A native Georgian, Dr. Pearl Presley has resided in Newnan, Georgia over 19 years. She has been in the Real Estate profession for more than forty years. She is a licensed Real Estate Broker, and has received multiple designations in Real Estate Management. She’s the Founder/CEO of E. Pearl Presley Realty Company, Inc., and has managed and operated a successful real estate firm with 15+ sales associates. Dr. Presley was the first woman to be elected President of Empire Board of Realtists (EBR), and the first woman to be elected Chairperson for EBR Board of Directors. She is the recipient of Pioneer Women in Real Estate by the National Women’s Council of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB); “Realtist of the Year” from EBR and NAREB; Who’s Who in Georgia; and Bronze Business Woman of the Year by Delta Phi Lambda Sorority. She is also a member of the National Association of University Women, and The Links. Additionally, she is the author of the book, “You Are An Overcomer.”
Dr. Presley is an ordained Minister of the Gospel, and Pastor of New Deliverance Ministries, Inc. She attended Morris Brown College where she majored in Business Administration and Beulah Heights University majoring in Christian Counseling. She is a graduate of Kingsway Christian University & Theological Seminary with a PhD in Christian Counseling.
Dr. Presley's experience as a successful business owner, as well as her leadership roles in civic, community and professional organizations, has prepared her to utilize those skills for the betterment of the citizens of Coweta County. She is well-versed and thoroughly equipped to effectively communicate with constituents, government officials, and the public in a manner that is mutually beneficial. As Coweta County Commissioner – District 4, Dr. Presley plans to make a positive difference in the Commission's efforts to adhere to the policies, procedures, and responsibilities for the overall operations of the County. Her proven dedication and determination for favorable outcomes and winning results will add value to the Coweta County Commission.
Reverend Al Smith is a lifelong resident of Coweta County who has dedicated himself in service to others. He is a pastor in Newnan, helping the members of his church be better citizens and better people. He is an entrepreneur, personifying the American spirit of hard work and contributing to his community.
In 2008 he was elected to his first term on the Coweta County Board of Commissioners, representing District 5. Al's district is the most diverse and fastest growing district in a county that is seeing unprecedented growth and increased opportunities. Al brings a vital voice of compassion to the Coweta Commission. Al is currently serving his third term on the Coweta County Board of Commissioners. He is unopposed in the November 2020 election.
A twenty-year resident of Coweta County, Jill Prouty grew up in an FAA family, moving seven times during her school years. She lived in Peachtree City from 1983-1987 and attended both Booth Jr. High (now Middle School) and McIntosh High School before moving to Raleigh, North Carolina where she finished high school. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Master of Science in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
Jill returned to Georgia in 1998 after accepting the position of Library Technology and Training Manager at Peachtree City Library. She was promoted to Library Administrator in 2005 and celebrated 20 years with the City in 2018. During her time in Peachtree City, she led the city library through technology upgrades during the preparation for Y2K and a voter approved expansion and renovation to the facility in 2004-05. In 2008, Jill became part-owner of a Jersey Mike’s franchise and helped transform the store into one of the busiest in the state.
Although Fred Rovner has lived and worked in District 72 for nearly 20 years, he has been firm in his dedication to serving community and country for his entire life. Son of two veterans themselves, Fred enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1966 and was deployed to Viet Nam, eventually becoming a rifle company commander. He retained this position in the California National Guard and was later assigned as faculty at the California Military Academy.
Completing his military service, Fred and his wife Thyra moved to Australia where he taught Political Economics. In 1987, he returned to the US and settled in Georgia where he earned a Master of Science in Family Practice at Georgia State University. Fred worked as a Nurse Practitioner from 1997 to 2014, providing medical insight, experience, and leadership.
Although offically retired, Fred has not stopped contributing to his community. When not spending time with his daughter and two grandchildren who are also Coweta County residents, he can be found participating in marches, writing to politicans, and working as a Georgia Medical Reserve Corps volunteer. Most recently, this position has allowed Fred to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by traveling around the state to help to set up testing locations and administer the tests.
Bob Trammell practices law at the Trammell Firm, which he founded in Luthersville, Georgia in 2003. He is truly a son of the 132nd district; his law office is located in the former home of his grandparents. Bob started his legal career as a law clerk in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. He subsequently practiced law at King and Spalding before returning home to start his own firm. Since 2011, Bob has served as the county attorney for Meriwether County. He is also a member of the Meriwether County Chamber of Commerce and the Meriwether County Bar Association.
Education has always been a priority for Bob, particularly because both of his parents are retired educators. Bob is a 1996 summa cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia, where he was a Foundation Fellow majoring in English and Political Science. He obtained his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1999. Bob believes strongly that education is essential to preparing Georgia’s workforce for the jobs of today and the jobs of the future. Investment in science, technology, engineering, and math programs is the key to creating job opportunities for all Georgians.
Bob and his wife Jenny reside in Luthersville where they are busy raising daughters Mary, three years old, and Virginia, who will be two in September. Jenny, a graduate of the University of Georgia, works as a pharmacist with CVS-Caremark in LaGrange. Bob and Jenny can think of no other place that they would want to raise their family. Bob believes in making Georgia the best place to work, learn, and live for not only his family, but for all Georgians.
Dr. Val Almonord was born in Haiti and emigrated with his family to New York in 1969. He graduated from Central High School in Brooklyn before earning an AA from LaGuardia Community College and a BA from Hunter College. Falling in love with American democratic values, he soon felt the urge to serve, protect, and defend the people of his new country. After graduating from Hunter College, Dr. Almonord joined the U.S. Army Active Duty. He later transferred to the U.S. Army Reserves and continued to serve for 9 years while attending medical school at Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, now Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, in Cleveland. Later in life, he returned to school for a Certificate in Sustaining Base Leadership and Management from Army Management Staff College and a MS in Healthcare Management from Troy University in Troy, Alabama.
After graduating from medical school, Dr. Almonord practiced in a medically under-served area with the National Health Service Corps for 4 years before joining the Military Health Care System as a civilian federal employee in the U.S. Air Force and later in the U.S. Army. After 35 years of federal service, Dr. Almonord retired from Martin Army Community Hospital in Fort Benning, Georgia.
Dr. Almonord is a life-long Democrat and has been a committed advocate for Georgia families for much of his career. A long-term resident of Columbus, GA, he has served as the Vice Chair of the Muscogee County Democratic Committee, Chair of the Outreach Committee of Muscogee County, and the Muscogee County delegate to the Democratic Party of Georgia. He continues to channel his military and civilian service into activism for his brothers and sisters who work in federal government service. Dr. Almonord currently serves as the legislative and political coordinator for the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE ) Local 54 in Fort Benning, GA.
Jon Ossoff is a Georgia native, media executive, investigative journalist, and small business owner.
Jon and his wife Alisha, an OB/GYN physician, both grew up in Atlanta.
Since 2013, Jon has served as the CEO of Insight TWI, a now 30-year old media production company that investigates corruption, organized crime, and war crimes for international news organizations.
Jon earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a Master’s of Science from the London School of Economics.
Before embarking upon his career in journalism and media production, Jon worked as a national security aide for Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson, handling defense, foreign affairs, intelligence, and economic policy.
In that capacity, Jon helped deliver constituent service and federal resources for our state, drafted legislative initiatives that passed both the House and Senate, investigated the mass surveillance of American citizens, worked to stop the spread of nuclear weapons, and helped root out corruption and abuse by federal contractors.
In 2012, Jon left Congress to pursue his career in investigative journalism, taking over as the CEO of a then-21-year-old, multi-Emmy award winning investigative television production company called Insight TWI.
Joe Biden was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the oldest of four children. After moving to Delaware he graduated from the University of Delaware and eared a law degree from Syracuse University. While working as a public defender, Joe was elected to the New Castle City Council where he protected residents from abuses by the oil industry. At age 29, Joe was elected to the United States Senate.
As a senator Joe advanced Democratic causes that helped everyone, including some of the first efforts at public campaign finance, arms limitation talks with the Soviet Union, the Global Climate Protection Act, the Violence Against Women Act, and the Brady Bill.
Joe Biden was elected the 47th Vice President of the United States under President Barrack Obama. As Vice President he was instrumental in the passage of the Affordable Care Act, ending the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy in the military, and in championing marriage equality. Joe brings kindness, empathy, and compassion to the White House when we need it most.