Shea Roberts, a Democrat, has announced a campaign to again run in state House District 52, currently held by Rep. Deborah Silcox’s (R-Sandy Springs).
Roberts’ candidacy could set up a rematch of the 2018 race, when Silcox held onto her seat as many other local Republicans lost to Democratic challengers. Silcox said in an email she plans to run for re-election.
“I do plan to run again and am prepared to take on any challenger,” she said.
Roberts, a Sandy Springs attorney, said she is running because “our elected officials have failed to represent our interests.”
“Last year, I ran to represent you because I felt that our leaders no longer reflected the values of our community — values like fairness, equality, and opportunity,” she said on her campaign website. “Unfortunately, that hasn’t changed.”
Silcox was elected to the seat, which represents most of Sandy Springs and part of Buckhead, in 2016.
This article has been updated with comment from Rep. Deborah Silcox.