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February 1, 2022


Conservative educator and mental health reform advocate, Nora Lott Haynes, announced today that she will run for the Senate District 3 seat currently held by Sheila McNeill. Senator McNeill announced last week that she will not seek re-election. District 3 includes Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, McIntosh and part of Ware Counties. 

“I am excited to announce my campaign for State Senate,” said Haynes. “I truly love Southeast Georgia, its people, and our shared conservative values. I am running because Senate District 3 deserves the very best – a strong conservative leader that will fight like hell to protect our values and preserve our way of life.

“I am no stranger to politics and I have fought relentlessly for those who need a voice. As an educator, I taught students with physical and mental disabilities and worked with the Georgia Department of Education to improve special education programs throughout our state. As the mother of an adult child who suffers from severe mental illness, I have devoted my life fighting for reform of Georgia’s broken mental health system. I have spent countless hours helping other families like mine find the resources and help they need to provide for their loved ones.

“Now more than ever, we need a proven fighter at the State Capitol to deliver for the people of Senate District 3. I am ready to take my passion for Southeast Georgia to the Legislature in order to implement reforms to our mental health system and to stop the radical left dead in their tracks. We are in the fight of our lives against those who want to force their radical ideologies on our children, silence conservatives, defund the police, take our guns, and make it easier to cheat in our elections. I will NOT let it stand. I’ll fight tooth and nail to protect our values, grow opportunity here at home, preserve our quality of life, and secure a strong future.  I look forward to working hard to earn the trust and support of the people of this district. With your vote, I will serve as an unapologetic conservative fighter you can trust.” 

About Nora Lott Haynes   

Nora Lott Haynes is a proud product of Senate District 3. Born and raised in Ware County, Nora’s family has deep roots across the district that spans generations. 

An educator, Nora began her career in Ware County Schools where she worked as a Special Education teacher, an administrator, and a researcher where she oversaw several research projects. She later went on to the Georgia Department of Education where she worked as the Reading First Special Education Specialist. 

As the mother to an adult child with serious mental illness, Nora has been a tireless advocate, researcher, and leader for mental health reform in Georgia. Along with former GBI director Vernon Keenan, she helped found the Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program. She served as President of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Georgia, served as chair of public policy – and was the Director of the Opening Doors to Recovery, a mental health research project which is now evidence based. She was appointed by Governor Brian Kemp in 2019 to serve on the Georgia Behavioral Health Reform and Innovation Commission. An accomplished researcher, Nora has been published in numerous publications. 

Nora received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Orthopedically Handicapped from the University of Georgia, a Masters degree in Behavioral Disorders, and an Education Specialist Degree in Leadership from Valdosta State University. 

Nora is the mother of two children, Joey and Camie, a son-in-law Charles Russo, and has one grandson, Costa. She and her husband, Greg reside on Saint Simons Island.

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