A Johns Creek resident who has worked behind the scenes on political campaigns now wants her chance in the spotlight.
Esther Weathers has announced her bid to run for the Post 6 seat on the Johns Creek City Council. Weathers said she's running "on a platform of transparent government and good stewardship of the city's finances."
The seat was vacated when former City Council member Bev Miller resigned to run for the office of mayor in 2013.
Weathers added that "each dollar spent by the city of Johns Creek comes from local taxpayers and should be managed conservatively," adding she will oppose and vote against any tax increase.
“As an active resident of Johns Creek, I want to give back to the community that affords my family the opportunity to live in such an amazing city,” she said. “This place we live and call home is one of the fastest growing, thriving and beautiful communities in all of Georgia. If I am given the honor to serve on the City Council I will never forget that my job is to serve the residents of Johns Creek above all else."
A graduate of Brenau University, Weathers has served as the chair of the Georgia Association of College Republicans. She also was elected as treasurer of the College Republican National Committee, which she said had an annual budget of $2 million.
Weathers has worked on numerous political campaigns, serving in capacities such as campaign manager and finance directors.
She also worked four years as director of business development with an Atlanta-based technology firm. She later worked with several technology-oriented companies before she embarked on her own fundraising consulting businesses that caters to nonprofit organizations and campaigns.
Weathers and her husband Seth have one son.