Caring Award Winner Looking to Become First Woman Elected to the Senate from Georgia
Michelle Nunn seeking the seat her father held for 24 years
Michelle Nunn, a 2002 Caring award winner, is seeking to reclaim the Georgia Senate seat that her father, Sam Nunn (D-GA) held for 24 years. If she is successful, the will become the first woman elected to the Senate from Georgia, and the first Democrat to win statewide office in the state since 1998.
“I know things can be better,” Michelle Nunn said when she entered the Georgia Senate race. “Some people ask me, with all the dysfunction in Washington, why I’m running for the Senate. In the end, I think it comes down to being an optimist. While leading President Bush’s Points of Light Foundation, we grew it into the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. I’ve seen the power of individuals to work with businesses, charitable and religious organizations to make change…Wherever I go in Georgia, people speak of their frustrations with what’s not happening in Washington, that there is a focus on fighting instead of getting things done. Í believe in the power of individuals to create change when they join together.”