What I’ve Learned: Cathy Woolard, Chairperson of the Fulton County Board of registration and elections
Cathy Woolard has served in the Peace Corps and on the Atlanta City Council. She has run for mayor and faced the demons and dragons that come with a 40-year career in politics, but nothing could have prepared the 64-year-old politician for her latest job.
Woolard has recently been tasked with repairing the reputation of Georgia’s largest elections operation to prevent a state takeover. All while finding a new director.
Six weeks into her appointment as chair of the Fulton County Registration and Elections Board, she is inundated with board meetings, special-called meetings, emails, and, of course, elections. And an upcoming runoff.