My decision to run for District Attorney of Gwinnett County was made after deep thought and prayer. We have a serious choice to make at this time for our community. We want to be safe and have a good quality of life. The issues of mass incarceration, racial disparity in the criminal justice system, and holding our government and police accountable cannot wait.
I will work to decrease recidivism, and work to keep our children out of the system. First time non-violent offenders will be given a consistent second chance to be law abiding and contributing members of our community. They will not be set up to fail. I will also fight for citizens who have paid their debt to society so that they can become again fruitful members of our society.
I am asking for your vote in the Democratic Primary in June 2020 to find lasting solutions to the issues of our day.
Determined to be the Difference!
Candidate for District Attorney, Gwinnett County
Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. Isaiah 1:17
All of my experiences have prepared me to be the best District Attorney for Gwinnett County.
I have thirty years of legal experience. That experience has been with the Attorney General’s Office of the State of Georgia where I represented all of the Criminal Justice Agencies in Civil Litigation; a law firm that hired me as their first Associate Attorney; my own solo practice which included various areas of law, including criminal and civil; and the Solicitor General’s Office of Gwinnett County where misdemeanors are prosecuted. I have taught paralegals at Clayton College and was a business owner of a gourmet popcorn shop for seven years in Gwinnett County and Atlantic Station. My work as a mentor of North Gwinnett High-school was particularly rewarding and I have volunteered with numerous organizations through the years that assist people through catastrophic and life challenges.
I am married to Travis Gatson, who is a retired Captain from Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department, and he is presently Chief Investigator with Gwinnett County Solicitor’s Office. I have three children and two grandchildren. Two of my children were adopted at ages 12 and 13 through DFACS.
I have overcome systemic challenges and seek solutions to issues in a creative and progressive manner.
I am asking for your support and your vote on November 3, 2020 in the General Election. I look forward to working with you hand in hand in this historic election for District Attorney of Gwinnett County and I promise to be responsive to the Citizens of our County.
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