Amidst all the election news during candidate qualifying, this week includes two events highlighting women in politics.
On Wednesday’s Grayson’s first woman mayor was honored at the Capitol, alongside other women in influential roles.
State Rep. Joyce Chandler, who represent’s the city under the Gold Dome, nominated Allison Wilkerson for the Women’s History Month celebration.
First Lady Sandra Deal spoke to the honored guests and representatives and challenged them to a continued life of service, Chandler said.
#She praised Wilkerson as the second generation in her family to take the role as mayor but the first woman.
“I am honored to receive this award from Rep. Chandler,” Wilkerson said. “She is a vital part of our community and a very special lady. To have her recognize my efforts in our community makes this extra special.”
#Women judges to be honored
This weekend three Gwinnett judges will be honored during the Gwinnett League of Women Voters’ 2014 National Women’s Gala.
In 2013, the three women were named chief judges of their respective courts: Melodie Snell Conner of Superior Court, Pamela South of State Court and Kristina Blum of Magistrate Court.
The local chapter of the league heralded this as “an achievement for women judicators.”