Help me become your voice for House District 86

Help me become your voice for House District 86

Let's do this together

I am committed to giving this campaign my all, but I cannot do this alone. Join me on this journey for a better and stronger Georgia by contributing today.

Why I Love District 86

I am a long-time resident of District 86 in DeKalb County. My husband and I are the proud parents of four children. Our oldest two attended DeKalb public schools since elementary school and are now graduates of Lakeside High School. They both attend college in Georgia. At home, I still have a fourth grader and a preschooler. In addition, I am a small business owner with a successful immigration law practice in DeKalb County. By raising my family in District 86 for the past twelve years and having my law office in DeKalb for the last five years, I am not only deeply rooted in this community, but also invested in our continuing prosperity.

Why I am running

Tough times require strong leadership. As an immigration attorney, I know how to fight for the underrepresented and most vulnerable residents in our State. Like you, I recognize that this is not the time to sit on the sidelines or grow complacent. We work hard to secure a better future for our families and community. Our elected officials should reflect this sense of urgency. This conviction informs my decision to run for office. I am asking you to trust me with your vote and elect me to be your voice for House District 86 at the Georgia State Capitol.

How you can make a difference

I cannot do this without you. Whether you want to knock on doors, host a meet and greet, or showcase a yard sign, every little bit of effort is appreciated! Get involved by clicking the button below. I look forward to working together to make the State of Georgia better and stronger.

Meet Zulma

My name is Zulma Lopez and I am running to represent Georgia House District 86. I am an immigration attorney with a successful law office in DeKalb County. My clients come from all walks of life, including single parents, married couples, military servicemen and servicewomen, and LGBTQ loving spouses. It is no coincidence that I was drawn to representing diverse families and working hard to achieve great results on their behalf, because I too experienced hardship while growing up in Puerto Rico. 

In the mid-1990s, my youngest sister was diagnosed with cancer. My mother, who worked as an accountant for an American company, and my step-father, a truck driver, soon moved to Boston seeking the best possible treatment. Armed with faith and health insurance, they left everything they knew, including good jobs and a home, to try their best to adapt to their new reality of living with a very sick child in an unknown city. As a result, I grew up fully understanding the importance of being able to obtain affordable health insurance. I will fight to make sure families have a chance of overcoming life’s unexpected struggles. 

Back in Puerto Rico, my father and step-mother owned a bakery in our small town. They inspired my entrepreneurial spirit while teaching me that success is earned through hard work and a willingness to get the job done. In fact, my very first job was working as the cashier and taking trays of freshly baked bread out of an industrial size oven. When I was about to graduate from high school, my father lost his small business and became unemployed. My only affordable option was to attend the local community college. This is why I will strongly advocate to ensure that every resident in our district has the same opportunity I did to pursue a college education regardless of their financial means.  

By working part-time jobs, I was fortunate to be able to transfer to the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan at the end of my first two years of college. I then earned  my bachelor’s degree, and ultimately obtained my law degree in 2003. For these accomplishments, I credit my parents for having instilled in me their sense of resilience and perseverance, traits I carry with me still. 

The lessons I learned growing up  frame everything I do, including my  decision to run for office. Tough times require strong leadership. Trust me with your vote and let me be your voice at the Georgia State Capitol.

My name is Zulma Lopez and I am running to represent Georgia House District 86. I am an immigration attorney with a successful law office in DeKalb County. My clients come from all walks of life, including single parents, married couples, military servicemen and servicewomen, and LGBTQ loving spouses. It is no coincidence that I was drawn to representing diverse families and working hard to achieve great results on their behalf, because I too experienced hardship while growing up in Puerto Rico. 

In the mid-1990s, my youngest sister was diagnosed with cancer. My mother, who worked as an accountant for an American company, and my step-father, a truck driver, soon moved to Boston seeking the best possible treatment. Armed with faith and health insurance, they left everything they knew, including good jobs and a home, to try their best to adapt to their new reality of living with a very sick child in an unknown city. As a result, I grew up fully understanding the importance of being able to obtain affordable health insurance. I will fight to make sure families have a chance of overcoming life’s unexpected struggles. 

Back in Puerto Rico, my father and step-mother owned a bakery in our small town. They inspired my entrepreneurial spirit while teaching me that success is earned through hard work and a willingness to get the job done. In fact, my very first job was working as the cashier and taking trays of freshly baked bread out of an industrial size oven. When I was about to graduate from high school, my father lost his small business and became unemployed. My only affordable option was to attend the local community college. This is why I will strongly advocate to ensure that every resident in our district has the same opportunity I did to pursue a college education regardless of their financial means.  

By working part-time jobs, I was fortunate to be able to transfer to the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan at the end of my first two years of college. I then earned  my bachelor’s degree, and ultimately obtained my law degree in 2003. For these accomplishments, I credit my parents for having instilled in me their sense of resilience and perseverance, traits I carry with me still. 

The lessons I learned growing up  frame everything I do, including my  decision to run for office. Tough times require strong leadership. Trust me with your vote and let me be your voice at the Georgia State Capitol.

Qualifications

12 years resident of DeKalb County and District 86.

Small business owner with a law office in DeKalb County for the past 5 years.

Mother of four, two who attended DeKalb public schools since elementary school, graduated from Lakeside High School, and are now college students in Georgia.

Attorney licensed to practice in the State of Georgia and Puerto Rico.