Georgia Lieutenant Governor Election 2018: Meet Triana Arnold James

2018 is a big election year for the state of Georgia. But if you are anything like me, you are usually too busy to pay as much attention to local politics as you should. So, to make things easier, I have started a series to pick apart each candidate’s pros and cons.

With introductions out of the way, meet Democrat Triana Arnold James.

While her website gives no background about her childhood, besides that she was born in Smyrna, GA, it describes her abundant work. Deep Breath in. James is a mother, a wife, an entrepreneur, a veteran, an advocate, a pastor, the founder of The Susan Jolley Awareness Program (which brings awareness and education to all women on the impact and prevention of cervical cancer and those gynecological cancers that effect women), the current Mrs. Georgia, the host of several TV shows, the owner and producer of Diva Entertainment, and the newest member of the Global Humanitarian Delegates.

In 2016, James also co-authored and represented to the legislature the resolution for Medicaid Expansion for the State of Georgia (HR1101). She advocates for this and other causes such as: Ovarian cancer, Lupus, Bethematch.org, American Kidney Foundation, and Domestic Violence programs.

If elected, James promises to:
• Expand Medicaid to the uninsured.
• Raise pay and support for teachers.
• Protect veterans and ensure they are receiving benefits.
• Improve our state’s voting rights by moving to paper ballots and finding a way to effectively audit our voting system.
• Vote to approve the Equal Rights Amendment.

If James sounds like your candidate, the election is on November 6, 2018, and primaries are on May 22, 2018.

Edit: I had said that James’ website did not speak about her childhood when it did list where she was born.  I regret the error.

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