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posted Aug 7, 2014, 6:44 PM by Amreeta Regmi   [ updated Aug 7, 2014, 11:18 PM by Ashim Acharya ]

A summary of the July 31, 2014 “Meet and Greet Event” for Amreeta Regmi, Ph.D., in Peachtree Corners

August 7, 2014

A Host Committee of respected community leaders and elected officials welcomed thirty guests at a reception for Georgia House District 95 candidate, Dr. Amreeta Regmi.  The reception was held at Firenze Ristorante Italiano in Peachtree Corners on July 31st from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Host Committee for this event truly symbolized the integrated community of District 95, coming together to support Amreeta’s campaign for Georgia House.

Members of the Host Committee were Senator Curt Thompson, Representative Pedro Marin, businessman and Chairman of Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District Shiv Aggrawal, Community Leader and Green Committee Member for the City of Peachtree Corners Dr. Lorrie Backer, former Candidate for Georgia House District 105 Tim Hur, Member of the Downtown Development Authority for the City of Peachtree Corners Member L.C. Johnson, Latino Caucus Leader and Businessman Antonio Molinas, and Community Leader Gay Shook.

This event was sponsored by Georgia’s Women In Numbers (WIN) List, a political action committee for Democratic women in Georgia. A resident of Peachtree Corners, Penny Bernath was also a sponsor of this event.

The event was opened by Gay Shook, who introduced Amreeta and mentioned that the candidate is very qualified, a natural and experienced leader, and has a strong presence in the community. Gay said that Amreeta may very well be “the right candidate at the right time in the right place” and will represent the changing face of District 95 well. The representation in District 95 has not changed in the past 18 years, but the composition of the District has changed immensely in that time.

Amreeta spoke and shared her personal background and professional skills and experience. She holds an MBA and a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences and brings over 20 plus years of experience in the International Trade and Business sector. She is running on a platform of ‘new voice and fresh ideas’ and wants to bring the Legislature closer to the people they are supposed to serve. She highlighted a disconnect between the Legislature and their constituents at different levels: a disconnect between policies and understanding the local level vision and needs, and a disconnect in understanding hi-tech growth and business models to the extent of restricting free enterprise.

Amreeta’s candidacy is built around four key issues: jobs, education, ethics and energy.

Melinda Ennis, Executive Director of Georgia’s WIN List, informed the audience that Amreeta represents the future for Georgia and for women of this state and WIN is proud to endorse her. Representative Pedro Marin mentioned that Amreeta’s voice at the Georgia Capital is critical and he will do everything to support her race. State Senator Curt Thompson urged everyone to talk to their friends, neighbors and circle of influence to get Amreeta elected so that Gwinnett can continue to move forward. Host member L.C. Johnson encouraged the assembled group to support Amreeta’s campaign by spreading the word.

All the speakers emphasized that the face of District 95 has changed over the years and it is time to elect a new leader. Amreeta is a viable and credible candidate to represent her District and the state at the General Assembly. Amreeta has already received financial support from over 200 grassroots donors and supporters in her campaign to boost prosperity in House District 95.

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