Lepore Joins Moore, McCloskey In Race To Replace Ed Lindsey

As predicted last week, the race for House District 54, Ed Lindsey’s current seat, is attracting serious competition and has drawn a third contender.  Loretta Lepore has made her candidacy official this morning, joining Angleic Moore and John McCloskey.  Expect this race to get expensive with three well known and well funded competitors.  Lepore’s announcement follows:

Atlanta, GA (August 13, 2013) – Buckhead small business owner Loretta Lepore announced that she formally filed the requisite paperwork to run for Georgia House of Representatives.  Lepore is running for Georgia’s 54th House District to replace Representative Edward Lindsey.

“After much thought and discussion with my family and friends, I am excited to announce my candidacy for the Georgia House of Representative,” Lepore said.  “I am encouraged by the support we have already received from so many throughout our community, people who agree with me that we must elect those who have a true desire to serve our community and who can bring practical business experience to the State House.”

Loretta currently runs a communications firm in Atlanta offering communications expertise and strategy to its clients including press relations, social media strategy, issues management as well as media and presentation training.  Loretta has advised Fortune 500 clients, entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations.  She began her career as a reporter and anchor for WJTC-TV in Pensacola, Florida. She went on to join CNN in 1992 and anchored broadcasts on CNN Headline News for six years.  She has covered international news events for multiple CNN networks and earned a national news Emmy for her role in the network’s coverage of the 1996 Olympic Park Bombing.

A well-regarded Republican activist, she is a member of the Fulton County Republican Party, the Georgia Republican Foundation and she is active within several professional organizations, including the Conservative Policy Leadership Institute, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Technology Association of Georgia and the Atlanta Press Club, among others.  Loretta earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.  She and her husband, Earl, live in Buckhead where they are raising their two sons.  Loretta and her family attend Northside United Methodist Church in Atlanta, where Loretta and Earl have served as Sunday school teachers.


  1. Tiberius says:

    I can not wait to see how quickly someone on the hard right complains about a former CNN reporter/broadcaster running for office as a GOPer. How quickly will the “liberal”charge be made?

    • Charlie says:

      When these people complain, let’s also note where they live. For the same reason that “Buckhead Ed” is having to almost re-invent himself for Bartow and Cherokee Counties, I don’t really think your average HD 54 GOP voter lies awake at night believing that it is CNN that is holding them down.

      Will the charge be made? Probably. Will that be what matters in this race? Doubtful.

      • Tiberius says:

        Agreed. Despite Fulton’s more moderate GOP electorate (even in the activist class) someone will make the charge at the next breakfast, and I shall roll my eyes.

  2. Edward Lindsey says:

    I am just glad to see so many good people want my job. Loretta, John, and Angelic are all good people and cheap shots against any of them will not go down well in their community. Regardless of who wins (and I hear that there may well be more good candidates before this over), it is satisfying to see that this is shaping up to be a first class race and my constituents will be well cared for in the State House in 2015.

    Now, back to the 11th Congressional District campaign trail. . . .

  3. Edward Lindsey says:

    . . . where the people of Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, and Fulton are very pleased with my record and the definition of who I am and what I want to do in Washington.

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