The issues that matter
“I think our district deserves a representative who will focus on the issues that matter most to us: ensuring a quality education, expanding transit options, growing our economy and ensuring equality under the law for all of our friends and neighbors. I don’t think that’s what we have right now,” Wilson told Georgia Voice. “We’re one of the most educated districts, one of the more affluent districts. It’s focused on business, it’s focused on economic growth and ensuring a bright future for our children, and so these other issues that Georgia Republicans have tried to push in election years, such as [religious exemptions] for one example, just absolutely do not play well in our district.”
The trial lawyer grew up in Griffin, Georgia, and now lives in Brookhaven. He never ran for public office before, though he worked on a previous gubernatorial campaign, and as the legislative director for the State Bar Association.
District 80 is “the single-most 50/50 district” in Georgia, Bennett said. He described District 80 as moderate, with lines originally drawn to favor the GOP. However, as metro Atlanta’s population changed and young professionals began moving to the area, the