BRIDGET  THORNE

A Wife, Mom and Community Advocate

Hi!  I’m Bridget Thorne. I believe that elected officials should serve the citizens, not special interest groups or their own political ambition. I never set out to run for office, but my experiences with county governance in the past few years have convinced me that grass-roots activism is the only way to combat the problems of an entrenched bureaucracy. 

Bridget has lived in North Fulton for 27 years and is a professional software designer and active community advocate and volunteer.  She has served on several boards, including:

  • Alpharetta Parks Visionary Committee

  • Alpharetta High School Foundation Board

  • Parent Teacher Student Association (VP of Communications)

  • Young Men’s Service League, Local and National Boards

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Bridget earned her M.B.A. and B.S. Industrial Design from Georgia Tech, which she attended on a track scholarship.  She was later inducted into the Georgia Tech Athletic Hall of Fame. She co-founded the first North Fulton Track Club.

 

Growing up in Illinois, my parents taught me early about the importance of serving others. My mother, in particular, felt education was the only way to break the cycle of poverty. My mom, who is Hispanic, worked as a bilingual teacher and ran a summer program for migrant children. My siblings and I were quickly recruited to help. We watched families adapt to living in the United States by working hard so that their kids could have a better future. While life was hard, they were thankful for the opportunities they were given. They were especially satisfied their children and future generations would have the same opportunities. I am running for County Commissioner because I see these opportunities and freedoms gradually eroding away. 

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My husband Kenny and I have been married for 32 years.  We are active members of Passion City Church. We have raised our 4 children here in North Fulton.  It is a wonderful place to live and work and raise a family, and we want to preserve all of those benefits for future generations. 

Bridget has been a vocal advocate for Election Integrity.  Prior to the 2020 election she spoke to a Secretary of State Investigator about concerns while working in the central election warehouse in Fulton County.  Bridget's efforts to get those in authority to address her concerns were ignored, but her persistence led to testifying before the State Senate.  She was subsequently fired as a whistleblower, but she has not given up.  Bridget is involved in many grassroots election integrity groups and leads training for the Election Integrity Project for Georgia.