Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Georgia House Majority Whip has been an outspoken proponent of Amendment 1
Republican Incumbent Edward Lindsey was easily elected for a fifth term with Tuesday’s victory in the race for the District 54 State House seat. And the Georgia House Majority Whip was hoping to bring along the passage of the charter school amendment with him. A strong proponent for Amendment 1, the Buckhead resident defeated Democratic challenger Lynn Brown McKinney Tuesday by garnering 63 percent of the vote with all 18 precincts reporting. Almost 22,000 votes were cast. Lindsey should be pleased because it appears Georgia voters gave the state more authority over charter schools on Tuesday, likely passing a constitutional amendment empowering a commission to overrule local school districts that reject charter school petitions. About an …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Charter school amendment appears headed for win.
UPATE 5:50 pm If you are in line to vote at 7 pm, you will get to vote even though the polls close then. Tens of thousands of Fulton County voters have already cast ballots today. Turnout is especially high for today’s General Election, as it is in most Presidential election years. It's too early to know how this year compares to 2008. In the evening after traditional work hours, peak turnout is anticipated, and tens of thousands of additional voters could exercise their right to vote. Fulton County elections officials released a statement advising that voters who are in line at 7 pm will be allowed to vote under Georgia law. As provided by Georgia law, voters who are over age 75 or who have a disability are eligible to ask to move ahead …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Monday night was the final face-off for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney before the election. Who do you think won? And do you think it will affect the election?
The presidential candidates met tonight for their third and final debate in the campaign season. This time, the topic was foreign policy. What did you think of the discussion? Was anyone a clear winner? And will it affect the outcome of the election? Coming to us on a mobile device? If you can't see the blog above, you can review the discussion at this RSS feed.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Did either candidate get a bounce? Let us know what you think. And if you missed the debate, you can review the discussion on our live blog below.
Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama faced off for the second time on Tuesday. The candidates debated in a town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy. The debate was held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, and was sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates. The moderator was CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley. Who do you think did the best job of making his case to the American people? Tell us what you think in the comments area below. See Also: So Who Won the First Presidential Debate? Biden-Ryan Vice Presidential Debate: Who Won?
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The candidate says his goals for the new city of Brookhaven can be summed up as S.A.F.E.
1. In this day and age of intense scrutiny, and especially considering the recent, hotly contested debate and vote over Brookhaven municipalization, why are you running for city council? Steavens: I am running for City Council out of a deep desire and ethic to give back to the community. I have spent most of my life trying to better the communities I have lived in. This ethic was instilled in me very early by my father who was a land surveyor for the City of Albany, GA and further enhanced during my teenage years as an Eagle Scout. I have had the good fortune to be able to be a public servant having worked in federal, state, and local governmental positions. My experience working in various positions in government has given me keen …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The candidate says he is running as a representative of the people.
1. In this day and age of intense scrutiny, and especially considering the recent, hotly contested debate, and over Brookhaven municipalization, why are you running for City Council? Gebbia: In making the July 31st decision on whether to vote for or against the creation of our new city, I believe a lot of people were not only confused but also truly disappointed in the quality of the information and the revelation of tactics employed by certain groups to get the vote. I know I was. I complained to my wife (again) about how even local government operates on a misguided agenda forgetting the real purpose of their being – to do what is in the best interest of the citizenry - and not working just to protect a personal interest or power base. …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Patch polled elected officials and activists in both parties to find out how they felt about their recent conventions. Both sides felt their own party got a boost, but Democrats expressed stronger feelings about the momentum they say Obama got.
Patch tapped our panels of influential Democrats and Republicans for twin polls, which were conducted this week. The results are unscientific. Democrats and Republicans were polled separately, with people from each party asked to focus on their own presidential candidate's performance and their own party's convention. Patch received responses from 31 Democrats and 56 Republicans. Do you have a suggestion for future polls of influential Republicans and Democrats? Tell us in the comments area below this article.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Stathis says the mayor and council need to work to improve roads, parks, and zoning.
1. In this day and age of intense scrutiny, and especially considering the recent, hotly contested debate and vote over Brookhaven municipalization, why are you running for city council? Stathis: After living in Brookhaven as a homeowner and taxpayer for 14 years, I have had the unfortunate experience of witnessing at best, benign neglect by our county officials of services for this part of DeKalb County. I have been a very vocal advocate for my neighborhood in my attempts to get problems solved for our neighborhood by DeKalb County’s Board of Commissioners. As a result of the frustration I’ve experienced firsthand on behalf of the homeowners association that I’ve been president of for ten years, I decided that I could do a better job …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Murray says Brookhaven needs to be brought together "after the contentious vote over municipalization."
1. In this day and age of intense scrutiny, and especially considering the recent, hotly contested debate and vote over Brookhaven municipalization, why are you running for mayor? Murray: I want to make Brookhaven the best it can be – a safe and friendly place to live and work. We need to create a sustainable community for our families. We must also resolve past differences and bring Brookhaven together after the contentious vote over municipalization. 2. What do you think separates your candidacy from the other contenders? Murray: I believe that under my mayorship, the City of Brookhaven would thrive as an example of an open and collaborative municipal government. I would be the most responsive mayor for all citizens of Brookhaven. 3. …
Here's a list of some of the public meetings that have been scheduled for coming weeks.
Brookhaven's two dozen candidates for public office have been out campaigning since qualifying, and more events are scheduled for coming weeks. J. Max Davis held his mayoral campaign kickoff this past weekend, as did Deborah Anthony for her District 3 city council campaign. Another District 3 candidate, Hope Bawcom, is holding a Q&A session on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 6 pm in Brookhaven Park. Anthony is also scheduled to speak to the Friends of Briarwood Park group on Oct 9 at the Briarwood Rec Center, while Bawcom is set to appear on Oct. 16. Davis was the first candidate to speak to the organization a few weeks ago. According to the Reporter Newspapers, several other candidates are set to appear before Friends of Briarwood Park at 6:30 …