ATLANTA – Maryline Blackburn (D-Smyrna) today qualified to run for House District 34. Blackburn pledges to be a watchdog for the district, representing the issues and concerns of all residents.
"I am concerned about House District 34's current representation. Our issues and concerns are being ignored and it's time for new and better representation in the Georgia House of Representatives," said Blackburn.
Blackburn is a two-time Grammy nominated recording artist. She won Miss Alaska 1984, beating second runner-up Sarah Palin for the honor of representing Alaska in the Miss America Scholarship Pageant.
She has received several Certificates of Appreciation from the U.S. Armed Forces and is dedicated to many community organizations, including: Atlanta Interfaith Aids Alliance, Smyrna Senior Citizens, Chastain Horse Park Therapeutic Program, Hands on Atlanta, and Habitat of Georgia.
"As a state representative I will focus on implementing a comprehensive solution to our statewide transportation problem, ensure our education system is properly funded so our children receive a first class education, and stand up for women's issues," said Blackburn. "I will listen to my constituents and fight for the issues that are important to them."
The primary election is July 20, 2010. The voter registration deadline for the primary election is June 21.