Throughout Georgia, upstanding citizens are qualifying to run for local office. Can a convicted felon run for office? Well, that depends on how you define “moral turpitude” and whether you receive a pardon. And running for office isn’t the same thing as holding office. It’s complicated. Just…watch the clip.
Teri Anulewicz is a Democrat who represents House District 42 in the Georgia General Assembly. She previously spent nearly a decade on the Smyrna City Council. A native New Orleanian and quasi-Texan, Teri graduated from Agnes Scott College in 1998. She's been a front page contributor since 2015, and she compiles each Tuesday's Morning Reads.