Ginny Ehrhart serves in the Georgia House of Representatives representing District 36, which includes parts of Powder Springs, Marietta, Kennesaw, and Acworth. She has passed numerous pieces of legislation since taking office in 2019 and currently serves on the Regulated Industries and Higher Education committees, as well as the special committee on Economic Development.
Ginny was born in Georgia and has spent most of her life in Cobb County. The daughter of the late LTC and Mrs. Philip Wahlbom of west Cobb, she was raised on U.S. Army bases, eventually settling with her family in Cobb. She attended Osborne High School and graduated from Auburn University with a degree in International Trade. She has been a stay-at-home mom, home school mom, author, speaker, TV and radio host, and entrepreneur.
Ginny's company, Southern Sisters Enterprises, designs, manufactures, and markets southern-themed home accessories to thousands of retailers across the country. Ginny started Southern Sisters in 2015 in her basement with one employee. Within 3 years, she built her company into a hugely successful operation with more than 30 employees. Southern Sisters' 12,000 sq. ft. office and production facility is located in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Ginny was a frequent speaker on regional and national television and radio, writing and teaching about the art of southern cuisine and hospitality. She was a television chef and home life consultant on Family Net Television, authoring two cookbooks, Sunday in the South and Seasons in the South. She hosted the highly regarded weekly lifestyle show, Southern Sisters Radio on 920AM Atlanta, with her studio located at The Battery at Sun Trust Park.
Ginny’s merits as a hands-on small business owner and entrepreneur influence her conservative-minded policy platform. Public health and safety, transportation, and education are priorities. She brings a broad, pragmatic, and solution-oriented perspective to public service that she believes citizens want under the Gold Dome.
Ginny is a member of NorthStar Church in Acworth. She and her husband Earl live in Powder Springs and are parents to six grown children, three grandchildren, and a talented Australian Shepherd named Dixie.