Meagan Hanson


Occupation: Attorney

Meagan Hanson

No prior public offices held.

Other community service: Pro bono legal services; organizing educational community events; member of the Junior League of Atlanta; volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House in Sandy Springs.

Q: Why should the voters choose you for this position?

A: We deserve an effective state representative who advocates for our community. As your representative, your priorities are my priorities. I will make sure that your voice is heard at the State Capitol and fight to make sure your needs are met.

The job of a state representative is to represent the needs and wants of his or her constituents—not to use the position to advance one’s personal career or agenda. Our current representative makes a living by suing businesses for alleged employment regulation violations. His first piece of legislation as our representative proposed more business regulation that would inevitably lead to more business for his law firm. We deserve better.

Q: What is the biggest issue facing the constituents you seek to represent? How will you address that issue?

A: After knocking on 8,000 doors in the Republican primary and thousands of doors since, I’ve spoken with a lot of Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, and Chamblee residents. They told me they are struggling to keep up with increasing taxes, disgusted by years of government corruption, and upset by the current state of public education. However, the most prevalent issue facing our district is traffic and congestion.

Unfortunately, our current representative does not sit on the legislative committees that address transportation, so we do not have a voice on this important issue. As your state representative, I will request to sit on these committees to ensure our community’s needs are met and our voice is heard.

John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.