March 28, 2019

Community Leaders Endorse Karen Handel

Following the endorsements from Georgia’s Republican Congressmen and members of the GOP’s Congressional Leadership, Karen Handel is announcing this initial list of community leaders in support of her campaign, with more to come in the coming weeks:

PSC Commissioner Chuck Eaton

Cobb County Commissioner Bob Ott

Cobb County Commissioner JoAnn Birrell

DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester

Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker

Johns Creek City Councilman Steve Broadbent

Milton Mayor Joe Lockwood

Milton City Councilwoman Carol Cookerly

Roswell City Councilman Matt Judy

Roswell City Councilman Matt Tyser

Sandy Springs City Councilman John Paulson

Sandy Springs City Councilman Chris Burnett

Dunwoody City Councilwoman Pam Tallmadge

Tucker City Councilwoman Michelle Penkava

Former City Councilwoman Honey VanderCreek

Former GAGOP Chairman Sue Everhart

GOP Grassroots Leader Ginger Howard

GOP Grassroots Leader Jason Thompson

GOP Grassroots Leader Julianne Thompson

Karen will release a list of endorsement from state legislators at a later date.  She knows that their first priority is and should be representing those that have elected them to serve until the General Assembly adjourns Sine Die. 


Karen Handel represented Georgia’s Sixth District from 2017-2019, after winning the seat in a Special Election. She is a former Georgia Secretary of State and Fulton County Commission Chairman. She and her husband Steve have lived in the district for 25 years, and reside in Roswell Georgia. Georgia’s Sixth District includes portions of Cobb, DeKalb, and Fulton counties.