Brookhaven, GA, November 3, 2016 – Opinion by Heather Lewis – Millennials such as me are quickly becoming the most educated generation in Western History. We are technologically savvy, we are conscious, we are civic-minded, we are entrepreneurial and we are culturally diverse. In addition to all the things my generation is dubbed, on an individual level, I think of myself as someone who pays attention to the issues and keeps an eye on those that represent me – making sure they really do represent the issues and values I hold dear.
Something else about millennials you may not find on some survey or list of millennial traits is our uncanny knack to call BS when we see it. And we are often proud to do it.
Whether it be education, women’s rights, LGBTQ equality, responsible governance, common sense gun control, transportation progress, diversity…I know one of the people I choose to represent me is not someone full of themselves, who is humble, who tells the truth and who is not full of party-line promises.
For the second time in as many years, I am called to the ballot box to cast my vote for my State House Representative. And as I said earlier, even if I sort-of have my mind made up, I do look at the candidate choices and think through who I will choose. Voting is a huge big issue and we all should take it very seriously. The person we choose to speak for us at the State Capitol carries with them our trust they will do the right thing on our behalf.
I’m proud to say, my choice for State Representative for the House District I live in is Taylor Bennett. He has kept his promises, co-authored and supported legislation and spoken out on issues from both sides of the aisle because it was just the right thing to do. That takes guts from a freshman legislator.
So don’t be fooled by the negative rhetoric and false accusations being slung around by Taylor’s opponent. Take the time to check his record, see if the things he has supported align with your values and beliefs. I think that when you do, you will realize after only one year – a year most legislators “ride the bench” – you’ll see Taylor was in the game from the first bell.
We’re in good hands with State House District 80 Representative, Taylor Bennett.
NOW GO VOTE!
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