Having been involved in our community over the past several years through service,  I have long worked to create positive change for the city of Atlanta. I now feel that the time has come for me to seek an opportunity to create positive change for more Georgians. I want to bring fresh ideas to the Georgia State House by running for the position of State Representative for District 56.

My passion for servant leadership was ignited during my time at Morehouse College, where I served as a student leader in various capacities, including as the 84th Student Government Association President. During my time there, I addressed issues of college affordability, took a stand against sexual violence on college campuses, and created spaces where students could engage leaders around areas of importance.

It was also during my time at Morehouse that I became a resident of District 56, and saw gaps that needed to be filled. I became an advocate for more affordable housing and access to home-ownership, a proponent of efficient, equitable and accessible public transportation, and opportunities that provide a safety net for some of our most vulnerable. Through my service on the board of the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, I was a able to share in supporting their vision of preserving of diverse communities by supporting their commitment to developing low to low moderate income housing throughout the Metro Atlanta area. Additionally, as a member of Atlanta’s Planning Advisory Board I provided citizen input on a range of issues ranging from code enforcement, the environment, planned development and transportation.

I am running because everyday Georgians need a champion in the state legislature, someone who is never willing to give up, who understands the unique needs of our district, and whose desire is for our communities to become the best they can be. I am running because I want to be that champion for District 56.

In order to be that champion, I need your support.