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April D. McDonald, is a caring leader with a can-do attitude, and a heart of service to others. 

From her humble beginnings, to obtaining a JD, serving as a mediator, and now seeking public office, April has shown her dedication to lead through public service.  Some examples of her leadership include, serving as president of student government for Georgia State University, leading classmates as their physical trainer, teaching a nutritional course, and pushing and eventually convincing school officials to offer healthier food choices to students, which the student body still benefit from today.

April's interest in public policy led her to public sector roles with the Georgia State Senate, the Association County Commissioners of Georgia; and later, a brief stint with U.S. Congress as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs.  Upon graduating from the University of Georgia, she became a realtor who still maintains an active license.  After a few years building her real estate brand, she realized her undying passion for public policy, which is what ignited her pursuit of a law degree.  While being trained as a lawyer, she actively engaged in a number of volunteer activities, having graduated with Pro Bono high honors distinction.  Some of her volunteer efforts include mentoring high school students in Fulton County, volunteering with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer Foundation (AVLF), an organization that provides pro bono defense to indigent citizens, and with Fulton County District Attorney office.

April’s successful pursuit of her undergraduate and law degrees demonstrate her commitment to educational development.  Her volunteer efforts traveled to Cape Town, South Africa where she studied abroad and showcased her commitment to international awareness and involvement. While in Cape Town she volunteered with an organization that helped to provide low income families, shelter, clothing and food. Her life and professional experiences has prepared her to be more than qualified for the role she seeks as an elected official. 

Since settling into Cobb County, April has continued to adhere to her goal of helping others by working with Dress for Success which works to empower women to achieve economic independence by organizing a local clothes drive where she gathers professional clothing from the Cobb County residents to provide to Dress for Success as they embark on their great mission of helping woman in need in our communities. April has been led to continue her public service mission by running for County Commissioner, District 4.  She brings a depth of maturity and insight that will serve her well not only in her personal life and professional endeavors, but more importantly in upholding the integrity and high standards that an elected official should demonstrate. As evidenced by her commitment to community service, educational pursuits, and aforementioned professional and civic activities.

As a mother, she is passionate about ensuring children are well prepared to lead our future through channels of welfare, safety, and health.  Her primary areas of focus are physical and mental health, quality schools, and economic development. 

When she is not working, she can be found in one of Cobb's parks with her family, neighborhood fairs, volunteering, or traveling.  

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