The City of Marietta is fortunate to have two highly qualified women running for office. The first is candidate for Council at Large, Kathy Downer. I have known Kathy for over 20 years. Kathy and her husband chose to move to Marietta. They opened a small business in the medical field. Kathy later went to Marietta Memorial Hospital to work as a nurse, all while raising four energetic children. Kathy understands the demands placed on all women. She is an honest, smart, caring, funny and positive individual.