Sarah Tindall Ghazal
Sara Tindall Ghazal a mother wife attorney voting rights advocate and eighth generation Georgian is challenging an eight term Cobb County Republican who was once the youngest ever committee chairman in House history.
The East Cobb and Fulton County district is a top Democratic target for FLIPping control of the Georgia House and the incumbent has never run a serious campaign. “I plan to have the best run campaign this district has ever seen. The incumbent is unpopular even among solid Republicans” she said. “This district is ready to FLIP and I am the candidate to do it.”
Sara and her husband Patrick chose East Cobb as their home and the ideal location to raise their two daughters who attend the local award-winning public schools. She earned her law degree from Emory Law School and her bachelor of arts degree from the University of the South in Sewanee Tennessee.
Sara’s career trajectory demonstrates her steadfast commitment to public service. Working for the Democratic Party of Georgia, she built the most comprehensive voter protection operation in the nation spearheading groundbreaking work to defend and advance voting rights across Georgia in 2018 and 2019. In February 2018 Sara became the first year-round full-time Voter Protection Director in the nation who was dedicated to protecting the integrity of a state elections system. During her tenure Sara and her team’s program emerged as a national model to protect the vote across the country.
Before her work with the state Democratic party Sara worked more than a decade for former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. During her tenure at The Carter Center she worked to support peace efforts in countries such as Syria and Rwanda and to promote free and fair elections globally. During a two-year assignment to strengthen democracy in Liberia Sara met her husband Patrick and they married in 2001.
“Attending Patrick’s naturalization ceremony in 2004 was a life-changing event for me. It made me appreciate both how truly exceptional the American experience is—and how hard we need to work to ensure that all Americans enjoy equitable access to opportunity” she said. “Democracy can only thrive when every citizen can participate in it. This means lowering and eliminating barriers to voting. I have spent many years working on this issue and will continue to prioritize voting rights when elected to office.”
As a state representative Sara pledges to protect reproductive freedom support and affordable access to quality healthcare including Medicaid expansion and to support policies that will strengthen Georgia’s public education system across the state. ”Georgia’s future depends on a public education system that prepares our children for the workforce of tomorrow.” she says.