Meet the Candidate
Christine Bloodworth, Director of Omega Support Center and Tucker resident for 27 years, is running for Tucker City Council District 1 Post 2. Christine has a background in Public Administration and small business development. Christine co-founded her nonprofit in Tucker in March 2016 and assists other
entrepreneurs to start up and establish for-profit and nonprofit companies. In addition to the business services, much yearly planning is on community development and outreach to help meet the community's needs.
On July 24, 2021, Omega Support Center hosted the Tucker Back to School Celebration to distribute 659 free backpacks, school supplies, and refreshments. Bloodworth said distributing several supplies took a collaborative effort between the residents, businesses, and corporate sponsors. The impact was great, and the students, parents, and teachers were very appreciative. The need for collaboration of organizations continues to be an issue, as we have too many ‘Silos” in Tucker.
Christine is running on several issues previously addressed in 2019 when she ran against the late William Rosenfeld. The issues are still present today: affordable housing; applicable and accessible resources to residents and small business owners; an initiative-homeless task force; non-discrimination ordinance; and servant leadership. Tucker has grown past a small town, and the residents are seeking more than parks and recreation development. The diversity in culture lacks relatable representation, as the current administration has neglected enhancing public engagement on several occasions.
From 2020 to the present, Omega Support Center organized food, clothing, water, small business funding relief, and the Tucker Walk for Justice in July 2020. Despite surrounding cities hosting a peaceful protest, Tucker officials refused to assist or respond to the needs of the citizen's requests for a peaceful march. At the request of business owners and churches, Christine organized the Walk for Justice, which 174 attended, and over seven hundred registered. Christine believes that this was a failed opportunity from the mayor and current council members to demonstrate that Tucker is indeed a place of diversity. Yet supportive representation.
“People want and deserve elected officials who will speak up, show up, and develop a resolution. The whole point of being a public servant is to serve the public, regardless of the challenges. “Tucker is a wonderful place to live, but as a community, we still have work to do that doesn't require brick and mortar.”
Candidates have until August 20 to file their candidacy. The election for mayor and city council members is on Nov 2. Make sure your voice is heard.
To schedule a meet & greet, consultation, volunteer for the campaign, or contribute, please get in touch with 678-615-2390.
Vote for Christine Bloodworth
Tucker City Council District 1, Post 2