In a Friday press release, Smyrna Ward 3 City Councilmember Maryline Blackburn announced that she will seek re-election in the 2019 city elections, to be held on November 5.
“I deeply appreciate the trust that the Ward 3 citizens have placed in me,” Blackburn said in the press release. “I am running for re-election because I care about the issues that impact the daily lives of Ward 3 residents.”
Blackburn was the first African-American ever elected to the Smyrna City Council since it was incorporated in 1872.
“Roughly fifty percent of Smyrna’s population are people of color and they now have a seat at the table, too. This is something every resident of Smyrna can be proud of.” she said.
“Because I care, I am committed to working for a better future for Smyrna. We have accomplished so much in the last 19 months, making progress on a number of issues. But there is a great deal more that we can and will do, continuing forward together,” Blackburn said in the press release. “In the coming months, I will continue soliciting feedback from the residents of Ward 3 as I lay out our agenda for a full term representing them on Smyrna City Council.”
Blackburn’s biographical information in the press release states:
A nineteen year Smyrna resident, Ms. Blackburn is a two time Grammy Ballot nominee artist and chief executive of a philanthropic organization. The proud daughter of a military veteran, she has traveled to entertain troops all over the world with the USO & Department of Defense. Blackburn served on numerous committees for the city prior to her election to Smyrna City Council. The Ward 3 seat was previously held by Teri Anulewicz, who vacated the position to seek state office and now represents District 42 in the Georgia House of Representatives.
More information about Smyrna City Councilmember Maryline Blackburn and her election campaign can be found by visiting www.votemarylineblackburn.com