Dr. Michelle Au will help usher Georgia into a more prosperous future where we all have the opportunity to thrive.
— Stacey Abrams
Founder of Fair Fight
She’s on the front lines of the pandemic.
And running for office.
Michelle Au could become the first Asian American woman to serve as a state senator in Georgia.
A local Georgia race that hasn’t attracted much attention could make history if Michelle Au becomes the first Asian American woman to serve as a senator in the state’s legislature.
On Tuesday, Au, a 41-year old Chinese American anesthesiologist in the northern suburbs of Atlanta, won her district’s Democratic primary against 53-year-old Bangladeshi American health care entrepreneur Josh Uddin.
Technically, the state was still counting ballots on Thursday, but local media, including the Atlanta Journal Constitution, called the race for Au with 77 percent of the votes to Uddin’s 23 percent after a chaotic primary voting day that foreshadows potential problems with November’s general election.
“They’ve called the race and we feel good about where it is,” Au said.
Dr. Michelle Au has proven to be a leader in times of crisis. She’s already on the frontline fighting for us during this pandemic — imagine what she can do for us in the State Senate. She’s exactly the voice we need to advocate for Georgia families.
— Rep. Bee Nguyen
Georgia House District 89
The Thing with Feathers
By Michelle Au ’99
Endnote, Spring 2020
Last spring my family found a bird’s nest in our garage. We noticed it by chance, high on a shelf 10 feet up, a packed swirl of twigs and pine straw about the size and shape of a catcher’s mitt. One of my kids had broken a window in our garage months before (to this day, both the projectile and culprit remain at large) and it must have been through this breach that the bird gained access. It was unclear how long the nest had been there—for all I knew, it could have been months and I’d just never noticed it. We have a way of walking right past things we don’t expect to see.
Though she was rarely sighted, we were further surprised one day to find our mysterious tenant had delivered a clutch of five Instagram-worthy speckled eggs. We cooed and marveled over this development, but when nothing happened after a few weeks, we figured the eggs had either been abandoned, or else were duds.
Make no mistake – Dr. Michelle Au is the real deal! In a society often shaped by fake news and sensational myths, Michelle has a knack for balancing hard facts with quick-witted common sense. Georgia needs a Senator who can be trusted with the truth — Michelle is Authentic!
— Rep. El-Mahdi Holly
Georgia House District 111
It is my honor and privilege to endorse Dr. Michelle Au for Georgia Senate District 48. Michelle has the experience and character to lead us through these unprecedented times. As a doctor, mom, and a daughter of immigrants, I know Michelle will do all she can to protect the American Dream for the next generation and serve everyone who calls Senate District 48 home. I look forward to doing all I can to support her campaign, and I am excited to work with her to build a better and stronger Georgia.
— Rep. Sam Park
Georgia House District 101
In one of the most difficult periods that we have faced as a state and country, Michelle Au has proven that she is exactly the right person for State Senate at exactly the right time. As a physician, her willingness, day in and day out, to save the lives of Georgians affected by the coronavirus, by putting her own health and safety on the line, is a testament to her character and heart. I am honored to endorse her.
— Senator Jen Jordan
Georgia Senate District 6
I am honored to endorse Dr. Michelle Au to be the Democratic nominee for State Senate District 48 in Gwinnett and Fulton counties. No other candidate for this seat is more qualified to guide Georgia through the coronavirus crisis and its aftermath than Dr. Au. Since day one of the outbreak, I have watched her fighting and reporting from the front lines with incredible grace and competence. Georgia will benefit from having Dr. Au’s leadership in the State Senate.
— Rep. Beth Moore
Georgia House District 95