- I will represent YOU, the constituents of our District, whether you vote for me or not, whether you donate to my campaign or not.
- As I represent the needs and priorities of our District as your elected US Representative, I will also be mindful of our state, our nation, and our world.
- I will listen to you, and ask questions to better understand your needs, priorities, and concerns.
- If I don’t know the answer to your question off the top of my head, I will research the answer and respond to you at my first opportunity.
COMMITTEE TO ELECT KAREN HAMILTON JUDGE
Primary Campaign VolunteerApril – June 1990
REPRESENTATIVE LEON PANETTA D-CA (16TH DISTRICT)
DC Office Legislative InternJanuary – May 1991
Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA
Bachelor of Arts – Honors Government / French Dual MajorsMay 1993
Some folks, “Put their money where their mouth is!”
Not only do I do that, I also put my time, my efforts, AND my children where my mouth is!
For that reason, over the last several years, I have focused my volunteer time and effort in my children’s Title I public schools, which have high percentages of children from low-income families. My experience has been that schools benefit from active parental involvement, but I recognize that not all working parents have the flexibility my employer has provided me, to be able to volunteer during school hours. So, I make the commitment each year to support our local public schools by serving on the PTA and working with other nonprofit organizations that serve our student body.
It was through my children’s classmates that I became aware of the number of Gwinnett County students living precariously in Extended Stay motels. I have since become an advocate for protecting these residents from homelessness. I am now working with a variety of local nonprofits who serve to prevent and remedy homelessness in our community.
GWINNETT COUNTY HOMELESSNESS CONTINUUM OF CARE
AdvocateDecember 2016 – Present
NORCROSS HOTELS/MOTELS/EXTENDED STAYS ORDINANCE REPEAL
AdvocateDecember 2016 – March 2017
SUMMEROUR MIDDLE SCHOOL PTA
Secretary2016 – 2017
Secretary2015 – 2016
GARDENS FOR GROWING COMMUNITIES
Winning Grant Writer2015 – 2016
NORCROSS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTA
Vice-President2014 – 2015
Co-President2013 – 2014
Vice-President2012 – 2013
President2011 – 2012
I’ve spent my career in managed healthcare and related software industries, as an independent contributor managing complex projects with diverse teams, to deliver services and deliverables within strict time and budget constraints. My 20+ years of experience, in a variety of for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare organizations, has allowed me to develop an appreciation for the complexity of the healthcare economy and the need to balance the health and well-being of Americans with our nation’s financial interests.
I bring to the US House of Representatives an understanding that Congress functions best when its Members ask the right questions, listen with an open mind to all the answers given, and then work collaboratively to address the nation’s issues. No single Member of Congress is the boss, it is a team of 435 Individual Contributors in the House and 100 in the Senate. Each Member must be willing to learn the details of proposed legislation before voting on any bill or amendment. I’ve managed DC lobbyists and know that theirs are not the only voices that must be heard to develop effective legislation. I’ve written policies and procedures, and worked within organizations to see the outcome of such policy development, and am committed to the same depth of preparation in the House.
Listed below are the American companies I’ve worked for throughout my career. I bring to Congress a connection to many facets of our economy, as my former employers represent a cross-section of the US economy, from start-ups to multi-million dollar companies, nonprofits to family farms.
PAID IN AMERICA, INC.
Founder and CEONovember 2014 – Present
Envisioned, designed and built a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to promote American employers that pay a living wage, by permitting use of the PiA trademark to living-wage paying employers and providing free access to a searchable database of such employers via website or app for American consumers and job-seekers.
NON-PROFIT HEALTHCARE COMPANY – PROGRAM OFFICE, BASED IN GEORGIA REGION
Business Process Consultant, Risk Management Shared ServiceJanuary 2015 – Present
Consultant, Sales Operations, Georgia RegionJune 2009 – December 2014
General Manager (PART-TIME)October 2007 – September 2008
VIRGINIA MASON MEDICAL CENTER
Clinical Analyst/Systems Application Programmer IIIMay 2003 – November 2005
LYNX MEDICAL SYSTEMS
Client Implementation ManagerFebruary 2002 – January 2003
UNITED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CORP.
Business ConsultantSeptember – December 2001
INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE PARTNERS
Senior Account Manager2000 – July 2001
Senior Project Manager1999 – 2000
Project Manager1997 – 1999
MERIT BEHAVIORAL CARE CORP.
Manager of Government Affairs1996 – August 1997
Research Analyst (Government Affairs/State & Fed. Govt. Markets)1995 – 1996
Administrative Assistant (Marketing)May 1994 – 1995
Executive Administrative Assistant Long-term temp.October 1993 – March 1994
TEAM XEROX – PRECISION COPY SYSTEMS
Document Systems Sales SpecialistJuly 1993 – October 1993
In-home NannyMay 1993 – July 1993
CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE – OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF STUDENTS
Head Student AssistantAugust 1992 – May 1993
Assistant to the Dean of StudentsSeptember 1989 – May 1992
LAW OFFICES OF KAREN J. HAMILTON
Legal Secretary/Office ManagerFull/part time 1987 – 1992
HousekeeperSeptember 1988 – July 1989
Office Clerk/Travel AssistantPart time October 1985 – May 1988
SWANSON FAMILY APRICOT ORCHARDS
Farm LaborerSummer 1986