Experience counts: Teresa Tomlinson’s record as Columbus mayor gives Democrats their best chance to beat David Perdue

As Columbus mayor, Tomlinson worked to make life better for citizens, soldiers, and veterans By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Unlike her six opponents in the June 9 Democratic U.S. Senate primary, Teresa Tomlinson has a record as an elected official, having served two terms as mayor of Columbus, Georgia. “I governed and I governed well,” she says on the campaign trail, both real and virtual. Coming into office in 2011 while Columbus was still in the throes of the Great Recession, the Emory Law School graduate says her major fiscal achievements were reforming and salvaging the city’s employee insurance and pension plans, thereby putting the city on firm financial footing. She’s also proud of criminal justice reforms she was able to make at…

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