Paulette In the Georgia Legislature
In 2010, against long odds, Paulette unseated an incumbent in the Georgia House of Representatives and has served House District 19 since then.
In 2014, Paulette led the passage of H.B. 794, the Compact for America Balanced Budget Amendment with the help of fellow legislator Andy Welch, The Goldwater Institute, the Compact for America and the head of the Tea Party in Georgia.
Paulette has been a strong supporter of the successful effort to cut Georgia income taxes for the first time since 1934. She helped cut the top state income tax rate from 6% to 5.5% and to double the standard deduction for all Georgians.
Paulette is proud to support full funding of Georgia’s Quality Basic Education formula — the first time QBE has been fully funded since its inception in 1984. The QBE addresses funding inequalities and means an additional $3m dedicated to Paulding County Schools, which in turn means more teachers and better pay for them.
Securing funding for transportation improvements has been an important initiative for Paulette. She helped lead efforts to secure funding for the first widening of Paulding County’s Hwy. 92 in 30 plus years, for the widening of Macland Road, and for the bridge improvements underway on 381. The Third Army Road Interchange is also moving forward
Paulette In the Community and at Home
Paulette is a businesswoman. She launched a successful marketing company in 1988 at the age of 21, a time when there weren’t many women-owned businesses. She grew the company into a multi-million-dollar business, creating hundreds of jobs in her local community.
In 2000, Paulette was elected to the Board of Education in her local community and served until 2008.
In 2006, Paulette launched a successful community magazine to highlight businesses and events in her local community while continuing to run her marketing company.
Paulette is a graduate of the 2005 Leadership Cobb program and a 2011 graduate of the Leadership Paulding program.
Paulette has served in board positions for the American Marketing Association Atlanta chapter and the Atlanta Direct Marketing Association. She received a Distinguished Sales & Marketing Executive award in 1997 from the Sales & Marketing Executives Association.
She has been written about in several books, was featured on ABC’s 20/20 and has been featured in magazines and newspapers for her success in business as a young female entrepreneur.
Paulette is the mother of three grown children. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Communication from Kennesaw State University.