A Forsyth County Democrat has announced her run for the 7th District Congressional seat, which covers much of Gwinnett and Forsyth counties.
Melissa Davis, D-Cumming, is a native of South Carolina, and has spent more than 20 years in the government's financial sector, according to a statement issued Tuesday morning.
Davis is also the first African-American President of the Democratic Women of Forsyth County.
"As a wife, a working mother, and your neighbor in the 7th district, I’m excited to have the opportunity to focus on solutions to the challenges our community is facing. Growing up I learned from my mother, a working-class teacher, what it means to be a leader, and how important it is to build strong communities. I’m focusing on bringing accountability to Washington, while getting results for our families," said Davis.
Davis is married with a 10-year-old daughter. She's a graduate of the University of South Carolina, the University of North Texas and the University of North Georgia.
Her campaign website can be found here.
The 7th District seat is currently held by Rob Woodall, a Republican.