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Tomlinson Announces First Slate of Policies Reflecting Georgia Progressive Values

July 22, 2019



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:

“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,, 404-939-1594.



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