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March 12, 2014MILTON, Ga. On March 3, Meagan Biello officially qualified to run for state representative in District 22, which is made up of parts of Cherokee, Forsyth and Fulton counties.
Biello will be challenging Rep. Sam Moore in the Republican primary on May 20.
"I am excited to officially be in the race," said Biello. "I am committed to working hard to restore sanity in House District 22 and provide the people of this community with the leadership they deserve. Sam Moore has proven in his short time in the state House that he is only interested in pushing his radical agenda. It is clear that he is even willing to sacrifice the safety of our children and our community to do so. We cannot let that kind of extreme behavior stand.
"This campaign isn't about me," she said. "It is about having a leader who will do what's best for our families. We need a dependable conservative leader who will protect our families at all costs, do the right thing and provide the effective leadership needed to put our conservative principles into action. Together, we can have the type of leadership that will do what's best for our families. I ask for your vote."
Biello teaches Advanced Placement Microeconomics and Honors U.S. History at Creekview High School where she also coaches cheerleading, serves as a junior class advisor and sponsors the school spirit club. She has recently assisted the school administration and leadership team in developing a school improvement plan and also serves on the school's RTI committee. As varsity cheer coach, she was responsible for managing a budget of $24,000 annually and successfully worked to raise an additional $10,000 throughout her tenure.
Biello is also on the board of directors of the PEACH Project, an organization that integrates domestic violence awareness within the medical community. In 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control's national intimate partner and sexual violence survey, there were more than 1.1 million victims of domestic violence in Georgia alone. In that same year, 735,000 of those victims required medical care directly related to physical injury from an intimate partner. A national average of one in every three women, one in every seven men and 13 million children are victims of domestic violence in the U.S. every year.
Biello and her husband Alex have two children, Ethan and Walker. Both children attend public school and participate in athletics locally. Creating a sense of community among neighbors is important to Biello and her family. She and her family attend church at Our Lady of the Mountains in Jasper.