A NOTE TO MY VOTERS
My name is Luisa Wakeman and I am running to represent District 43 in East Cobb in the Georgia House of Representatives because I believe common sense policies and principled politics are crucial to the future of Georgia.
Our state leaders must stand up for our values when national leaders are not. I never planned to run for office, but the love for my community and desire to serve has led me to step forward.
For over 25 years, I have been an active member of the East Cobb community with my devoted husband, two wonderful children, and high-spirited dog.
I KNOW OUR COMMUNITY
I’ve volunteered in classrooms, in our neighborhood, as a Girl Scout leader and band chaperone – all while working and earning an additional college degree.
I AM NOT A CAREER POLITICIAN
I have benefited from and learned different perspectives on issues from my careers in the Financial Services industry, Healthcare industry and in the Service industry. I have good tools to use from my education: BA Economics from the University of Texas, and BS Nursing, Magna Cum Laude from Kennesaw State. I have spent time learning how to influence policy by lobbying against guns on campus and volunteering many hours with local campaigns. Through these efforts, we have built a grassroots network to carry the voice of reason at the local level and amplify it, to be heard in the Georgia Legislature and beyond. I was a baby when my family immigrated to the United States and became proud citizens. My immigrant parents raised us as Americans to work hard, serve, and live compassionately. I believe this is true patriotism. Compassion means nothing unless it is guided by principle. Hard work is meaningless without purpose.