Meet the Candidate: Joyce Griggs (Georgia)

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Candidate Name:

Joyce Griggs

What office are you running for?

U.S. House, GA-1

With which party are you running for office?

Democratic Party

Election Date

November 3, 2020

Why are you running for office?

I’m Joyce Griggs, a U.S. Army Lt. Colonel (Ret.), and the Democratic nominee for U.S. Congress in Georgia’s 1st District. I served in Iraq and as an intelligence officer. While serving in the U.S. Army, I earned the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service, and Global War on Terrorism Service medals, and the Parachutist badge. As Georgia’s 1st District next Congresswoman, I will be an advocate for affordable health care for all Georgians, strongly support working families, and fight for justice and equality for all.

What is the biggest issue facing your community and how do you propose helping?

The biggest issue in my community is fighting for justice and equality. I have spent my whole life fighting for justice and equality from serving in the U.S. Army as a Combat Veteran and Lt. Colonel, and as a community activist. I will use my experience in the U.S. Congress to help fight for justice and equality in Georgia’s 1st District and throughout America.

How do we fix the partisan divide in our country and start working together again?

Building bi-partisanship must start locally. I will bring people together locally and build relationships with all individuals who would like to see compromise as a way to solve issues that concern our community.

Who is your hero?

My mother, Ada Mae Griggs.

What are your hobbies?

Gardening, reading and volunteering.

What is the most recent book you read?

The Greatest Salesman in the World

Do you have any kids/pets/talking houseplants?

I have two children; Torri and Laurie.

How can our readers get involved in your campaign?

Readers can get involved by signing up for our campaign emails at:

What question do you wish we’d asked, and what is your answer?

What is your favorite political quote? My favorite political quote is from Martin Luther King, Jr., “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”




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