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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 19, 2019

GEORGIA STATE SENATOR FREDDIE POWELL SIMS ENDORSES TERESA TOMLINSON FOR U.S. SENATE

“David Perdue’s lack of concern for what works for all Georgians is troubling and not what we need in our U.S. Senator. I know that Teresa Tomlinson’s experience as mayor of Columbus, Public Safety Director, and head of Homeland Security equips her to take on a broad range of issues from rural healthcare to Georgia’s military bases. Teresa’s bold leadership is what Georgian’s need now.”

— Sen. Freddie Powell Sims

Brief Bio

Freddie Powell Sims was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from the 151st district (Albany) from 2005 to 2009. She has served in the Georgia State Senate for the 12th district since 2009.

Tomlinson Endorsement Announcement Process

Throughout the United States Senate Race in Georgia, the Tomlinson Campaign will be releasing endorsements of those insisting on better leadership for Georgians. Each is committed to #TeamTomlinson and will be working to flip not just Georgia, but the US Senate in 2020.

Endorsements will be released on multiple social media platforms and through traditional press release.

Contact: Nicole Henderson, nicole@teresatomlinson.com, 404-939-1594.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2019

GEORGIA SENATOR EMANUEL JONES ENDORSES TERESA TOMLINSON FOR U.S. SENATE

“I’ve known Teresa Tomlinson for years, and I’ve seen her public service leadership. She fights when necessary to make government work for those it serves. When I think about the current dysfunction taking place in Washington, D.C., I know that Mayor Tomlinson is the choice to resolve it. I’ll be working to elect Teresa Tomlinson to the U.S. Senate, and I hope you will join me.”  – Sen. Emanuel Jones

Brief Bio

Senator Emanuel Jones, a Democrat, was first elected to the Georgia Senate from Georgia’s 10th District in 2004. Senator Jones represents Southwest DeKalb and Henry County. He is the current Chairman of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Advisory Council and formerly served as Chairman of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus for two consecutive legislative sessions.

Tomlinson Endorsement Announcement Process

Throughout the United States Senate Race in Georgia, the Tomlinson Campaign will be releasing endorsements of those insisting on better leadership for Georgians. Each is committed to #TeamTomlinson and will be working to flip not just Georgia, but the US Senate in 2020.

Endorsements will be released on multiple social media platforms and through traditional press release.

Contact: Nicole Henderson, nicole@teresatomlinson.com, 404-939-1594.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12,  2019

 

AMIR FAROKHI ENDORSES TERESA TOMLINSON FOR U.S. SENATE

“I’m supporting Teresa Tomlinson for US Senate because she is a true progressive who will bring a 21st century vision of Georgia to a federal legislative body that is locked firmly in the 20th century. Her time leading Georgia’s second largest city has proven that she does more than talk about great ideas, she gets them done.” – Amir Farokhi

Brief Bio

Amir Farokhi sits on the Atlanta City Council where he represents Atlanta’s District 2 which includes Downtown, Midtown, Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park, Poncey-Highland, and Candler Park. He is an Atlanta native, ninth-generation Georgian, and currently works for CARE USA.

Tomlinson Endorsement Announcement Process 

Throughout the United States Senate Race in Georgia, the Tomlinson Campaign will be releasing endorsements of those insisting on better leadership for Georgians. Each is committed to #TeamTomlinson and will be working to flip not just Georgia, but the US Senate in 2020. 

Endorsements will be released on multiple social media platforms and through traditional press release

Contact: Nicole Henderson, nicole@teresatomlinson.com, 404-939-1594.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2019

 

FORMER GOVERNOR ROY BARNES ENDORSES TERESA TOMLINSON FOR U.S. SENATE

“The U.S. Senate is in desperate need of experienced leaders like Teresa Tomlinson. I’ve known Teresa for years: first, as a talented lawyer, and second, as a great Mayor of Columbus, Georgia. That’s why I fully support her candidacy and look forward to electing the first woman senator from Georgia!” – Roy Barnes

Brief Bio

Roy Barnes was the 80th Governor of the State of Georgia. He is a prominent trial attorney and former State Senator from Mableton, Georgia. He and his wife, Marie, reside in Marietta, Georgia.

Tomlinson Endorsement Announcement Process

Throughout the United States Senate Race in Georgia, the Tomlinson Campaign will be releasing endorsements of those insisting on better leadership for Georgians. Each is committed to #TeamTomlinson and will be working to flip not just Georgia, but the US Senate in 2020.

Endorsements will be released on multiple social media platforms and through traditional press release

Contact: Nicole Henderson, nicole@teresatomlinson.com, 404-939-1594.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 5,  2019

 

BILLYE AND HANK AARON ENDORSE TERESA TOMLINSON FOR U.S. SENATE

“Billye and I are supporting Teresa Tomlinson for U.S. Senate. I know a power hitter when I see one. Teresa has the fight to stop the dysfunction in D.C. and make it work for Georgians.” – Hank Aaron

Brief Bio

Hank Aaron is a Major League baseball legend.  He served as senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves organization and is a civic and philanthropic leader. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife, Billye Aaron, who is an Atlanta icon in her own right. Billye is a nonprofit executive, a stalwart member of the NAACP and a force behind the UNCF fundraising efforts for Historical Black Colleges and Universities.  

Tomlinson Endorsement Announcement Process 

Throughout the United States Senate Race in Georgia, the Tomlinson Campaign will be releasing endorsements of those insisting on better leadership for Georgians. Each is committed to #TeamTomlinson and will be working to flip not just Georgia, but the US Senate in 2020. 

Endorsements will be released on multiple social media platforms and through traditional press release

Contact: Nicole Henderson, nicole@teresatomlinson.com, 404-939-1594.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 3,  2019

 

AMBASSADOR ANDREW YOUNG AND CAROLYN YOUNG ENDORSE
TERESA TOMLINSON FOR U.S. SENATE

“Carolyn and I fully support Teresa Tomlinson as the next U.S. Senator from Georgia, and we ask all Georgians to do the same. In this moment, Teresa is the change we need to see in Washington, D.C.” – Ambassador Andrew Young

Brief Bio

Andrew Young is an iconic civil rights leader who marched alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others to change the course of U.S. history.  He served in the U.S. Congress from Georgia from 1973-1977, and was appointed as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations by President Jimmy Carter. Carolyn Young is a civic leader who helped desegregate the faculty at East Lake Elementary School in Atlanta. She married Ambassador Young in 1996 in Capetown, South Africa and worked as the protocol contact for foreign dignitaries at GoodWorks, International, transnational business management consulting firm.

Tomlinson Endorsement Announcement Process 

Throughout the United States Senate Race in Georgia, the Tomlinson Campaign will be releasing endorsements of those insisting on better leadership for Georgians. Each is committed to #TeamTomlinson and will be working to flip not just Georgia, but the US Senate in 2020. 

Endorsements will be released on multiple social media platforms and through traditional press releases.

Contact: Nicole Henderson, nicole@teresatomlinson.com, 404-939-1594.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28,  2019

 

U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE TERESA TOMLINSON MAKES STATEMENT 
ON ISAKSON RESIGNATION 

 

Columbus, GA Teresa Tomlinson, two-term mayor of Columbus and candidate for U.S. Senate from Georgia, releases statement on the retirement of Johnny Isakson:

Johnny Isakson has had a long and distinguished career serving the people of Georgia with wisdom, justice, and moderation. He has been a distinguished statesmen. I wish Senator Isakson and his family all the best as he begins his well-earned retirement. 

I first met Senator Isakson when I was a young girl and he helped sell my parent’s first home. Like so many other Georgians, I consider myself lucky to know him in both a personal and professional capacity. His kindness and generosity shown through in everything he did.

 

Contact: Nicole Henderson, nicole@teresatomlinson.com, 404-939-1594.

 

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Contact: media@teresatomlinson.com
(706) 225-9158

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 2019

Kendra Cotton will lead growing team of Georgia professionals

Kendra Cotton

Kendra Cotton

Columbus, GA – Today, Georgia Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Teresa Tomlinson announced the hiring of three veteran political operatives as senior staff. They join Edana Walker who was previously announced as Tomlinson’s National Finance Director. Kendra Cotton will serve as campaign manager, Mrs. Cotton brings with her deep experience in political organizing and management, as well as deep connections throughout Georgia.

“Kendra Cotton is the ideal manager for this marathon effort to win the Democratic nomination and, then, beat David Perdue,” said Tomlinson. “She has extensive experience in all 159 counties in Georgia. She is a seasoned campaign professional with a strategic mind and a natural intuition as to what is important to regular folk.”

Cotton has more than 19 years of experience building and cultivating relationships to advance an agenda for the candidates, elected officials, and organizations she serves.

“Georgia Democrats are itching to put one up in the win column statewide and are ready to bring the fight to David Perdue and the Washington dysfunction he epitomizes,” said Cotton. “We’re building a true grassroots movement to take on the status quo here in Georgia and in D.C. After surveying the field of announced and ‘may announce’ candidates, I knew that I had to go all in to support Teresa Tomlinson in her quest to flip the Senate for Democrats. Teresa is a proven progressive with the experience, leadership, and courage to take this fight to the DC cronies and win. This is not a game and we do not intend to play around.”

Most recently Kendra was founding executive director of Rep GA Institute, Inc., a statewide nonpartisan leadership training hub. Prior to this role, she was the campaign manager for the successful Georgia Association of Educators’ Vote “NO” on Amendment 1 statewide ballot initiative during the November 2016 election cycle. She was also the political director for the Democratic Party of Georgia. Prior to relocating to Georgia, Cotton had a 16 year career in politics and policy in North Carolina.

A staunch public school advocate, Kendra is a Diamond Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and resides in Powder Springs, GA with her husband Michael and their three children – Jarah, a graduate of McEachern High School and incoming Harvard freshman (18); Kael, a rising 9th grader at McEachern High School (14) and Rhys, a rising 7th grader at Tapp Middle School (12).


Nicole Henderson

Nicole Henderson

Nicole Henderson joins the campaign as its Communications Director. Nicole is a public relations and political communications strategist. Henderson brings over 17 years experience working in a variety of environments spanning ad agencies, higher education, small businesses, large corporations and not-for-profit agencies to PaveItBlue, a Georgia-based grassroots organizing organization with over 5,000 members. During the 2019 state legislative session, Nicole served as a member of the communications team supporting Jon Ossoff’s 2017 special election campaign in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. Prior to her transition to political communications, she worked five years as the Site Communications Manager with Michelin North America.

Nicole resides in Alpharetta with her husband and their three children. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.


Bree Johnson

Bree Johnson

Bree Johnson, a St. Louis native, is a Digital Strategist with extensive experience in Web Design, Social Media Management, and Email Marketing. In 2014 she graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration w/ Marketing Concentration going on to complete her Masters in Marketing and Advertising Communications in December 2017. In April 2018, Bree moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she worked as the Digital Director for the Democratic Party of Georgia to help elect Stacey Abrams and Democrats across Georgia. During her time at the Democratic Party of Georgia, Bree ran a robust statewide digital program, facilitating strategic digital campaigns within multiple departments that allowed us to mobilize thousands of volunteers, raise thousands of dollars, and share our message extensively to voters across Georgia.

Bree resides in Smyrna and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2019

 

TOMLINSON ANNOUNCES FIRST SLATE OF POLICIES REFLECTING GEORGIA PROGRESSIVE VALUES

Former Mayor Of Columbus, Sets Forth A 21st Century Vision of Better Governing Principles

 

Columbus, GA – Today Teresa Tomlinson, candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia, released her first slate of policy proposals addressing some of Georgia’s – and the country’s – biggest challenges:

“Georgia voters know that government can be a partner in our prosperity: we just need the right leadership. Georgians are demanding that we rethink our challenges and find pragmatic, 21st century solutions.  Most importantly, they want our country to move forward – not back – and that is what progressivism is all about,” said Tomlinson.

This first round of policy papers includes her positions on subjects such as: Healthcare, Women’s Reproductive Health, Climate Crisis, Immigration, A New Civic and Economic Infrastructure, Voting Rights, Israel, and Marijuana Legalization. The policy papers can be found on the candidate’s website: www.teresatomlinson.com/issues.

“This country can grab its future with both hands, but not if we keep electing those – like David Perdue and Mitch McConnell – who perpetuate our political stalemate. We need fresh thinkers who have a clear-sighted vision for what is possible. These policy papers set forth a better, more functional, way,” Tomlinson concluded.

During her time as Mayor of Columbus, Teresa Tomlinson enacted a host of progressive policies which successfully increased the quality of life for Columbus residents while saving citizens tens of millions of dollars. Tomlinson reformed the city budget, including the employee healthcare and pension plans, decreased unemployment, instituted the Rapid Resolution Program to expeditiously resolve non-violent felony charges and reduce holding times for lower-grade crimes, turned around struggling neighborhoods, lowered crime by more than 40%, reduced homelessness, created 66 miles of an interconnected alternative transportation system, completed a feasibility study for high speed passenger rail from Columbus to Atlanta, made the public transit system more energy efficient, removed an environmental threat from the banks of the Chattahoochee River, and reinvigorated the city’s tourism industry – all while providing services at the lowest per capita rate of any major cities in Georgia. Near the end of her second term, Columbus was named one of the 25 Best Run Cities in America.  

Teresa Tomlinson is an eighth-generation Georgian whose mother came out of generational poverty in South Georgia. Teresa was born and raised in Atlanta and is a proud graduate of Georgia public schools. She graduated with a dual degree in government and economics from Sweet Briar College, an all-women’s college, before earning her law degree from Emory University. 

 

Contact: Nicole Henderson, nicole@teresatomlinson.com, 404-939-1594.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 15, 2019

 

TOMLINSON REPORTS OVER $520K IN FIRST MONTHS OF SENATE CAMPAIGN

The first woman and two-term mayor of Columbus amases donations from more than 4,340 donations with average contribution of $119

Columbus, GA – Teresa Tomlinson, two-term mayor of Columbus and candidate for U.S. Senate from Georgia, who released her first public filing since officially announcing her campaign on May 1st, will report $520,986 in donations from 3,583 individuals – demonstrating a significant grassroots movement in her effort to unseat David Perdue.

“With thousands of Georgians organizing for and donating to my election for U.S. Senate we are laying the foundation to build a people-powered grassroots campaign across the state to take on David Perdue next November,” said Tomlinson. “This campaign is by Georgians, for Georgians.”

The impressive fundraising haul is the result of 3,583 individual donors from all 50 states. Of the 4,340 donations made, 4,071 (or 93%) were amounts less than $500 and some 76% of all money raised came from Georgia. The campaign spent $195,086 and will report having $353,348 cash-on-hand.

“From Bonaire to College Park, Georgians believe in Mayor Tomlinson’s leadership and this campaign’s ability to send a Democrat from Georgia to the U.S. Senate,” said Nicole Henderson, Tomlinson’s Director of Communication. “Teresa has been all over Georgia talking about pragmatic progressive policies for years, and this grassroots support reflects that. Georgia voters are responding to our message that someone needs to resolve the dysfunction in Washington, D.C. and that person is Teresa Tomlinson.”

The report, which will be made public on the Federal Election Commission (FEC) website today, Monday, July 15th, and covers all monies raised and spent from April 1st through June 30th.

Contact: Nicole Henderson, nicole@teresatomlinson.com, 404-939-1594.

 

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