FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Columbus, GA – With the release of final results from the 2020 Democratic U.S. Senate Primary, former Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson made the following statement.
“I couldn’t be more honored to have earned the support of thousands who are ready for real change,” Tomlinson said. “After spending the past year traveling our beautiful state, hearing the concerns of everyday Georgians, and seeing the renewed energy of the progressive movement, I have hope that our nation will soon be moving in the right direction.
“Thank you to all the supporters, donors, and volunteers who made our campaign possible. Even though we came up short in this election, we made a powerful statement that our communities and families will not stand for the destructive policies of the right wing, either here in Georgia or in Washington, D.C.
“I want to thank my opponents in this race and congratulate Jon Ossoff on his victory. I call on my supporters, and all Georgians, to do all they can to support Jon in his campaign to defeat David Perdue and Donald Trump in November.”
Tomlinson was twice elected Mayor of Columbus, each time with more than 60%, in a majority African-American city. She also served as Public Safety Director and head of Homeland Security, and she holds a National Security Secret Clearance with the Department of Defense. As mayor, she helped propel the city to be named one of the 25 Best Run Cities in America. As a proud Democrat, Tomlinson is strongly pro-choice, supports universal health care, is committed to strong environmental protections to address climate change, supports common sense gun legislation and will fight tirelessly against voter suppression and racial discrimination.