Milton City Councilwoman Karen Thurman, first elected in 2006, recently announced that she will seek re-election. After three (3) years on the Council and over 25 years as a resident in the region, Mrs. Thurman has a unique perspective on the challenges of governing, preserving and securing Milton.
"My understanding and experience in community planning along with my financial background in both the private and public sectors have proven to be instrumental in establishing our vision as a City"', Thurman said in explaining her decision to seek re-election. "Our country is currently experiencing tough economic times and Milton is not immune to them. We, as elected officials, must determine the long-term plan for Milton which includes a realistic financial model to carry out that vision", continued Thurman. "Our quality of life is dependent on proper planning for our future."
Councilwoman Thurman is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and partner with Frazier & Deeter. Mrs. Thurman advises individuals and businesses in tax and financial business management. As a member of the Council, she is noted for her knowledge of the budget and leading the effort to minimize government spending to balance the City's budget.
Mrs. Thurman has been married for 25 years to her husband Mark. Their two children, Claire and Ryan, were raised in Milton and are graduates of Milton High School. Both are current students at Georgia Tech. The Thurman family worships at North Point Community Church.
If you are interested in supporting Karen by displaying a yard sign, wearing a t-shirt, hosting an event, donating to her campaign, holding signs on election day or sending an email encouraging others to vote, please contact her atThurman4Milton@yahoo.com.
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