Georgia’s WIN List is proud to endorse Sarah Beeson for Senate District 56. The North Metro-Atlanta district includes portions of North Fulton and Cherokee counties, including parts of Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Roswell, Sandy Springs and Woodstock. It’s one of the state’s most “flippable” senate districts, and Sarah Beeson as a Roswell native and business owner is ready to turn the district blue in 2020.
Sarah grew up in Roswell and decided to raise her family there. And her family is growing — as we speak! Sarah couldn’t join us for the announcement because she’s welcoming her second son into the world! A true working Mom!
Beeson also operates a family environmental consulting business with more than 50 employees based in the district and is a leadership council member for the National Small Business Association. She most recently served as the communications chair on the board for Advance Atlanta, a nonprofit committed to expanding transit throughout the metro area.
Chief among Sarah’s campaign’s goals are the ideas of fair and equal representation which includes increasing the number of women in the Georgia Senate.
“Demographics in most legislatures don’t look like the populations they were elected to represent,” said Beeson. “We need more women at the political table…especially when it comes to the Georgia Senate. Women make up 53% of the state population, but we hold only one in four seats in the state Senate. Women need a seat at the table when discussing legislation that directly impacts us, and I think at the legislative level, 2019 provided a stark example of what happens when that simply isn’t the case.”
Legislative issues affecting children are another top priority for Sarah. “The concerns that keep me and millions of other Georgia parents awake at night pertains to what future we are providing for our children,” she said.
Some of her concerns include if Georgia’s children have access to quality education, safety in schools, affordable higher education, job opportunities, accessible health care and environmental protection.
“These are questions that lawmakers need to work on addressing every day they are in office — questions I intend to answer,” Beeson said.
Beeson supports expanding transit and Medicaid, increasing access to mental health care, fighting climate change, improving access to education, addressing gun violence and growing small businesses.
Beeson also believes in representing all Georgians, including women, minorities, LGBTQ people and immigrants.
Beeson graduated from the University of Georgia with a master’s degree in business administration and completed her master’s degree in environmental management online from the University of Maryland. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a minor in Political Science from Georgia State University. Previously, Beeson worked for the Human Rights Campaign, an LGBTQ advocacy group, and has served in leadership positions within the Young Democrats of Georgia organization.
“Collectively, my background gives me an enlightened, well-rounded view on matters pertaining to business, public policy, advocacy, sustainability and a forward-looking perspective to ensure Georgia is looking toward the future,” Beeson said.