(Ted S.) Sylvester, Georgia; former Capitol Hill staffer for three moderate Democrats.
She’s an independent thinker and admits she does lean conservative. Has the unique ability to bring diverse groups of people together and find common bonds. No matter if you’re a conservative, liberal, moderate, entrepreneur, entertainer, politician, business or community leader –
Was the first African-American woman to run for Mayor of Augusta, Ga in 2005. She placed third (just 2 percentage points from the second place candidate), garnering 23% (8,149 votes) of the vote with a campaign war chest of less than $25,000.
Less than 90 days later, she jumped back in the political fray by running as an Independent (the first ever in Richmond County, Ga.) for the Georgia House of Representatives District 120. Running against a two-term Democrat in a highly Democratic district, she captured 33% (3,262 votes), which, according to political experts, was exceptional. HBA gained national attention when she ran as an Independent, walked the district with a team of people to obtain the required signatures to get her name on the ballot, and was the only Independent candidate in the State of Georgia for 2006 General Election whose name appeared on the ballot.