small business owner Loretta Lepore announced that she formally filed
the requisite paperwork to run for Georgia’s 54th House District seat to replace Representative Edward Lindsey.
“After much thought and discussion with my family and friends, I am excited to announce my candidacy for the Georgia House of Representative,” Lepore said in a release. “I am encouraged by the support we have already received from so many throughout our community, people who agree with me that we must elect those who have a true desire to serve our community and who can bring practical business experience to the State House.”
currently runs a communications firm in Atlanta, and she has advised Fortune 500 clients, entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations. She
began her career as a reporter and anchor for WJTC-TV in Pensacola, FL. She went on to join CNN in 1992 and anchored broadcasts on CNN
Headline News for six years. She has covered international
news events for multiple CNN networks and earned a national news Emmy
for her role in the network’s coverage of the 1996 Olympic Park Bombing.
In a release, she described herself as a "Republican activist," and she is a member of the Fulton County Republican Party, the Georgia Republican Foundation.
Lepore earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia. She and her husband, Earl, live in Buckhead where they raise their two sons. Her family attends Northside United Methodist Church in Atlanta, where she and Earl have served as Sunday school teachers.