Kim also serves as a teaching assistant at Beulah Heights University, a research specialist at Emory University, and as an Advocacy Chair for the Georgia chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America. Her daughter, Kyler, is a graduate of an Atlanta Public high school and Duke University who works in Georgia’s rapidly growing Film & Television industry.
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