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Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
If Chambliss officially announces his plans not to run, will U.S. House Rep. Tom Price run for the seat in 2014?
The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Political Insider Jim Galloway is reporting that U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss will not seek re-election when his current term is up in 2014. Chambliss is expected to make the announcement official later today. According to Galloway, GOP House members Tom Price (R-6th District) and Paul Broun (R-10th District) have already shown interest in running against Chambliss recently. He also believes other House members Phil Gingrey (R-11th District) and Tom Graves (R-14th District) will also make a run for the seat without an incumbent in the position.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Fulton Commission Chairman John Eaves said the departure of Roderick Edmonds presents a chance for a "fresh start" for a department that has its challenges.
Fulton County's Board of Registration & Elections resigned his position today, Jan. 11, notifying the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. Dr. Roderick Edmond's resignation is effective upon a replacement being named. “I am grateful for Dr. Edmond’s leadership and service to the citizens of Fulton County. I know that he will continue to make positive contributions in our community,” said Board of Commission Chairman John H. Eaves. “A change in leadership at this time presents an opportunity to make a fresh start as we continue to address challenges in our Registration & Elections department. We will immediately begin working to identify a replacement.” The Fulton County Registration & Elections department has had issues in the past, …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Once the special election for Georgia Senate District 21 is certified, the North Fulton chamber president anticipates jumping right into his new "part-time" job.
Jobs, jobs, jobs. That continues to be Brandon Beach's mantra now that he is the apparent winner of the Georgia Senate District 21 seat after Tuesday's special election. "I'm going to work on what I said I was going to work on before the campaign: Foster an atmosphere that is a conducive environment to jobs, jobs, jobs," Beach said a day after the special election to fill a vacancy created when Chip Rogers quit before he even started what was to be his next term. "We need lower taxes and less regulation. I said that since day one of the campaign, and that's what we are going to work on," the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce president and CEO – and soon to be state senator – said. Beach hopes the election is certified before the …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Johns Creek schools participated in registration drives.
The North Fulton County Voter Education, Registration and Participation Initiative may have added roughly 19,000 new voters in North Fulton, including 3,509 in Johns Creek, in time for the 2012 presidential election. Fulton Voter Education Specialist Julia Reed’s final report on the initiative stated that in Nov. 2011, there were 73,680 potential voters in North Fulton uninvolved in the electoral process. Of those, 33,282 were registered voters who had not voted in three to seven years and 40,397 were eligible but unregistered. The combined 73,680 represented 59.4 percent of the county’s inactive and unregistered eligible voters. “36.4 percent of all Fulton County voters reside in North Fulton,” Reed said. “If only half of the voters in …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Share your thoughts on the matter in our Question of the Week comment section below.
Months of campaigning, complaining and one-upping have lead us to this week during which we choose a President to carry us through the next four years. But, some have questioned the ability of either side to clean up what's been deemed "a mess." What do you think? Are the issues more likely to be resolved by one party or the other? Will the American people fair better over the next four years because of this election?
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Incumbents retain seats; charter school amendment passes.
While Johns Creek didn't have much in the way of local elections this year, voters turned out on Tuesday to cast their ballots for the Presidential race and proposed charter school amendment. While Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney won Georgia as expected, President Barack Obama remained the country's leader. Georgia's charter school amendment passed, giving the state the power to approve public charter schools. Johns Creek's State House Rep. Lynne Riley (R-District 50) ran unopposed, as did State Sen. David Shafer (R-District 48). State Sen. Johns Albers (R-District 56), who represents a small portion of Johns Creek, defeated Democrat challenger Akhtar Sadiq. In Congress, U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-District 6) faced down a …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The constitutional amendment grants the state authority to approve charter schools, whether local school boards want them or not.
Georgia voters gave the state more authority over charter schools on Tuesday, passing a constitutional amendment empowering a commission to overrule local school districts that reject charter school petitions. With all counties fully reporting, the hotly contested amendment had support of 58.5 percent of voters. See selected county results below. It was an emotionally charged issue that in some ways united Georgians across political and demographic lines. A Peach Pundit poll from late October had found "no significant difference [in support] based on whether a voter is a Republican or a Democrat, a male or a female, or based on race." Camille Cottrell, an Emory University instructor and card-carrying Democrat, is an example of the …
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election, according to projections.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, according to network projections. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the…
Secretary of State says Fulton was not prepared for Election Day.
According to an 11Alive news report, the Georgia Secretary of State's office plans to investigate the Fulton Elections Board following numerous voter complaints on Tuesday. Secretary of State Brian Kemp says the county could face fines for not being properly prepared for the elections. Following the 2008 Presidential election, Fulton faced $120,000 in fines. Sharon Mitchell, Fulton's interim elections director, said in a news conference that Tuesday's problems were not as widespread as in other years. The allegations follow a day when Fulton County sent out several Tweets imploring voters to remain patient and assuring that anyone in line by 7 p.m. would get to vote. At 2:30 p.m., the county sent out the following notice that it was …