Age: 40 ● Job: Educator/Community Advocate/Six Flags Drive Community Liaison ● Family: 2 children, Brianne, 14, Ernest, 11 ● Residence: Austell ● Education: B.S. Dillard University, Biology ● Website: www.wethriveonthedrive.com
Vision statement: I moved to the Six Flags Drive area/Austell, Georgia in December 2007. I was questioned on numerous occasions why I am moving to the Six Flags Drive area. There were negative statements made about the crime, schools, and people not caring about the community. I knew immediately I had to be involved in the community so I can help change the image. As a parent of two children who were at the time 7 and 5, I could not wait. I needed to be a part of the solution and not carry the message of a negative community. I attended meetings at the schools, and in the community. I learned about the positive programs offered in the Six Flags Drive area. Every time I met someone, or I introduced myself, I stated I was a resident of the Six Flags Drive area, I highlighted the positive programs and We Thrive On The Drive. Once I am elected as the state representative, I will continue to meet with businesses in the district to address public safety concerns. I will continue to do the National Night Out Against crime event in the Six Flags Drive area, to promote neighbors helping each other. Through my parent leadership workshops I will continue to empower parents to be a strong advocate for their children.
--- Erica Thomas (D)
Age: 26 ● Job: Executive Director ● Family: Child, Dakota Rounds ● Residence: South Cobb ● Campaign website: www.electericathomas.com
My vision for South Cobb is to make it a self-sustaining place where people can feel safe, can access a quality education and have great job security. I want to make South Cobb an asset to Georgia. Most importantly, I want to make sure that the people of South Cobb have their voices heard.
--- Branson Wright (D)
Age: 38 ● Job: Logistics Officer (rank: Captain) U.S. Army/Small Business Owner ● Family: Wife, Alyssia Wright, Executive Director of Fulton Country School Nutrition; Children: Branson Jamal Wright, Bryson Derrell Wright & Braelyn Lauriel Wright ● Residence: Trumbul Oaks Ct, Mableton, Ga. 30126 (S. Cobb) ● Education: Auburn University — Paralegal; Auburn University Montgomery — Psychology; Luther Rice Seminary & University — Master of Divinity● Campaign website: www.votewright2014.com
Vision statement: My platform strategy is to strengthen: job availability through strong, economic development relationships, education initiatives, & people-oriented solutions by becoming your next state House District 39 representative. I am running for the open State House District 39 seat because I have the experience to sit at the table with the diverse backgrounds of all people represented in the community and I believe in what the Austell/Mableton /S. Cobb community can be with the Wright Person. #VOTEWRIGHT2014!