Monday, April 5, 2010

Tomlinson Raises more than $111,000 for her bid to become Columbus Next Mayor

Teresa Tomlinson outraises the other three opponents in a bid to become the next mayor of Columbus.

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Here is a little more about Teresa Tomlinson:

Teresa, a native Georgian, moved to Columbus in 1994 from Atlanta and married Trip Tomlinson, who was raised in Columbus graduating from Hardaway High School. Since the year 2000, Teresa has been a member of Columbus' Metropolitan Planning Organization's Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC), which studies issues of regional growth and provides citizen input on important state and municipal transportation decisions. She serve two years as the CAC's Chair and as its representative on the Planning Organization's Technical Committee and Policy Committee.

She is active in the community having served as Chairperson on the Strategic Communications Task Force for the Regional Growth Management Plan related to BRAC growth, and having served as a member of the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce Board (Ex Officio); as Mayor Wetherington's appointee to the Columbus Conventions and Visitors Bureau Board; on the Board of Trustees for the RiverCenter; on the Board of Directors of Columbus Regional Medical Center Foundation; as Mayor Poydasheff's appointee to the Columbus South Revitalization Task Force; and many others.

For 16 years, Teresa practiced law with the firm of Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison and Norwood, LLP where she became an equity partner in 1998. She specialized in complex litigation handling cases involving the 1996 crash of a ValuJet airliner in the Florida everglades; United States Senate hearings on home loan mortgage fraud, and the aftermath of the billion dollar accounting fraud at HealthSouth Corporation. She has also defended the parent company of Popeye's and Church's Chicken, as well as Seattle Coffee Company, in federal securities actions. She has been admitted to practice in courts across the country, including the United State Supreme Court. In 2005, Teresa was selected as a Georgia Rising Star Super Lawyer, which are lawyers age 40 and under who have been identified as “outstanding lawyers who have demonstrated superior professional potential”. In 2006, she became a board member, and currently serves as Vice Chair of Justice Served, Inc. a non-profit organization affiliated with the Georgia Court of Appeals, which promotes through education the importance of the judicial system.

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Some of her biggest issues include: Public Safety, Economic Development, Community Buliding.

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