Georgia Highlands College professor Stephanie Wright qualified Wednesday as a Democratic candidate for Floyd County Commission Post 1.
While interested in bringing a new voice to the board, Wright says she is “most interested in building a bridge between various constituencies and leveraging the power of untapped local leadership.”
Qualifying runs through noon Friday for the May 22 primaries. Winners will advance to the general election on Nov. 6.
Wright, who earned her doctorate in psychology from North Carolina State University, has a long history with the state of Georgia and has been a Rome resident for several years. She served as a national party delegate in North Carolina and has been active in local politics for almost two decades.
She is the proud mother of three daughters and one son-in-law. Carson and Nick live in Raleigh, North Carolina, and are active in their own local issues. Ellie is a senior at Rome High and will be attending Agnes Scott College in the fall. Zelda is a rising ninth-grade Wolf and current Grand Illusion member at Rome Middle.
Wright holds membership in a number of professional organizations. Some of these include the American Psychological Association, American Psychology-Law Society, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the Society for the Psychology of Women.
She is also extremely proud to be a member of Girl Rising, an international NGO promoting girls’ education worldwide for which she is the Northwest Georgia regional ambassador.