Lindsey announced April 11 he is seeking the nomination for the 11th Congressional District in 2014 and will not be serve another term in the Georgia House of Representatives (the current one expires in January 2015). District 11 U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, announced in March he is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss, R-Moultrie, who is retiring.
Moore was the 2004 Republican nominee for Fulton County clerk of Superior Court, losing to Democrat Juanita Hicks but winning the District 54 precincts.
“This election is crucial to Republicans in Fulton County,” she said. “If we lose this seat, we will lose our delegation’s majority. If we lose the majority, we lose our opportunity for further reform. Losing is not an option.
“This seat needs to be filled by a person who understands the layers of bureaucracy and general waste of Fulton County taxpayers’ dollars. I worked as an administrative and constituent service assistant with the former Fulton County Commission chairman, Mike Kenn, trying to clean up Fulton County government. I know about these problems and have seen them first hand. And, in order to continue vital reform and have our concerns addressed, this seat needs to be filled by someone who has working knowledge of the General Assembly. Having worked at the State Capitol and with legislators for nearly 20 years, I have that intuitional knowledge.
Moore said she plans to build on what Lindsey has accomplished.
“Edward Lindsey and our county delegation have made great strides, but we still have a lot of work ahead of us,” she said. “I will continue working towards our goals of a reformed Fulton County government and fiscal responsibility not only at our county level but state level. House District 54 is vital to the economic sustenance and development of Atlanta as Atlanta is the heartbeat of our state’s economic well-being.”
Moore, who works with former State Rep. Matt Towery as vice president of Insider Advantage/Internet News Agency, is a graduate of Georgia State University.
She has worked for the Republican Party in several capacities, including the State Republican Headquarters, and recently served as the Atlanta chair for Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign.
“Progress is what will sustain our community and our state,” she said. “The key is reform: county reform and tax reform.”
No other candidates announced they are running for the seat, but Republican Beth Beskin, who lost to Democrat Horacena Tate in the 2010 District 38 State Senate election, said she is considering entering the race.