“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” --Marie Curie (1867-1934) first woman awarded a Nobel Prize for her contributions to physics.
Now is the time to elect a candidate, like LaDena Bolton, that understands our district, will speak on behalf of our district and will empower District 86 to restore our vision in the right direction. Since adolescence, Dr. LaDena Bolton has maintained her commitment to serving DeKalb County through unrelenting volunteer efforts with DeKalb County educators, county commissioners, human rights organizations and her homeowners association.
Some of her most recent endeavors include being hand-selected to serve as a committee member for the re-branding of the New Peachcrest Elementary School and supporting the charter of a nonprofit organization on behalf of Chapel Hill Middle School band. LaDena also served as President of Peachcrest Homeowners Association, in which she worked with DeKalb Commissioners, community leaders and law enforcement to restore security, community involvement and beautification in commission district 3. Partnering with her husband, LaDena established the Bolton Legacy Scholarship to support students interested in restoring and sustaining underserved areas. She also advocates for social justice, criminal justice reform and education as a member of the DeKalb NAACP, DeKalb Democrats, Anointed Word Church and Sigma Gamma Rho sorority Inc.
On a global scale, Dr. Bolton has committed her life to serving our residents in her position as a Forensic Chemist. She supported the Army mission by using science to solve crimes and protect the U.S. and U.S. interests. Prior to her forensic experience, Dr. Bolton supported the Department of Energy, while interning at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and National Energy Technology Laboratory, where she conducted research to address the international issue of energy sustainability. As a result of her energy studies, Dr. Bolton was honored by ORISE as 1 of 5 outstanding MLEF researchers.
Dr. Bolton has also contributed to the fundamental impact of scientific research on health disparities and pharmaceutical development. As a Research Assistant at the Center for Functional Nanoscale Materials, at Clark Atlanta University, Bolton designed drug delivery systems. These systems were designed to improve cancer therapy outcomes. As a result, she was honored with 1st place recognition at the Emerging Researchers National Conference in 2012 and 2013. She followed that win with a top recognition at the Annual Prostate Cancer Symposium in 2013.
Moreover, Dr. Bolton was awarded fellowships by the National Institute of Health and the National Science Foundation. As a Fellow, Bolton traveled to South Africa and Puerto Rico to present the impact that her research may potentially have on cancer therapies and patient recovery. In 2014, she continued her biomedical research at Emory University, identifying technologies that showed promising implications on patient access to pharmaceuticals.
As a researcher and community advocate, Dr. LaDena Bolton has acquired the skills necessary to produce results. Dr. Bolton knows what it takes to be an effective representative because she has experience preparing policies and technical reports at the Federal level, drafted proposals to initiate new research and community initiatives, and has been acknowledged nationally and internationally for her contributions. She has published articles and contributed to our most pronounced Federal issues of energy sustainability, health and national security. Dr. LaDena A Bolton is the most highly qualified candidate to represent you as State Representative for District 86.
Bold Vision. Right Direction. Progressive Leadership.