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Electricity - it's one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It's hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That's why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today's day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.

Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in Marietta, GA. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.

Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don't let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that's exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We're talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses - only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in Marietta.

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What sets us apart from other electricians in Marietta, GA? It boils down to three reasons:
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service

As guests in your home, you won't ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don't need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that's what we will provide.

Experienced, Affordable Electricians
Experienced, Affordable Electricians

You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you're not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you're satisfied paying.

Family Owned & Operated
Family Owned & Operated

We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Marietta. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.

Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:

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Electrical Repairs

Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:

  • Ceiling Fan Repair
  • Light Fixture Repair
  • Light Switch & Outlet Repair
  • Electrical Safety Inspection
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Electrical Installations

Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you'd like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week - there's no electrical installation job your residential electrician in Marietta, GA, can't handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:

  • Smart Home Installation
  • Electric Car Charging Station Installation
  • Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation
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Renovations and Remodeling

If you're renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:

  • Hot Tub Wiring
  • Kitchen Lighting Renovations
  • Finished Basement Electrical Wiring
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New Construction Electrical Projects

Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it's just another day on the job. If you're building your dream home, don't leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in Marietta. A few new construction projects we handle are:

  • Breaker Panel Box Installation
  • Wiring for Backup Generator
  • Landscape Lighting Outdoors
  • Low Voltage Wiring
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Your Residential Electrician in Marietta, GA

When you own a home, there's something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren't fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it's best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home's safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home's electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.

With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.

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Panel Breaker is Tripped

If you don't have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can't, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the "off" position before turning it back on. If you don't have any luck, give our office a call. We'll send a trained residential electrician in Marietta to your home to fix the problem on-site.

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Overhead Fan Stops Working

If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it "on" or "off," they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you're sure you didn't hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We'll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.

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Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you're constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it's most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.

At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you're renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in Marietta.

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Tips to Save Money and Maintain Your Home's Electrical Systems

Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That's why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home's most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family's safety.

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Install Surge Protectors

Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home's electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.

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Examine Your Breaker Panel

Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there's a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won't flip, it's time to get in touch with a residential electrician in Marietta, GA, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.

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Test Your GFIs

GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a "test" and a "reset" button. Hit the "test" button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit "reset" to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.

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Replace Outdated Light Bulbs

The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don't need checking every month, it's a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.

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Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home's electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:

  • Breakers
  • Fans
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Electrical Panels
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets and More
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DELIVERING QUALITY ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO 5,000+ HOMES PER YEAR

he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you're promised.

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Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.

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Marietta Man Charged In Large PPP Fraud Scheme: Report

?A Marietta man was arrested on federal bank fraud and money laundering charges after he got a fake $9.5 million PPP loan.MARIETTA, GA — A Marietta man was arrested on federal bank fraud and money laundering charges after he got a fake $9.5 million Paycheck Protection Program loan in the name of a fictitious company and then allegedly using the loan proceeds to upgrade his personal lifestyle.Carl Delano Torjagbo, known as Karl Lucius Delano, 42, of Marietta, was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda T. Walker, on...

?A Marietta man was arrested on federal bank fraud and money laundering charges after he got a fake $9.5 million PPP loan.

MARIETTA, GA — A Marietta man was arrested on federal bank fraud and money laundering charges after he got a fake $9.5 million Paycheck Protection Program loan in the name of a fictitious company and then allegedly using the loan proceeds to upgrade his personal lifestyle.

Carl Delano Torjagbo, known as Karl Lucius Delano, 42, of Marietta, was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda T. Walker, on federal charges of bank fraud and money laundering, and was remanded to custody. Torjagbo was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 10.

The PPP is a federal loan program intended to help small businesses survive the COVID-19 pandemic by providing them with funds to cover certain payroll costs, including benefits, interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.

"The FBI and our partners will not tolerate anyone who misdirects federal emergency assistance intended for business who actually need it to stay operational," said Keri Farley, Special Agent in Charge of FBI Atlanta. "Torjagbo's fraud was particularly egregious, and we will make sure he is held accountable accordingly."

According to U.S. Attorney Buchanan, the charges, and other information presented in court: On February 16, 2021, Torjagbo signed a PPP loan application on behalf of Kremkov Industries LLC and submitted it to a bank, requesting a PPP loan for more than $9 million. To be eligible for a PPP loan, a business had to have been in operation on Feb. 15, 2020. Kremkov Industries was not eligible for a PPP loan because it was not in operation on Feb. 15, 2020. In fact, it was not even created until approximately ten months after that deadline had expired.

Torjagbo swore that the information he provided in the PPP loan application and in all supporting documents and forms was "true and accurate in all material respects." Torjagbo certified that Kremkov Industries was in operation on Feb. 15, 2020. Torjagbo stated that Kremkov Industries had 493 employees. Torjagbo also stated that Kremkov Industries had an average monthly payroll of more than $3.8 million. All of these statements were allegedly false.

In support of the PPP loan application, Torjagbo allegedly submitted fraudulent documents to the bank, including false tax returns (IRS Forms 940, 941, and 1040) and fake reports that listed the names and make-believe payroll information of the 493 people who purportedly worked for Kremkov Industries.

On March 29, 2021, as a result of Torjagbo's alleged false and fraudulent representations, the bank transferred more than $9.5 million in PPP loan proceeds to Torjagbo's custody and control. The PPP loan proceeds were initially deposited into a bank account titled in the name of Kremkov Industries. Immediately before that deposit, the balance in that account was only $105.

On the PPP loan application, Torjagbo certified that all loan proceeds would be used only for business-related purposes as specified in the loan application and consistent with the Paycheck Protection Program Rules. Torjagbo acknowledged that he could be prosecuted if the PPP loan proceeds were knowingly used for unauthorized purposes.

On April 8, 2021, Torjagbo caused $3 million of the PPP loan proceeds to be transferred by check from the bank to a different bank. On that check, Torjagbo wrote a note stating that it was for "payroll." But those funds were not used to pay "payroll." Instead, those funds were allegedly used to pay Torjagbo's personal debts and expenses, including the following:

The PPP is a federal loan program intended to help small businesses survive the COVID-19 pandemic by providing them with funds to cover certain payroll costs, including benefits, interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.

"This defendant allegedly stole millions of dollars in taxpayer money intended to help small businesses stay afloat during the pandemic," U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan said. "We will continue to investigate and charge anyone who fraudulently obtains these critical funds and uses them for their own personal gain."

Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates P.A. Awarded "Best of West Cobb 2022"

Cobb Life Magazine and the Marietta Daily Journal have named Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates P.A to its 2022 "Best of West Cobb" list.MARIETTA, Ga., May 20, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates P.A. is pleased to be chosen as a Best of West Cobb winner for 2022. Best of Cobb is an annual contest and celebration of local businesses select...

Cobb Life Magazine and the Marietta Daily Journal have named Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates P.A to its 2022 "Best of West Cobb" list.

MARIETTA, Ga., May 20, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates P.A. is pleased to be chosen as a Best of West Cobb winner for 2022. Best of Cobb is an annual contest and celebration of local businesses selected by readers for recognition and praise. After receiving more than 400,000 votes, the April issue of Cobb Life Magazine announced the winners of their 2022 Best of Cobb contest. The respected medical professionals at Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates P.A. are well-deserving of this accolade, as the team provides the very best in women's care, ranging from young adolescence, pregnancy, menopause and beyond. Services offered at Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates P.A. include general wellness check-ups as well as specialized treatments relating to the reproductive system and complex gynecologic surgeries.

The physicians and staff at this practice are committed to combining excellent medical care with compassion and sensitivity. Whether patients come into the office for a prenatal visit or the treatment of a serious gynecologic problem, they are always treated with the utmost care and respect. The compassionate physicians and staff at Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates P.A. are truly concerned about the health and well-being of each and every patient.

"We are so honored to be recognized on the Best of West Cobb 2022 list. Our entire team is passionate about providing the very best medical care for women," says Dr. Carlos Alarcon of Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates P.A.

About Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A.:

Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. has two office locations in Marietta, Georgia, the Church Street Clinic- 699 Church Street, Suite 220 and the West Cobb Clinic-3475 Dallas Hwy, Building 400, Suite 410. These attentive physicians and nurse practitioners provide a broad range of women's general medical and specialized care in the area of the reproductive system. Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. is dedicated to meeting the needs of women in every age range from adolescence through menopause and beyond.

For more information about Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. or to schedule an appointment, please visit their website at http://www.mariettaobgyn.com, or call the practice at (770) 422-8505.

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Lockheed Martin's Marietta Site to Host Same-Day Hiring Decision Event

MARIETTA, Ga., April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will be at Kennesaw State University, Marietta Campus Student Center at 860 Rossbacher Way, Marietta, Georgia, 30060 on May 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to conduct interviews and make same-day hiring decisions. The company is looking to fill nearly 200 positions.This event is for candidates who meet the basic qualifications for critical C-130J Super Hercules an...

MARIETTA, Ga., April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will be at Kennesaw State University, Marietta Campus Student Center at 860 Rossbacher Way, Marietta, Georgia, 30060 on May 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to conduct interviews and make same-day hiring decisions. The company is looking to fill nearly 200 positions.

This event is for candidates who meet the basic qualifications for critical C-130J Super Hercules and F-35 Center Wing production hourly positions, to include structures mechanics, coaters, painters, electrical and electronics mechanics. Interested individuals must register for the event at tinyurl.com/5abnbcnb to be considered for an interview. Candidates joining the team could receive up to a $15,000 sign-on bonus.

"We have a strong future in the C-130J and F-35 Center Wing programs with a growing backlog and continued domestic and international interest in our aircraft," said David Coffman, vice president, Air Mobility & Maritime Missions Production Operations. "This hiring event provides a great opportunity to join a team with a deep-rooted culture focused on our global customers. It's an opportunity for long-term career development and the chance to be part of the world's longest continuous military aircraft production operation in history."

Lockheed Martin has produced aircraft at its Marietta site since 1951. Every production C-130 Hercules airlifter — more than 2,600 delivered to date — has been produced in Marietta since 1954. More than 4,500 employees currently work at the site, supporting work on the C-130J Super Hercules final assembly and the F-35 Lightning II center wing assembly production lines. With 3.4 million square feet of production space, some of history's most iconic aircraft have been built in Marietta, including the F-22 Raptor, C-5 Galaxy/C-5M Super Galaxy, P-3 Orion and the C-141 Starlifter. The facility (officially known as Air Force Plant 6) first opened in 1943 to support the manufacturing of B-29 bombers by the Bell Bomber Corporation.

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About Lockheed MartinHeadquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin Corporation is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 114,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

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Two Atlanta Restaurateurs Partner to Bring Marietta Cuban Sandwiches and Argentinian Empanadas

What started out as a small Cuban sandwich shop based out of a self-constructed tiny house in Sandy Springs two years ago, has now expanded to two other ...

What started out as a small Cuban sandwich shop based out of a self-constructed tiny house in Sandy Springs two years ago, has now expanded to two other metro Atlanta locations, with a fourth location opening at the end of May in Marietta.

Cubanos ATL owner Ozzy Llanes plans to begin serving his popular Cuban sandwiches from Belen De La Cruz Empanadas and Pastries, starting May 25. Both Llanes and Argentinean empanada and pastry shop owner Belen De La Cruz have stalls at Chattahoochee Food Works in Atlanta. The duo first met in 2020 while opening their respective first locations, developing a friendship after opening stalls at the Underwood Hills food hall.

“Earlier this year, I began looking for a retail restaurant space in the Marietta area and quickly learned that retail vacancy in metro Atlanta has become limited and rents are expensive,” Llanes says in the press release, adding that high labor and food costs caused him to “get creative” for his next location.

Llanes and De La Cruz will share operating expenses and kitchen and counter space at the Marietta shop to help keep costs manageable. “It’s a win-win business model for both brands,” De La Cruz says. “We plan to use this partnership as a pilot with potential growth together in the future.”

De la Cruz first opened her eponymous empanada shop in Johns Creek in 2020. She opened the Marietta location a year later, quickly followed by the food stall at Chattahoochee Food Works.

Llanes opened the original Cubanos ATL in Sandy Springs during the summer of 2020, which resides in a tiny house he designed and constructed in the parking lot of a small retail plaza on Roswell Road. Last spring, Llanes opened his second location at Cumming Marketplace in Cumming, Georgia, later opening the food stall at Chattahoochee Food Works that summer.

A Roswell location of Cubanos ATL was previously in the works behind former live music venue Gypsy Rose on Alpharetta Street. Eater reached out to Llanes to inquire about the current status.

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Candidate Profile: Makia Metzger For Cobb County Solicitor General

Makia Metzger is running for Cobb County Solicitor General.COBB COUNTY, GA — Three candidates are running for Cobb County Solicitor General in the May 24 General Primary Election.Patch asked candidates to answer questions about their campaigns and will be publishing candidate profiles as the primary draws near.Makia Metzger is running for Cobb County Solicitor General.NameMakia MetzgerCity or town of residencePowder SpringsOffice sought...

Makia Metzger is running for Cobb County Solicitor General.

COBB COUNTY, GA — Three candidates are running for Cobb County Solicitor General in the May 24 General Primary Election.

Patch asked candidates to answer questions about their campaigns and will be publishing candidate profiles as the primary draws near.

Makia Metzger is running for Cobb County Solicitor General.

Name

Makia Metzger

City or town of residence

Powder Springs

Office sought

Office of the Cobb County Solicitor General's Office

Party affiliation

Democrat

Education

Juris Doctor/Law Degree and Bachelor or Arts

Occupation

Attorney for 17 years and Prosecuting Attorney for 15 years

Family

Married to an educator, Britt, who is a Georgia native and we share two sons Will (15) and Eli (9).

Does anyone in your family work in politics or government?

No I do not.

Age

47

Previous public office, appointive or elective

No I have never held public office.

Why are you seeking this office?

I am running for this office because I see a vital need for representation in Cobb County and a need for a seasoned alternative with 15 years of prosecutorial work experience and relevant lived experiences that mirror our diverse community. Having practiced in one of the most dynamic jurisdictions managing high caseloads in Fulton County, I have dealt with all types of situations and cases to include misdemeanors, felonies as well as juvenile cases. As a Black woman who pulled herself up through college while working, graduating summa cum laude, and then attending law school, I empathize with the difficulties and challenges many face as they traverse a society that demeans poverty, race, class and sexual orientation while also struggling within our own minority communities to be deemed relevant. Electing leaders who mirror Cobb County is an absolute necessity in creating healthy communities today.

Please complete this statement: The single most pressing issue facing my constituents is ___, and this is what I intend to do about it.

I am running for the Office of Cobb Solicitor General because I see a vital need for representation in Cobb County and a need for a seasoned alternative with 15 years of prosecutorial work experience and relevant lived experiences that mirror our diverse community. Having practiced in one of the most dynamic jurisdictions managing high caseloads in Fulton County, I have dealt with all types of situations and cases to include misdemeanors, felonies as well as juvenile cases. As a Black woman who pulled herself up through college while working, graduating summa cum laude, and then attending law school, I empathize with the difficulties and challenges many face as they traverse a society that demeans poverty, race, class and sexual orientation while also struggling within our own minority communities to be deemed relevant. Electing leaders who mirror Cobb County is an absolute necessity in creating healthy communities today.

What are the major differences between you and the other candidates seeking this post?

I am not a part of, nor will I ever be a part of "Old Marietta," or the "good old boy" network that has been a stronghold in the Office of the Cobb Solicitor General for over 25 years. Both of my opponents have a decade or more of adhering to the old ways and mores. I am a representation of the new Cobb, bringing diversity and integrity through my public and private actions. I will be transparent to voters by providing data-driven analytics to assess programs, something the office has failed to do in the past, so that voters will have the ability to celebrate our communities successes and hold their elected official accountable.

If you are challenging an incumbent, in what way has the current officeholder failed the community?

Not applicable

What other issues do you intend to address during your campaign?

Criminal Justice Reform, evidence based prosecution, ongoing implicit bias training, diversity in hiring and promoting, community prosecution, expanding rehabilitation through pre-trial diversions (dealing with mental health, substance abuse and systemic factors) and reducing recidivism through community outreach, engagement and resources tailored for the communities we serve and working with our non-profit and legislative partners to expand expungement opportunities to re-integrate individuals back into communities as healthy citizens.

What accomplishments in your past would you cite as evidence you can handle this job?

Working my way through college to obtain my Bachelor of Arts degree and helping my single mom raise my younger brother, who is now an engineer. Standing up for equal pay for prosecutors and helping create job classifications that led to raises for prosecutors to match other government attorneys 10 years ago. Mentoring legal interns and new attorneys as a senior attorney and trying cases without a second chair on numerous occasions while working huge caseloads similar to running a solo practice where I had to ensure all discovery was served in a timely fashion, manage paralegals and support staff to ensure professionalism and legal compliance with filing and serving subpoenas. Sitting and training with new attorneys in the Solicitor's Office as well as in the Juvenile Division as they tried cases for the first time and ensuring they followed rules of evidence and didn't commit errors that would lead to costly appeals. Within my first year of practice, I co-managed an office as a transactional attorney where we employed pre-closers, paralegals and closers and had to ensure we (the attorneys) could pay our overhead costs and make payroll every month.

What is the best advice anyone ever gave you?

The prosecutor is powerful, so you must always remember to dispense justice fairly with integrity and always do what is right even if it means you won't be liked by all. This is not a popularity contest.

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about yourself and your positions?

I will put people first over politics by ensuring that solutions are not a one size fit all and tailored for each individual case and person, and by creating transparency and access to information for the citizens of Cobb. Practical solutions mean efficient prosecution so that our victims can obtain the help and resources they need in a timely fashion, so that the accused can also get closure and meaningful rehabilitation as prolonged wait times are an injustice to our citizens of Cobb, prolonged sentences are an injustice to the citizens of Cobb as well as accountability courts that can't show their levels of success within our communities. I will prosecute cases efficiently, bringing much needed relief to our communities.

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