Park Cannon took the oath of office as the newest and youngest member of the Georgia General Assembly on February 22, 2016
WIN List was the first group to endorse Park Cannon for House District 58 following the resignation of Simone Bell who ably served the district before she resigned to work as Southeastern Regional Director for Lambda Legal. Simone specifically recruited Park to run for the seat having first met her as an energetic and effective advocate for women’s health issues at the Feminist Women’s Health Center.
With three candidates on the ballot in January, Park topped the field with 47 percent of the vote — 14 points ahead of a former state representative who had represented parts of the district in the past. She defeated him with a 20 point margin during a February 16 run-off.
Such a strong showing against two men who were more seasoned candidates by a first-time, 24-year-old woman is remarkable. Park’s overwhelming victory was clear evidence of her well-planned campaign strategy, her tireless door-to-door voter contact efforts and her poise in appearances at numerous candidate forums and community meetings.
The board of Georgia’s WIN List is confident Park Cannon will be a great team player as she joins the 28 other WIN List endorsed women who currently serve in the Georgia General Assembly. Having worked for the Feminist Women’s Health Center, Park knows the issues surrounding women’s health and choice and can hit the halls as an effective advocate for the causes we champion.
Park is bright, energetic and has progressive views. Her endorsements in addition to ours included The Victory Fund, Georgia Equality, Georgia Stonewall Democrats, New Power PAC, IBEW 613, UCFW 1996, the North Georgia Building Trades and the Atlanta Progressive News. as well as some of the district’s leading activists and businesses.
Park Cannon for House District 58