Dear Friend,

Serving the people of Atlanta as your State Representative for the last 10 years has been an incredible honor and privilege. When the legislative session concluded in March, I discussed with my family and closest friends what’s next.

I’m passionate about public service and our incredible city. And I know there is more I can do to serve, and I’ve been exploring those options for some time.

Over the coming months, I’ll continue to serve as your State Representative. I’m also beginning to lay groundwork for a campaign for Mayor. Despite the urging of “campaign professionals”, I felt as though I could not run for re-election in November to my House seat and properly serve you while also running a small business, being a good mom and wife and trying to run for Mayor in 2017.

I’m extremely excited for the next year and a half and look forward to continuing to serve our city. It’s bittersweet, knowing that I won’t be returning to the Capitol, but it’s humbling to have an opportunity to take our vision to City Hall.

I ask for your support during this transition as we take the next steps. The outpouring of support has been amazing, and I hope you will consider contributing financially or with your time. The reality of this campaign is that’s going to take many of us working together.

Thank you for all your years of friendship and support. Let’s keep working together to make our city an even better place.