Georgia’s WIN List is proud to endorse Karín Sandiford for House District 46 in northeast Cobb County. She hopes to unseat Republican incumbent John Carson who serves as Vice Chair of the Appropriations Committee which carefully reviews the state budget.

Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as the daughter of Christian missionaries, Karín first came to the United States when she was 11 years old and then became a citizen 25 years ago. Her undergraduate degrees are from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga and her MBA is from Emory University Goizueta Business School. Her corporate career has focused on engineering and technology and she recently accepted a job with Google.

As a mother of four students ranging in age from elementary school to community college, she has been extremely involved in her community and church. Karín serves as chair of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) Ambassador Committee and is an active member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Women in Technology, and the Georgia Diversity Council. She is also a graduate of our 2017 WIN Leadership Academy class.

She has an enthusiastic and fearless approach to challenges: ”Failure is not an option; let’s figure it out together.”

Karín’s platform for seeking office is focused on the following key issues:

  • She pledges to work towards expanding Medicaid so that “families with loved ones who have disabilities can be assured of the help they deserve.” She said Georgians see their tax money going to other states so long as Medicaid is not expanded.
  • As a mother of four, she opposes Campus Carry legislation and pledges to work towards repealing the present law. “The last thing parents should worry about are guns on campus,” she says. “This is close to my heart as I have children in every educational level in our district.”
  • Companies should be prohibited from asking about past income so that skilled, qualified and hardworking citizens can seek jobs which will allow them to earn a living and take care of their families.
  • “Community college and technical school tuition should be tuition-free,” she says, “because families deserve affordable options.” She believes those seeking a career change should not be required to go into debt to receive further training. “In the field of high technology, we are seeing applicants who do not have the skill sets required for the jobs of the future,” she says. “We must provide that training.”
  • Karín pledges to support tax incentives for companies who offer telecommuting and work-from-home programs because “immediately, we will have fewer cars on the road and families will have a better quality of life.” Further, she asserts, businesses who offer these options see improvements in productivity and employee morale.

Karín Sandiford for HD 46