DeKalb County, GA, May 11, 2017 — The Post Reports — Former Democratic State Representative Sally Harrell announced she will be running for Georgia’s 40th Senate District. “We are at a crucial moment in Georgia’s history,” said Harrell in a Thursday release. “Our demographics are changing. Our politics are evolving. Now is the time to stand up, claim our shared values and create change.”
“Voters in this district are engaged, informed, and know that many important decisions directly affecting their lives will be made at the state level in the years ahead,” said Harrell. “It is time we get it right on healthcare, education, transportation, and the myriad other issues facing Georgians. I am ready to lead the charge on these issues and stand strong for the voters of Dunwoody, Doraville, Chamblee, Tucker, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, and Peachtree Corners.”
Harrell says she believes that government can have a positive impact on people’s everyday lives. “All our citizens deserve affordable healthcare, universal high-quality education from early childhood through college, practical and efficient transportation options, and clean air and water. It’s time that our government works for the people,” says Harrell.
Harrell is an advocate for “progressive change through the legislative process and through the non-profit community.” From 1999 – 2005, she served in the Georgia House of Representatives, during which time she championed a wide range of women and children’s healthcare issues, advocated for access to mental health services, fought for school recess for children, and passed a law protecting women who breastfeed in public. Prior to serving in the legislature, Harrell served as the Executive Director of the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia, Inc.
Harrell says her positions and leadership are in sharp contrast to those of Republican Senator Fran Millar, who currently holds the seat.
“Congress has made clear its intention to pass down key policy issues such as healthcare and education to the states,” says Harrell. “And with congressional district lines being redrawn after the 2020 census, it only serves to amplify just how important this Senate seat will be. We need a Senator that better represents our values during this critical time.”
Harrell says she looks forward to “working with people throughout the district, listening and shaping an agenda that works to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods and throughout Georgia.”
For more information about Sally Harrell and her bid to claim the Senate District 40 seat in the 2018 election, visit her website here.