Susan “Suzi” Voyles, is a longtime resident of the city of Sandy Springs, Georgia and was involved in its move for independence from the city of Atlanta and Fulton County.
A chance meeting in high school with then Governor Ronald Reagan turned into an opportunity to work on his staff. He was instrumental in helping her form ideas of her own on foreign policy and finance, including what is the government’s proper role in both. He also helped her form a style of leadership that incorporates educating others toward new points of view to make discussions more productive.
Suzi serves as the State Director in Georgia and a member of the Board of Directors for Maggie’s List, a Federal PAC that supports women candidates who believe in less government, fiscal conservatism and strong national security. She is a Past-President of the Georgia Federation of Republican Women, and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Federation of Republican Women and serves on its Legislative, Membership and Fundraising Committees. She previously worked on the campaign efforts of Tom Price, Johnny Isakson, David Perdue and was the Georgia Chairman of Women for Sonny (Perdue).
Suzi has been a long-time classroom teacher throughout Fulton County. She helped to establish the Talented and Gifted program for the county, but she has a special place in her heart for teaching third grade and Georgia History. She is often called upon by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to write editorials on Conservative Women in politics. Since 2014, Suzi has been serving as the Executive Director of the Fulton County Republican Party. For nearly 20 years, she has served as a Poll Manager for the Fulton County Board of Elections. In her spare time, she relaxes by playing the piano, working in her garden, reading United States History, Georgia History and American Literature. She is also actively involved in judging forensic tournaments for home-educated students from the southeast.
Suzi and her husband, Jim, have three daughters, a son-in-law and a young granddaughter. They are members of Mount Vernon Baptist Church and she teaches Sunday School to residents at Mount Vernon Towers. She also enjoys singing in the church choir and playing handbells. After their youngest daughter had her open-heart surgery, Suzi became very active in promoting awareness for children and adults with Congenital Heart Defects including becoming a major driving force behind federal and state legislation. This has led to better sports screenings with 2D echocardiograms to lessen sudden cardiac death among student athletes. She served on the Southeastern Advocacy Board for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Suzi is currently associated with the Georgia Home School Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, and P.E.O*. More than once, Suzi has been listed in Who’s Who Among American Women. The Voyles have two Cocker Spaniels, a Chocolate Lab and a rescue cat.
Suzi Voyles graduated from the College of Idaho and completed her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Southern California.
*(P.E.O. is an organization that helps to provide young women with necessary funds to attend college).