Thursday, July 8, 2010

Candidate Spotlight: Elizabeth "Liz" Johnson (D-Statesboro), HD 157

Over in Eastern Georgia, Elizabeth Johnson will take on Incumnent Jon Burns (R-Newington) for HD 157, which comprises of Northern Bulloch (Blitch, Lockhart and Portal precincts), a portion of Burke (Sardis), Screven, Jenkins and a half of Effingham County.

This isn't her first time running for office. In 1994, she ran as adraftedDemocratic Candidate for Insurance Commissioner in Florida, then later as a Democratic Candidate for Commissioner Chair in Bulloch County (2004) and as a Non-Partisan Candidate for Probate Judge (2008).

Johnson is Currently serving as Statesboro Regional Library Board Member. In addition, she served as Voter Registration Coordinator – 2004 and 2006, served as Member of Statesboro Noon Lions Club, served as Habitat for Humanity Board Member and Family Selection Committee Chair, voted 2006 Civic Person Of The Year by John Wesley Lodge #161, served as Bulloch County Board of Education Zoning Task Force, Socio-economic Committee Chair, & Served as Minority Coalition for Minority Education Co-Chair.

And she is a member of Statesboro Church of Christ & has enjoyed 37 years in the insurance industry & 12th District Director for Georgia Federation of Democratic Women (GFDW).

Johnson believes running for office utilizes some of the many skills we develop in our daily tasks such as: listening, addressing the needs of others fairly, bringing people together to accomplish phenomenal things and working diligently toward goals.

In her effort to win HD 157, she has mounted an aggressive “More Voices, Better Choices” campaign, which will require a strong and organized grassroots mobilization.

Says Johnson: With more voices, we can make better choices in supporting economic opportunities that boost the financial bottom lines for individuals, families and small businesses. With more voices, we can make better choices in balancing a budget that supports top quality education and our educators and we can better protect our natural resources in their serving and sustainable purpose

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