My name is Emily Leslie and I’m the Democrat running for State House District 106, the most flippable seat in Georgia. I’m running against a Trump/Kemp loyalist who hasn’t had to face a challenger in a decade, until now. AMA.
In 2018 I ran the most successful write-in campaign in State History. The incumbent Republican received less than two-thirds of ballots cast, in a district where Stacey Abrams won by a significant margin.
I stepped up to run as an emergency write-in candidate, to ensure that the voters had a choice - after the democratic candidate ( unexpectedly) chose not file for the seat. I am running to ensure that our community has a representative that reflects its values, and will focus on the needs of the people.
I’m a 36- year-old mother of two children, and a mental health/addiction recovery specialist, who previously worked as a legislative coordinator and human rights lobbyist. I used my leadership role in a well-known progressive organization to secure a national focus on Gwinnett County’s state and local electoral races. I’m currently a leader in the Gwinnett County Democratic Party.
Georgia Republicans, including the incumbent Representative, continue to pursue a divisive and harmful path for our state and for Snellville, such as the six-week abortion ban.https://patch.com/georgia/snellville/candidate-leslie-condemns-brian-kemp-s-signing-hb-481 I will work to pass legislation that explicitly prohibits racial profiling by state, county, and local law enforcement agencies.
I will continue to advocate for people living with disabilities as well as healthcare for every Georgian and enhanced mental health and addiction recovery services. Peer-Run facilities need to have a presence in every city in Georgia. I support investing in transportation and infrastructure, including mass transit. I believe in strengthening our economy for the working and middle class, common sense gun reform, legalizing marijuana, clean energy--and voter protection and voting rights reforms that will ensure Georgians can have confidence in our elections.
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