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September 27, 2021

Congresswoman Bourdeaux Announces New District Director

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux announced that Thomaesa Bailey will be the new District Director serving in her Lawrenceville office. 

Thomaesa Bailey, an Eatonton, Georgia native, previously served as Congresswoman Bourdeaux’s Legislative Counsel in Washington, DC. Prior to joining the Congresswoman’s team, Thomaesa worked as a Governmental Relations Associate with the Georgia Municipal Association on community development and transportation policy.

“Thomaesa has been an invaluable member of my team. I am so grateful to have had her by my side these past months where she was the lead staffer on a number of key issues including infrastructure, voting rights, and education,” said Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux. “As my team and I continue to advocate for the diverse communities of Georgia’s 7th district, I can think of no one better to ensure we are meeting the needs of the hard-working families I represent.”

Thomaesa Bailey has a long history of serving Georgians. Bailey served as a law clerk with the policy team at Troutman Sanders Strategies, the governmental relations arm of the law firm Troutman Sanders (now Troutman Pepper). Thomaesa has also done public policy work for the Multi-Agency Alliance for Children and the Southern Center for Human Rights.

Bailey received her law degree, summa cum laude, from the Georgia State University College of Law, and holds a master’s degree in social work and a master’s degree in public administration from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at GSU, where she was a student of Congresswoman Bourdeaux. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology, summa cum laude, from Mercer University.

Thomaesa can be reached at


Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia, and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, and economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure. 

Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford