Putting the “P” in Politics

For me, the “P” in politics stands for parent. Last year while serving in the Georgia General Assembly as State Representative for District 62, I lost both of my parents to cancer. Ironically, my mother, the second of the two to pass within seven months, died on “crossover day”—the last day to get a bill from one chamber to the next before it goes to the Governor for signature. Her symbolic crossover crossed me out of politics and deeper into my role as a parent. As the mother of two grade school age chi