Bernard served as Chair of the Brookhaven Redevelopment Referendum Committee, which successfully defeated the November 2014 Redevelopment Powers Law referendum in Brookhaven, and she also testified on justice reform before several General Assembly committee hearings on during the 2015 legislative session.
According to the release, Bernard founded a legal defense nonprofit focused on pro bono, and works there providing representation to individuals who have been wronged by government overreach. In May 2014, she challenged Rep. Mike Jacobs in the Republican primary election.
“Congratulations to Judge Jacobs for his appointment to the DeKalb State Court; we appreciate his service to the District. I am asking for the privilege to serve you as your next State Representative. House District 80 – encompassing parts of Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, and Chamblee – is one of the most vibrant parts of metro Atlanta, and needs representation focused on building strong communities through free enterprise and accountable, transparent government,” Bernard said in a statement. “I am committed to reading every bill, providing a public reason for every vote, and always listening to the people of our district – not outside interests attempting to drive the legislative process. I look forward to representing voters of House District 80 under the Gold Dome in the competent and principled manner that we deserve.”
In order to provide voters with an opportunity to learn more about the candidates for this Special Election, Bernard has suggested a Lincoln-Douglas style debate sponsored by the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce, and held at Oglethorpe University.
To learn more about Catherine Bernard, her campaign, and how she plans to represent the citizens of House District 80, please join Bernard at one of the upcoming meet-and-greet events that have been scheduled by her supporters:
- Thursday May 21st 6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. -Brookhaven Resident Pat Thomas will host an evening Meet and Greet at his home, 3616 Sunderland Circle Brookhaven, Georgia 30319.
- Wednesday May 27th 6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. -Brookhaven Resident Chad Boles will host a “Backyard Party” Meet and Greet at his home, 2291 Coosawattee Drive, Brookhaven, Georgia 30319
- Brookhaven resident Ronnie Mayer will host a Meet and Greet at his home on a to-be-announced date
- Sandy Springs resident Tochi Blad will host a Meet and Greet at her home on a to-be-announced date