Democrats see the open seat, which spans parts of Gwinnett and Forsyth counties, as one of their top targets in 2020. It was the tightest U.S. House race in the nation last year, and Democrats hope to squeeze more votes from the district’s fast-diversifying electorate.
Carolyn Bourdeaux, who lost to Woodall by less than 500 votes, is running again. Other Democrats include attorney Marqus Cole, former Fulton Commission chair John Eaves and activist Nabilah Islam. State Rep. Brenda Lopez will soon announce whether she'll run.
Homrich, who recently moved from the neighboring 6th District to Duluth, is set to run as a political newcomer who can partially fund her campaign.
She was a Home Depot vice president for human resources and founded She's a 10, a nonprofit that aims to prepare women for leadership roles. She and her husband David, the chief financial officer for Arthur Blank's for-profit businesses, raised four children, who are spotlighted in her campaign ad.
In her announcement roll-out, Homrich made clear she’ll run as a conservative who supported President Donald Trump.
She said “liberals in Washington do not speak for women and they do not speak for me” and cast herself as someone who can fill a void in the Georgia GOP, which is dominated by white men. Among her slogans: “Results, not resistance.”
“Washington isn’t working for us. It’s working for the politicians,” she said. “I’m going to go to Washington and help President Trump drain the swamp, unleash the American economy and stop liberal extremism from ruining our way of life.”