A new hope for Georgia Senate District 45

Donate

Meet Lindsey Acciarito,
a new hope for Georgia’s 45th

I was born and raised in Midtown Atlanta. My parents divorced when I was young so I primarily lived with my mother and younger sister. My mom loved sharing artistic and cultural experiences with us so we spent a lot of time at places like the High Museum, the Alliance Theatre, and the Botanical Gardens. It was mom who inspired an early love of serving my community and volunteering as we accompanied her to deliver meals to home bound people living with HIV and AIDS. I will always be grateful for her example of servant leadership.

I graduated with high honors from Georgia Tech in 2000 with a degree in International Affairs. I originally thought I’d be a CIA agent but instead found my calling when I joined Omega Phi Alpha National Service Sorority, ultimately serving as President of the chapter. Volunteering at a wide variety of organizations with my sisters really developed my love of helping others. I later earned a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Organizations from the University of Georgia.

Because of my mother’s example and my experiences in college, I’ve navigated a career that has allowed me to put service first. I spent 6 years at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, where I worked with truly inspirational men and women who were dedicated to helping children and their families. I then moved to Camp Sunshine where I had the opportunity to serve Georgia’s children with cancer and their families. At both of these organizations, I was able to fulfill my desire to give back and was incredibly inspired by the wonderful people who work and volunteer with each.

Since 2015, I’ve been working at a nonprofit veteran service organization and am currently a Communications Manager. Our mission is to help military veterans and spouses find great jobs. This country owes so much to veterans and military spouses; I am grateful to have the opportunity to play a small part in supporting them.

I moved to Norcross in 2006 and have never looked back! Living in Gwinnett County and being surrounded by so many different people and cultures is important to me. I began acting and volunteering at the Lionheart Theatre Company, attending city council meetings, joined a park planning committee and even worked as a monster at Netherworld Haunted House! Ironically, while acting at Netherworld, I met my now-husband, Nick, who was (and still is) a firefighter. His skill, confidence, and desire to serve were all so impressive to me – and they still are. 

In 2013, Nick and I were married and the following year we moved to Lawrenceville and welcomed our daughter into our family. Our daughter is now 4, starts Pre-K this fall, and enjoys dancing, gymnastics, and making up stories with her toys. That kid is a total joy to be around! We also have two dogs, both rescues, and a guinea pig named Minnie.

 My life is in Gwinnett County. I have friends and family here; this is where I am choosing to raise my daughter. I want the best for her – and for every child in our area – and that’s why I am running for Georgia Senate District 45.