Atlanta attorney and former candidate for Chairman of the Young Republican National Federation announced she will run for the GOP nomination in Brookaven’s House District 80. The seat, formerly occupied by Judge Mike Jacobs, was won by Democrat Taylor Bennett in a special election over the summer.
In an emailed statement, Hanson said,
Over the past few years, House District 80 has experienced incredible growth and transformation. Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, and Chamblee have each seen home values increase, local businesses succeed, and families choose this community to raise their children.
Maintaining these advancements presents serious challenges – especially with prevalent corruption in county governance. Ensuring that our community and our state continue to move in the right direction should be our first priority. To do this, our community needs an effective, principled leader who shares our community’s values and will champion our causes. This is why I am excited to announce my candidacy to represent House District 80.
In the State House, I will work every day protect what we have built in our community. I will work with my colleagues to find solutions to our transportation challenges, fight to keep taxes low, foster successful schools for our children, and hold county governments accountable.
Hanson is a graduate of the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama School of Law. She is married to her husband, David, and will face another attorney, Catherine Bernard, who previously announced her bid for the seat. Bernard lost the special election that gave Bennett his seat in the state house.