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Rep. Pat Gardner Endorses U.S. Senate Candidate Teresa Tomlinson

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed deep fractures in our healthcare system and in the economic gap among those who live in our state and nation. I am supporting Teresa Tomlinson for U.S. Senate because she is experienced in resolving dysfunctional systems and she specializes in crisis management. As the chief elected official of one of Georgia’s largest cities, and as head of Public Safety and head of Homeland Security for her community, Teresa is exactly the type of leader we need to steer us out of the challenges we face as a nation.”

— State Representative Pat Gardner

Brief Bio

For nearly 20 years, Rep. Pat Gardner has served in the Georgia House of Representatives from Atlanta based District 57. She serves on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and the Ethics, Higher Education, Natural Resources & Environment and Transportation committees. She is secretary of the House Minority Caucus, chairs the City of Atlanta Delegation and is treasurer of the Working Families Caucus.

Gardner has been a proud champion of expanding access to healthcare, fighting to make the Medicaid system readily available to every Georgia family. She has been a tireless advocate for mental health services. Prior to being elected to the Georgia House of Representatives, Gardner served as the executive director of the Georgia Psychological Association for nearly 30 years. She also served as president of the American Psychological Association’s Council of State Executives.

She has been recognized countless times for her selfless service, receiving commendations from the Georgia Conservation Voters, the Georgia Network of Mental Health Consumers, the National Mental Health Association, the Breast Cancer Coalition, All About Development Disabilities and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Additionally, Gardner was awarded the Women’s Policy Group’s legislative award in 2004.

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Contact: Nicole Henderson,, 404-939-1594.





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