About Beth Moore
As a native of North Atlanta, I understand firsthand the character of House District 95, the spirit of our community and the challenges we face.
After graduating high school from Wesleyan, undergrad at UGA and law school at GSU, I knew I wanted to return to where I lived out my childhood dreams along the banks of the Chattahoochee. In 2015, my husband Lorie and I purchased our forever home in House District 95 in the vibrant neighborhood of Lockridge Forest, full of amazing people who look out for one another. We call areas of our district Peachtree Corners, Norcross, Berkeley Lake, Duluth and Johns Creek, but for those of us living in here, we simply call it home.
I decided to run for the Georgia House of Representatives to not only preserve the beauty and prosperity of our district, but also to prepare it for smart growth into the 21st century. It’s more important than ever that we fight hard to keep the progress we’ve made in the South and to protect the American dream for those living here now and for those who are yet to come. I worry that our current leadership at the Capitol no longer represents the diverse, welcoming, entrepreneurial spirit that embodies our American values.
I consider myself a living example of the success Georgia can achieve by investing in its people. The generosity of the HOPE Scholarship allowed me and my husband to graduate college debt-free, pursue successful careers of our choice and ultimately purchase a home in which to raise our future family. Unfortunately the HOPE Scholarship is now a fraction of its original incarnation and is becoming more and more difficult for students and families to access, with fewer benefits for those who do qualify. We have failed to live up to that unspoken American covenant to ensure our children and grandchildren have better and broader opportunities than we had.
Georgia’s bold investment in film, television and music allows Georgians young and old, including myself, to generate and grow thousands of coveted entertainment industry jobs that were formerly the sole province of Los Angeles, New York and Nashville. We took a risk on an exciting new direction for our state, and that investment is now paying back billions of dollars in dividends and is shining a bright light of hope and opportunity on Georgia. I’m running to support the expansion of economic investments in a wide array of job markets, like those in the entertainment field, which add long-lasting value to our community and cannot be outsourced or automated.
As a millennial, many of my friends, colleagues and clients are experiencing enormous financial difficulties accessing affordable health insurance, as our generation navigates the new norms of the “gig economy.” Because of this, I am also running to ensure every hard-working resident of our district has access to quality, affordable healthcare to keep them healthy, productive and out of poverty. With new leadership, we can finally start to do this by closing the Medicaid gap, redirecting our federal tax dollars back to Georgia and establishing a the long overdue, Georgia-based individual healthcare market. Not only will these steps create more jobs in the healthcare sector and help revitalize Georgia’s rural hospitals, it will also make Georgia’s overall economy more competitive with the majority of other states which have actively sought to expand healthcare coverage for its residents. From a neighborly perspective, it’s also the right thing to do.
Georgia’s population is projected to nearly double by 2030, yet our current political leaders have continually turned a blind eye to our pleas to expand mass transit and to relieve us of constant, insufferable traffic. The unpredictability of traffic congestion means those of us in House District 95 can’t interview for jobs in Smyrna. A student in Johns Creek can’t attend class at Georgia State. An employer in Technology Park can’t hire a software programmer who lives in midtown. A mom in Norcross can’t take her kids to after-school activities in Lawrenceville, even though they’re both in Gwinnett County. Public transportation is a quality of life issue that other states and major metropolitan cities have been addressing for decades. As your house representative, I’m committed to finding a solution to Georgia’s traffic problem.