Burnaman for GA HD 20       P O Box 1893     Woodstock, GA  30188
 I am only ONE of the candidates running for state House & Senate seats in Cherokee Co. 
To see the others, click this link www.cherokeedemocrats.com/candidates

Put a life-long GA Educator in the GA Legislature!

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HI!  My name is Lillian Faye Burnaman and I am running against Michael Caldwell (a Republican) to represent YOU and all of the other citizens of Georgia House District 20, which was revised in 2012. (See the new map here )

I am currently a retired public school teacher in Cherokee County who loves teaching, so I'm now a substitute teacher.  I have lived near Lake Allatoona since 1988.  My husband of over 40 years and I raised our two children here, sending them to Boston Elementary, Booth Middle, and Etowah High School.  After our daughter's graduation from high school, I taught at Etowah for several years, then on to River Ridge.

Cherokee is a great county with great schools, good and decent people, and lots of wonderful natural resources for us to use and enjoy.  It's not the Garden of Eden, though, and some things could be improved.  I'd like your ideas, comments, and complaints.  In order to grow into the 21st century, we need "to see beyond what we can see" as Dr Ben Carson's mom often told him.  We need fresh ideas and people willing to work together to improve Cherokee County and Georgia.

I believe in an ethical government that fosters job creation, quality public education for all, and responsible taxation.  If you feel the same way, please join me in my campaign.  I need your vote, your help, and if you can afford it, your money.  Please see the "Contact Me" link for more info on getting in touch with me and the "Contribute" link if you would like to support my campaign financially.

I am not a career politician - I'm a classroom teacher who thinks that if we want a better education system in all of Georgia, it would probably be a big help if people making the laws actually KNEW something about educating children!  With over 30 years (and counting) of classroom experience, and being a third-generation educator, I think I am more than qualified in this area.

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Politicians are like diapers; They need to be changed often and for the same reason. - Mark Twain

"Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what You can do for your country!"  J F Kennedy

"I am not a member of any organized political party - I am a Democrat" - Will Rogers

God hasn't given us a spirit of fear, but of love, power, and a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7

We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American Eagle in order to feather their own nests. FDR

Our Founding Fathers wrote . . .

"I am... against all violations of the Constitution to silence by force and not by reason the complaints or criticisms, just or unjust, of our citizens against the conduct of their agents."  - Thomas Jefferson, 1799.


"The greatest good we can do our country is to heal its party divisions and make them one people." -- Thomas Jefferson, 1801.


"A popular Government, without proper information or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy or perhaps both.  Knowledge will forever govern ignorance.  And a people who mean to be their own Governors must arm themselves with the power with only knowledge gives."  - James Madison, 1822


"Men, by their constitutions, are naturally divided into two parties:


  1. Those who fear and distrust the people and with to draw all power from them into the hands of the higher classes.
  2. Those who identify themselves with the people, have confidence in them, cherish and consider them as the most honest and safe, although not the most wise depository of the public interests.   In every country these two parties exist, and in every one where they are free to think, speak, and write, they will declare themselves."   - Thomas Jefferson, 1824


It has been said that all Government is an evil. It would be more proper to say that the necessity of any Government is a misfortune. This necessity however exists; and the problem to be solved is, not what form of Government is perfect, but which of the forms is least imperfect."  -  James Madison, 1833