The board of Georgia’s WIN List announces support for Christine Triebsch, a Marietta attorney and political newcomer who conducted a grassroots campaign to lead the eight person field during the Senate District 32 Special Election last week.
Ms. Triebsch received 24 percent of the more than 58,000 votes cast. She faces Republican Dr. Kay Kirkpatrick, a retired orthopedic hand surgeon who was formerly in the same medical practice with former Sixth District Congressman and now HHS Secretary Tom Price.
With the exception of two small areas, the district lines fall completely within the Sixth Congressional district, including (east) Cobb and the portion of Fulton County west of the Chattahoochee River. This includes portions of Marietta, Roswell and Sandy Springs. However, the runoff for SD 32 is May 16 while the runoff for the Sixth Congressional seat is June 20.
Triebsch, who has lived in Cobb County for twenty years, worked with a team of dedicated and highly motivated volunteers to knock on thousands of doors to spread the message about her candidacy. She based her campaign on support for public schools, expansion of the Affordable Care Act, expanded economic development to create jobs and opposition to gerrymandered districts. She supports reproductive freedom and is a champion for women and families.
“My job allows me to see first hand how the law directly impacts families,” she said “Being married to a teacher and having children in public schools gives me an insider’s look at what makes Cobb County schools great.”
There are two strong strategic reasons for supporting Triebsch. First, the election of a Democrat would remove the Supermajority Republicans now hold in the Georgia Senate. A supermajority, when one party holds 38 of the 56 seats in the senate, give that party the ability to pass proposed constitutional amendments without votes from the opposing party.
Second, currently Elena Parent is the only woman attorney in the Georgia Senate, meaning many matters of great importance to women and families fall only on Elena’s shoulders during Judiciary Committee deliberations and floor debates. Elena has often expressed the desire to recruit another woman attorney who would serve with her in the Senate. FYI, in the 56 member Senate, there are 10 women, nine of them Democrats and one a Republican.
The Triebsch campaign earlier caught the notice of Daily Kos: www.dailykos.com/story/2017/3/…/-Mom-Attorney-Dem-in-GA-Needs-Your-Support
Christine was interviewed by Girls Really Rule: https://www.girlsreallyrule.com/single-post/2017/03/23/You-should-support-Christine-Triebsch-Georgia
And, the George Takei Twitter feed took notice of the campaign:
To make Christine Triebsch a WINner on May 16, donate here: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/committee-to-elect-christine-triebsch-1
Join Team Christine as a volunteer: http://christine4ga.com/m.contact.html