2018-10-10 / News

Rep. Frazier Speaks to the Optimist Club

MICHAEL SEARLES


Rep. Gloria Frazier (r) with Optimist Club president Harrison Simpson. Rep. Gloria Frazier (r) with Optimist Club president Harrison Simpson. State Representative Gloria Frazier spoke to the Waynesboro Optimist Club Tuesday, Oct. 4. Rep. Frazier (D-126) was first elected in 2006 and is running for reelection.

She currently serves on the Banks and Banking; Public Safety and Homeland Security; and Energy, Utilities, and Telecommunication Committees and says she wants to continue to add her voice on issues that matter most to her district. She said that in her political career, she has faced the challenge of being a woman in a nearly “all boys” club and has spoken up forcefully when it was timely to do so.

She has met with Governors Perdue and Deal and shared the concerns of her district both "when they were receptive and when they were polite but non supportive." Rather than being called a politician, Frazier says she would "prefer being known as a worker or servant of the people who strives to meet with, listen to, and work for their concerns." She feels that making the case for her constituents and arguing for all the people of Georgia is the right thing to do.

She explained the benefits of expanding Medicaid so rural hospitals can continue to provide citizens with access to medical care. She added that she was especially looking forward to working with Governor Stacy Abrams.

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