Rita Faulkner

Councilwoman Rita Faulkner is a native of Swainsboro and graduate of Swainsboro High School. In 1980, Mrs. Faulkner graduated from Savannah State College with a degree in Criminal Justice. She proudly served in the United States Army from 1981-1991 and was stationed in Hawaii, Germany, and Maryland. After her service, she returned home to Swainsboro to work within her community in a number of leadership positions.img_3023rc1

In 1996, Mrs. Faulkner began her first campaign for Swainsboro City Council after she became concerned about the direction of the City. She describes her interest as stemming from a feeling that she needed to “give back to her community.” She was elected in 1996 with her main priority being “bringing more jobs and opportunity to Swainsboro.”

Councilwoman Faulkner is a member and former President of the Swainsboro Optimist Club. Ms. Faulkner also serves on the Board of Directors of Community Action for Youth and is a member of the Mt. Moriah Church. She is married to Terry Faulkner and has one daughter.


Police Department

Honorable Rita Faulkner
101 West Main Street
Swainsboro, GA 30401

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