Meet Jennifer Hulsey
Many of you may be wondering who is Jennifer Hulsey? I want to tell you a little bit about myself. First of all, I am a wife, a mother, a mother-in-law, and soon to be grandmother. I have been married to Johnny Hulsey for 20 years. Our children include Chad and Brandi Hulsey, Kayti Hulsey, and Will Hulsey. God is a central part of our lives, and to me my family is everything.
I have lived in this district for over 40 years. I graduated from Berry College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Middle Grades Education, and I have been an educator in Polk County for over 17 years.
I have lived and worked in this community my entire life. I understand the impact that taxes and government has on those businesses. Small town America is important. The 16th district is important.
I am a conservative. I believe in fiscal responsibility, limited government, and free markets. Growing up my parents always taught me the value of hard work, to fear the Lord and respect and love your country. As my grandmother would always say, "right’s right and you can't wrong it". Your principles are everything and your word is your bond.
I believe that life is about experiences. How we respond to life's experiences makes us who we are.
"Jennifer is a born leader from the best mold. She leads with her head and unwavering conservative, constitutional principles. But listens with an open heart and open door, treating everyone with respect. She's tenacious as heck, knows how to put in the real work instead of just playing to the media. She doesn't back down until she finds a way to make it work."
Kathryn A. Serkes
CEO & Chairman
Doctor Patient Medical Assn &
Patient Power Alliance
Seven years ago my husband, Johnny, was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Life changed in an instant. Times were tough. Just like many of you, I had to take on a second job. Soon after I began working as the Marketing Director of Sylvan Learning Centers across Northwest Georgia. Each morning I would wake up at 5 a.m. to start my day. Then at 3:30 p.m. I would travel 50 to 100 miles outside of teaching and work my second job at Sylvan. Most nights I would arrive home at midnight, eat dinner and go straight to bed. I did this for 3 years. There were many days that I would think to myself, "How am I going to do this? Eventually, I was able to resign from my second job. I remember literally being so tired that it took me two weeks to regain my full strength. I know God got me through those 3 years, and I am thankful.
This journey that I began so long ago has made me who I am today. Many Americans want their lawmakers to speak for them. Just like you, I want my representatives to speak for me. Not for a party and not for political gain, but for me as a Georgian and as an American in the 16th district of Georgia.
"Jennifer is one of the most principled, knowledgeable, dedicated activists I have had the pleasure of working with during the past few years and if elected she will without a doubt bring a much needed breath of fresh air to the GA State House."
Kitchen Table Patriots
I want to be the next State House Representative for District 16 because I believe in this district. I believe in the people and the values they believe and live by. This district is not about a person. It is about the community. A community of people working together to educate and make things happen. For far too long, we have lost track of what we believe in and what we stand for. I want to go to the state capital and speak for the people. Not for myself, but for the people. My experiences have taught me that educating people is the key in making things happen and listening to them and their needs is what makes change. Not a personal or legislative agenda. I am committed to making a difference in the 16th district and I believe that my experiences and accomplishments set me apart.
Community Service Accomplishments
- Five years ago I started the Parkinson's Walk for Hope with the Georgia Parkinson's Association to inspire others who are dealing with this disease to have hope in difficult times. This walk has raised over $125,000 and has been recognized by the national Parkinson's foundation as one of the most successful walks in our nation. Getting involved locally was so encouraging. I saw the spirit of our local community and people helping people. I learned that empowering people can make a difference.
- I am on the Strategic Planning Committee for the Development Authority. This committee is actively developing ways to create jobs and creating ways to encourage others to come into our community and prosper. We are also looking at incentives and other initiatives to support existing businesses and attract future businesses.
- As a member of many local boards, I am committed to helping this community spotlight its strengths and encourage its growth. Through our charitable and local organizations, we can make a huge impact economically in this district.
- I have worked with lawmakers on legislation on a State and National level for the past 3 years. This legislation includes working on healthcare legislation and legislation for those suffering with Parkinson's disease as well as working to stop and prevent nationalized healthcare from coming into law. I have also worked on countless pieces of legislation that range from illegal immigration to cut cap and balance.
- I have worked with individuals in our district, across the state of Georgia, and across the nation in doing town halls to educate the American people on the repercussions of national healthcare and its consequences.
- I have talked about what it is to be a conservative, what that means, and why it is important.
- I have traveled on bus tours with the Spending Revolt Tour, Arizona Immigration, and Tea Party Express Tours.
- I have worked with 60 Plus which is a senior organization leading the charge in protecting seniors and finding alternatives to help them with their health care and protecting them from government run healthcare.
- I have worked with the Doctor Patient Medical Association as their co-chair of the Patient Power Project in educating doctors and patients on their healthcare.
- I worked in the summer of 2010 to help stop the nomination of Elena Kagan as the Supreme Court justice.
- I am the co founder of American Grassroots Coalition, an organization that is committed to educating Americans on a local, state, and national level.
- I have spoken at many events across the country which include 912 March on DC, 60Plus 50th Anniversary Celebration, and countless others concerning the three core principles of fiscal responsibility, limited government, and free markets.
At present here are some of the organizations I am involved in and hold offices in:
President of the Cedartown Exchange Club
Member of the Polk Strategic Planning Committee on Economic Development
Co-Chair of the Patient Power Project for DPMA (Doctor Patient Medical Association)
Board Member of the Georgia Parkinson’s Association
Board Member of Northwest GA Parkinson’s Association
Development Director for the Northwest GA Parkinson's Association
Board Member of Our House Battered Women's Shelter
Board Member of Community Share
Co-Founder of American Grassroots Coalition
Previous leadership roles include:
2011 First Vice Chair of the Republican Party
Board Member of the Cedartown Little League
National Town Hall Coordinator
In 2009, I received the Shining Scalpel Award from the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. The Shining Scalpel award has not been given to a non-physician in over 60 years. I was very proud to have been recognized. It was given in honor of my work in protecting the art of medicine. What an honor! I was humbled to have been chosen from among thousands of people across the country.
I am humbled by the support I have received so far in this campaign. Thank you for your support, and I look forward to serving you in the Georgia House of Representatives and the 16th District.