Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Candidate Spotlight: Kimberly Alexander (D-Douglasville) HD 67

West of Metro Atlanta, Kimberly Alexander will challenge Bill Hembree for HD 67, a district that is trending democratic.

Alexander is a resident of Douglas County, a single parent working in Corporate America grew up in Paulding County, Georgia. Kimberly has one son that is a student in college. She comes from a family of eleven sisters and brothers. Her parents were married for 52 years prior to her father’s death in 1999. She holds a Master’s of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University and is an HBCU graduate of Morris Brown College.

Miss Alexander has a passion to serve and improve the lives of all families. Kimberly has spent over 15 years of giving back to her community as a volunteer. She has served as a member of two professional organizations and is a life-time member of the Civil Rights organization - NAACP.

In addition, Kimberly has received numerous of awards for her volunteer work in the community. Perhaps her most memorable work is serving as the key coordinator for local efforts protesting the sentencing of six young teenagers in Douglas County which resulted in the Georgia Legislature amending the child molestation law to include the Romeo and Juliet Clause. Kimberly’s work has been featured on the following networks; CNN, BET, MTV, Prime Time television and Romania International news network.

Kimberly has a diverse background in Social Change, Insurance, Business and Finance which will be an asset as a member of the State House of Representatives. Kimberly is currently employed at a large Fortune 500 Company as an Internal Auditor.

Says Alexander: I have watched foreclosures grow in District 67, we have families losing their home daily. Our property taxes remain the same while our property is not worth what we paid. Georgia's unemployment rate continues to spiral and the economy is moving at a slow pace. I would never think that I would see Georgia teachers losing jobs and classrooms increase in size.

Alexander has over 15 years of experience working in Corporate America in business and finance & hold a Certified Business Manager Certification, Master's of Science & Administration Degree and a Bachelors Degree in Sociology with a minor in Family Counseling. Alexander says she has the qualifications to watch wasteful spending and vote the will of the people and not the will of the lobbyist.

Her key issues are: Jobs, Education, Crime, Housing.

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