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Benedict To Run For ReElection To Macon City Council

by Amanda Smith

Macon attorney Lauren Benedict has announced her intention to run for reelection to her Macon City Council, Ward V Post 1 seat. The primary election will be held on July 19, 2011 and June 10th was the last day to qualify to run for Macon City Council in the upcoming election.

Elected citywide to in 2007, Benedict currently serves as Vice Chair of the Community Resources Committee, Vice Chair of the General Employees Pension Board and is a member of the Employment Development & Compensation Committee, the committee she chaired from 2007 until 2009.

A member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Benedict graduated from Mercer Law School in 1997 and is a founding partner of The Boston Law Firm, LLP in Macon, where she practices exclusively in the areas of Worker's Compensation and Social Security disability law. Benedict only works for the seriously ill and injured and her clients are often the working poor; manual laborers with long, steady work histories who find themselves dealing with catastrophic illness or injury.

As an attorney living and working in Macon, Benedict has a long list of community and leadership roles in the community including involvement with Loaves and Fishes, the Junior League of Macon, as alumnae advisor to her sorority (Alpha Gamma Delta), the Georgia Children's Museum and the 2005 class of Leadership Macon. She has been featured in USA Today and other publications as part of "a new wave of female candidates".

"I am so grateful that I've had the opportunity to represent Macon for the past four years," said Benedict. "It is the only way to truly see the great things about our community as well as have the opportunity to make Macon a better place to live. I would be honored to be reelected to another term so that I can continue to build on our successes of the last four years."

 

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