Ginny Ehrhart 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 35 employees. Southern Sisters' 12,000 sq. ft. office and production facility are locating in Kennesaw, GA.
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 for 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 Truist Park.
Ginny advocates for families and speaks to audiences on a wide range of topics, including domestic violence. She most recently organized a grassroots group which monitored the progress of Cobb County's school bus stop arm law.
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.
“My interest in protecting families and preserving a way of life has always motivated me, but service until now has been directed to my family and within my own sphere of influence,” she explains. “I have always followed politics, but now I have the time to make my service count for neighbors in west Cobb as well as all Georgians. As a state representative, I strive to impact the legislature and assist individuals so their lives will be more positive, productive and prosperous. I am committed to working hard under the Gold Dome for outstanding outcomes.”
Ginny is currently serving her second term in the Georgia House of Representatives and represents the 36th district, which includes parts of Powder Springs, Acworth, Kennesaw, and Marietta. She serves on the Regulated Industries, Higher Education, and special Economic Development committees.
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.