House Republican Caucus Chair Donna Sheldon has sent the following press release making her candidacy official for the Congressional seat being vacated by Paul Broun:
DACULA, GA — Georgia State Representative Donna Sheldon (R-Dacula) announced today that she has entered the race to replace Paul Broun in the U.S. Congress representing Georgia’s 10th congressional district.
“It has become increasingly clear that Washington is broken and no longer presents real solutions to the problems that face our citizens,” Sheldon said. “I have worked to balance a budget every year as a Georgia legislator and to fight for principled conservative programs that allow people the opportunity to make a better life for themselves and for their families. That is the record and the agenda I will take to the United States Congress.”
Biography of Representative Donna Sheldon
Donna Sheldon has been a small business owner for 10 years and is proud to serve the people of the 104th district in the Georgia House of Representatives. The district encompasses Dacula and North East Gwinnett.
In 2009, her Republican colleagues elected her as Chair of the House Majority Caucus. She also serves as Vice Chairman of the House Transportation Committee. Sheldon is a member of the Appropriations subcommittee on Health, as well as the Banks and Banking, Economic Development and Tourism, and Ethics committees.
As a leader of the House Transportation Committee, she helped craft legislation creating 12 Special Tax Districts for Transportation along the Georgia Regional Commissions’ existing boundaries. This plan, which was signed into law by Governor Perdue on June 2, 2010, gave voters the opportunity to vote on the transportation needs of their area.
Sheldon was appointed by Speaker Ralston to the Transportation Governance Study Commission in 2010. Just one year prior, Governor Perdue sought Sheldon’s leadership by appointing her to his Water Contingency Task Force. The recommendations of this task force led to the passage of the Georgia Water Stewardship Act of 2010.
Sheldon graduated from Gainesville College in 1984 with an Associate’s degree in Science. She has been married to her husband Bob for 34 years. They have two daughters, Christina and Heather, and three grandchildren.