Candidate Profile: Rose Wing
Candidate for State House District 37 (Cobb)
Date and Place of Birth: 1956, Marietta, Ga.
OPPONENT: State Rep. Mary France Williams
Public Service/Political Career:
Rose Wing is the Republican candidate for state House District 37 in Cobb County, which covers Marietta. She is challenging first-term incumbent Democrat Rep. Mary Frances Williams, whose defeat of Republican incumbent Sam Teasley in 2018 was part of the county’s overall shift from red to blue.
Wing is a former Cobb County assistant district attorney. After retiring, she served in leadership positions in the Cobb County Republican Party and was chair from 2015 to 2017. She has also served as president of the Georgia Federation of Republican Women and the Cobb County Republican Women's Club.
Wing was unopposed in this year’s GOP primary. She is running on a pro-business, lower taxes, pro-public safety platform. She’s received endorsements from former U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson and the advocacy group Educators First.
Wing has received backing from the Republican State Leadership Committee PAC, the Georgia House Republican Trust, and former state Rep. Sam Teasley, who lost the seat to Williams in 2018.
Wing’s campaign had raised more than $80,000 through Sept. 30.
Cash on Hand:
Wing reported having more than $42,000 on hand through the end of September. Williams’ campaign reported having more than $95,000 on hand.
Wing served 20 years as an assistant district attorney in the Cobb County judicial circuit, from 1987 to 2007. Since retiring, she has maintained a private law practice.
From 2009 to 2010, Wing served as president of the Cobb County Republican Women's Club.
She was president of the Georgia Federation of Republican Women from 2012 to 2013.
Wing is currently a board member of a Cobb County Safety Village Foundation, which advocates on behalf of the county’s Safety Village training and education efforts. She also serves on the Cobb County Historic Preservation Commission.
-Professional and Business Licenses
Wing was admitted to the Georgia State Bar in 1984. She attended Woodrow Wilson College of Law.
Financial Disclosures (Source: Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission)
Commissioner, Cobb County Preservation Commission (2013-2020)
Committee Member, Republican Party of Cobb County (2011-Present), Chair
Director, Cobb County Safety Village Foundation
Executor, Estate of Steven M. Wing, Deceased / Executor, Estate of Rose Lee Wing, Deceased
Fund Advisor Barbara Hickey Constitution Fund held by Cobb Community Foundation
Past President, Metro Marietta Kiwanis
State or Federal payments:
Personal residence, Marietta, fair market value $341,710.
Residential lot, unimproved, Marietta, fair market value $95,000.
None on file
The state ethics commission website shows Wing has an outstanding fine of $125 for late filing of her Dec. 2019 Campaign Contribution report.
Campaign Finance Reports
Wing’s campaign has so far raised more than $80,000. It raised more than $39,000 in the three-month reporting period ending Sept. 30.
Much of Wing’s backing has come from Republican candidates and committees, including the Republican State Leadership Committee PAC and former 37th District Rep. Teasley.
- $5,600 - Republican State Leadership Committee-Georgia PAC (split between two races)
- $2,800 - Ralston for Representative Committee Inc.
- $2,800 - Friends of Jon Burns
- $2,800 - Georgia House Republican Trust
- $2,500 - Kasey for a Better Georgia
- $2,000 - Friends of Jan Jones
- $2,000 - Friends of Sam Teasley
- $2,000 - Elizabeth Rhodes, Educators First, Director of Government Relations
- $1,500 - Chris Waldman/ Real Estate
- $1,000 - John Carson for GA House
Wing’s campaign has so far spent more than $37,000. Major expenses have included consulting and advertising.
Through the end of September, the campaign has spent more than $30,000 with Strategic Partners & Media on consulting, website maintenance and social media. It’s spent more than $4,500 on campaign mailers and postcards with Atlanta Business Circulators. It’s also paid fees to a Louisiana company for processing credit card donations.
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