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Georgia’s WIN List is proud to endorse Mary Robichaux for House District 48 and supports her efforts to defeat Republican State Rep Betty Price. A Roswell resident of 25 years, Mary has a distinguished career in healthcare.
A native of rural Louisiana, Mary graduated from the University of New Orleans and then attended Louisiana State University Medical Center. She and her husband, Rory, have twin sons who graduated from public school as National Merit Scholars. Mary’s 93-year-old father, a WWII Navy veteran, lives near her and inspires one campaign promise: “I will work to guarantee our seniors are treated with the respect and support they have rightfully earned.”
Mary has devoted her 35-year career to improving patient healthcare throughout the Southeast. She has worked with more than 700 hospitals and clinics and helped lead large healthcare organizations including the American Heart Association, John Hopkins Hospital, and Emory Healthcare. She hopes to bring “more efficient, more effective, and more patient-centered health care” to Georgia.
“I believe in working together and I believe our district deserves a bright future. I know now is the time to stand up, to claim shared values, and create positive changes that we all know are possible with the right leadership.” Mary said. Here are her positions on several important issues:
HEALTHCARE – Mary wants to expand the availability of Medicaid to assist struggling hospitals to serve their communities. She also will strive to provide more jobs funded by Federal Medicaid reimbursements to Georgia (specifically North Fulton) and aim to expand telemedicine opportunities to provide affordable care. She will also review the Georgia regulations for health insurance company policies with regards to Emergency Room payments.
EDUCATION – Mary is a strong advocate for reworking the 30-year school district funding program and increasing equity in funding. She plans to work toward a statewide anti-bullying program and to expand funding for vocational training programs which include training requested by local businesses.
TRANSPORTATION – Mary hopes to reduce commute times and enable cities like Roswell to provide innovative transportation solutions to their citizens at a lower cost in a shorter time. She also will aim to open up new financial support for other environmentally friendly sources of transportations throughout the district like walking and biking paths.
GUN SAFETY – Mary supports background checks for all purchased guns and the elimination of current loopholes for purchasing firearms such as gun shows and online purchases. She will fight to ensure that those on the federal “no-fly” list are not able to purchase a gun and hopes to eliminate the sale of high-capacity magazines.
Learn more about Mary Robichaux and her campaign here:
Elect Mary Robichaux
Georgia women like Mary are making history in this midterm election cycle as they run for seats long held by Republicans. With women in record numbers on the ballot this year, WIN List needs your help to elect these women and train the candidates we want to see on the ballot in 2020 and beyond.
Georgia’s WIN List proudly endorses Dawn Randolph for Public Service Commissioner – District 5. With her 30 year career as a consumer-oriented public policy consultant, she knows her way around the Capitol, can cut through bureaucratic mazes and understands – possibly even enjoys – thick budget documents.
An “Army Brat,” Dawn graduated from high school in Germany and received her undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University before serving as an aide to Senator Sam Nunn in his Atlanta office. She worked full time for the American Heart Association and then the Georgia Department of Community Affairs while completing her master’s degree in Public Administration at Georgia State University.
She has worked with statewide nonprofits and associations which promote consumer protection, access to health care, and open government. Dawn assists these organizations to maximize resources and train constituents to become more effective advocates on their own behalf. Her success includes working with legislators to secure funding for services for people with disabilities, mental health, and substance use disorder programs.
Dawn is engaged as a volunteer with her sorority and other women’s organizations to provide workshops and mentorships to help young women build their leadership, understanding, and experience. Dawn has received advocacy awards and volunteer leadership recognition for her 30 years of service to young women and emerging leaders. She has been appointed by past Georgia Governors, both Democratic and Republican, to serve on commissions and task forces to improve community-based services.
The Public Service Commission is the state agency which regulates the utilities creating the energy that powers our daily lives. Dawn’s focus will be on ensuring consumers have reliable and safe services, affordable and fair utility rates, and sustainable resources for future generations, including:
- Request plans and proof that utility production and delivery systems are safe from computer hijacking by ensuring tough standards for cybersecurity.
- Pursue every avenue available to ensure renewable energy and emerging technologies can grow and thrive in Georgia.
- Put the PUBLIC back in the Public Service Commission by placing the consumer at the center of every decision.
- Work in the sunshine by making sure all sides are at the same table working together for a win-win solution. She will not accept campaign contributions from utility executives.
Dawn Randolph “knows what it is like to balance turning up or down the thermostat when you are worried about paying the bill” and pledges to be an advocate for low rates. She says Georgia should work harder to take the lead in renewable energy capacity. “Solar installation costs have fallen significantly in the past decade and the industry is approaching a $1 billion economic impact in Georgia,” she said. “Yet, we have fallen behind on efforts to decrease carbon emissions and increase clean energy resource development. We must stay on top of emerging technologies, encourage investments and reduce regulatory barriers.”
Dawn Randolph for Public Service Commissioner
- Website: randolphforgeorgia.com
- Facebook: @RandolphForGeorgia
- Twitter: @WinWithRandolph
- LinkedIn: @dawn-randolph-mpa
Georgia women like Dawn are making history in this midterm election cycle as they run for seats long held by Republicans. With women in record numbers on the ballot this year, WIN List needs your help to elect these women and train the candidates we want to see on the ballot in 2020 and beyond.
Georgia’s WIN List is proud to endorse former House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee. Abrams leads a slate of the most diverse candidates the Georgia Democratic party has ever fielded.
Leader Abrams, a businesswoman, attorney, and best selling author, grew up with five siblings in Gulfport, Mississippi. Despite their own financial struggles, her parents made serving others a way of life and instilled in her the values of faith, family, service, and responsibility.
With an undergraduate degree from Spelman and a law degree from Yale, Stacey Abrams was first elected to the Georgia House in 2006. By 2010, she rose to become the first woman to lead either party in the Georgia General Assembly and the first African American to lead in the House of Representatives. During her legislative tenure, she worked to stop legislation which would raise taxes on the poor and middle class or roll back reproductive healthcare. She has brokered compromises leading to progress on transportation, infrastructure, and education. Most recently, she passed legislation to improve the welfare of grandparents and other relatives raising children and secured increased funding to support these families.
Stacey Abrams at the Celebrate Our WINning Women Luncheon | © 2018 Erik Voss
Her bold agenda for Georgia includes investment in education from “cradle to career” which prepares children for a lifetime of opportunity, mobility, and success. She pledges economic development efforts to move Georgia from poverty to prosperity, with a goal of “no one having to work more than one full-time job to make ends meet.” She proposes Medicaid expansion as the only path to provide health coverage for the working poor and also prevent the closing of rural hospitals and the resulting economic collapse of surrounding communities.
Read more about Stacey Abrams, her campaign, and her proposals on a broad range of issues at her website.
A gifted orator known for her inspiring speeches, Leader Abrams has been the subject of many national news stories and received the endorsement of many prominent national progressive groups. If you have not yet had the opportunity to attend an Abrams event, click on one of the following videos to see for yourself why so many people are so very excited about her campaign:
- Late Night with Seth Meyers interview
- Campaign launch video
- May 23 Good Day ATL interview
- Primary Election Victory speech
- Politics and Prose Washington DC book talk
Stacey Abrams for Governor
- Website: staceyabrams.com
- Facebook: @stacey.abrams
- Twitter: @staceyabrams
- Instagram: @staceyabrams
- YouTube: @staceyabrams
- Medium: @staceyabrams
The nomination of women for both Governor and Lt Governor in 2018 fulfills the dream of Georgia’s WIN List founders who first began meeting almost two decades ago. We are fully committed to electing the 35 endorsed women who are running for seats long held by Republicans in November and we must more than double our budget to do so.
Georgia’s WIN List is proud to endorse Joyce Barlow for House District 151, a sprawling rural district stretching across nine of Georgia’s western border counties south of Columbus. The district is one of the state’s most “flippable” and the GOP incumbent, a party-switching former Democrat who has served more than 30 years, is one of the state’s most vulnerable in the pale male patriarchy.
Trained as a Registered Nurse, Joyce Barlow has demonstrated her care for others and concern about the needs of her district with more than 25 years as the owner of a health services agency, Englewood Health Care. Her agency provides quality in-home health care to citizens in more than 70 percent of the HD 151 counties. She has also served on a local bank board and is a former vice chair of the Albany Chamber of Commerce.
She is no stranger to the Georgia Capitol, having spoken before legislative committees about the lack of affordable health care in rural Georgia and bringing attention to the closing of rural hospitals in the district. She was instrumental for the work of state-level committees which established new state rules and regulations for personal care homes, assisted living facilities, proxy caregivers, and Georgia’s Alzheimer’s initiative. She has also participated in state-level initiatives on funding and often serves as a spokesperson for the needs of Southwest Georgia.
Her reputation as a hard worker with the heart and intelligence to “get the job done” is evidenced by the many awards she has received including the 2016 Distinct Award for Servant Leadership from the Georgia Women’s Legislative Caucus and the 2011 Dream Award. She is a former president of the local Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and former president of the Albany Chapter of the Links, in addition to many healthcare group offices and affiliations.
When elected, she promises to:
- Work to expand Medicaid which would offer coverage to thousands of Georgians and fund more preventive care.
- Stop the closing of our rural hospitals and provide winning solutions for health care delivery in rural areas, including clinics in each rural community and streamlined services for those with chronic conditions.
- Improve public education at the earliest ages by providing affordable childcare and essential quality pre-K. “I will work to assure that all schools receive the funding to support Pre-K through 12 grades,” she said. “We must promote the strengthening of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Programs in our local schools and boost the availability of broadband technology in the area.”
- Promote economic development by working to retain the businesses and work to attract more and diverse small businesses to the area.
- Address the growing violence by working to support programs which identify the need for early intervention and teaching for troubled youth. This work will be closely coordinated with local law enforcement and the community.
Elect Joyce Barlow
Georgia women like Joyce are making history in this midterm election cycle as they run for seats long held by Republicans. With women in record numbers on the ballot this year, WIN List needs your help to elect these women and train the candidates we want to see on the ballot in 2020 and beyond.