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Two more GOP debates, the final two in a series of seven, are set to take place in Augusta on April 19 and in Columbus on May 10. Credit: Patch file
Catherine S April 6, 2014 at 04:08 pm
While many Members of Congress espouse similar principles, their votes tell a different story.Read More http://www.heritageactionscorecard.com//state/state/ga Continuing to grow the Federal Govt, whether it be by Democrats or Republicans is unsustainable and limiting opportunity for all but the special interests. Vote for those who have shown they understand the proper role of government.
DP April 6, 2014 at 07:49 pm
Handel will lose big time. Perdue will be the front runner, as will Ms. Nunn. Progressive AtlantaRead More will vote for Nunn and all the backwoods Repub voters will vote for Perdue.
Rogers Lackey April 6, 2014 at 09:12 pm
GEORGIA Republican grip is losing power because of the people moving here now are democrats and areRead More voting in mostly all elections.
Esther Weathers. Credit: Esther Weathers
Mark E March 4, 2014 at 01:37 pm
Great to see citizens getting involved in the City Government! Hoping to see several more candidatesRead More added to the mix for both vacant seats on the council. The more choices available allow the citizens to make sure they pick the right candidate for these important positions. Thank you, Ms. Weathers for entering the race!
Katie Goodeve McLain March 5, 2014 at 11:39 am
So excited Esther Weathers is running for Johns Creek city council! She is extremely wise, has aRead More lot of experience working in politics, and is very active in the community. Esther definitely has my vote!
Sharyl Dawes.
J.R. February 27, 2014 at 07:08 am
What language barrier? My informal poll of the two honor students st the breakfast table saysRead More language has never been a concern, much less a barrier.
Credit: Patch
truevoice4real February 27, 2014 at 01:49 pm
It's better then what we had and it's better than what the GOP has to offer...Why can't we improveRead More the healthcare system honestly...
jMichael February 28, 2014 at 12:16 pm
Nicely said, TrueVoice...
truevoice4real March 1, 2014 at 06:29 pm
Thanks jMichael....and thanks for the info on Karen Handel
Cori Davenport chokes back tears as she gives her acceptance speech at Rivermont Golf Club, Dec. 5. Photo: Poncho Wilson
John Johnson December 5, 2013 at 12:06 am
Nancy, in spirit I agree completely. In reality, they are paid fifteen thousand dollars a year, notRead More counting what other benefits and reimbursements they are entitled to as council members. When you get paid to do it, it's job. In their case, a part-time job in the city government. When you do it for years on end and it often leads to other positions, or is a stepping stone to higher offices, it becomes a career. I don't know many people that would pay 50K or more to get elected to a volunteer position that doesn't have any pay or perks.
Gene Sweeney December 5, 2013 at 10:51 am
Did Cori vote?
Lu December 7, 2013 at 08:19 am
John, your comments are dead-on. I believe the problem with our entire political system is that soRead More many people look at it as merely a "service to the community" and not as a career or job. Running a city is a huge and critically important responsibility that impacts so many lives and businesses and has an incredibly high financial impact. To have an effectively run city, the leaders need to have a great deal of business knowledge. While term limits are important if you have an ineffective government, they can be a detriment if you have effective leaders. Great cities have great leaders. While I agree with Nancy that the role is a service to the community, I also believe it is much, much more. That's why Johns Creek has been so effective (and, yes, compared to most other communities in Georgia, we are effective), and that's why Mayor Bodker got re-elected.
Judy Putnam (Editor) December 4, 2013 at 01:18 pm
Mr. Johnson, please remember the Terms of Use when posting comments. I'm referring to the use ofRead More symbols used as “masked” profanity (e.g., F@&#). Thank you.
Linda W. Johnson December 4, 2013 at 08:12 pm
Let's all move on….shall we? Nearly 70% of the vote was truly a mandate. We are done withRead More negative politics and done with bitterness and division. It will be interesting to see the effects as it relates to Brad and Ivan's elections. Either way, we got involved, we got fired up and we put our trust in others to do what we sent them to do…now let's allow that to happen. Stay involved. Stay informed and, most of all, VOTE. It is your ONLY voice.
John Johnson December 5, 2013 at 01:00 am
Sorry Judy. Since it was on the police report, which was linked to from the site and fairly commonRead More knowledge in the public, I was stating more as fact than color commentary. Noted though. Apologies. Won't happen again.
A voter makes her choices during the Nov. 5, 2013 municipal elections.
Public December 3, 2013 at 02:17 am
Mark, your news is appalling. This just reinforces my feeling that Karen Richardson acts on behalfRead More of Karen and her cronies, not in the best interest of Johns Creek or the citizens at large. Cori Davenport is a positive force who seems to understand what the city needs. I also feel the way she maintained higher ground during the campaign, and the horrible lies put out about her, speaks volumes about her character. Lessor people would have stooped instead of standing tall. I wish Cori great success in her bid for the Post 3 council position.
Bud Micharl December 3, 2013 at 09:49 am
Shame on Karen, Brad, Ivan and Randall. They had a chance to defend the citizens of Johns Creek andRead More instead shamed their position. If you need another reason to vote for Cori, they gave you one last night.
se.schindler December 3, 2013 at 12:43 pm
For those voting at Mt Pisgah, the normal voting entrance is closed. You have to drive to theRead More opposite side (east) omf the building and enter there. Terrible signage. I'm sure some people have left without voting.
Campaign signs line the street in front of the Johns Creek United Methodist Church on Medlock Bridge Road.
Duke November 8, 2013 at 08:48 am
Looking at the election returns, I was struck by the numbers and wanted to compare them toRead More presidential election landslides, just to help me put them into perspective. Turns out the contest between Lenny Zaprowski and Randall Johnson (with Lenny taking 67.74%, Randall with 31.83%) was a larger win than ANY presidential landslide, ever. And Mike Bodker's win with 57.52% is just below the 1984 landslide of Reagan over Mondale (Reagan won with 58.8%). Fascinating.
RFZZZZZ November 8, 2013 at 02:13 pm
NANCY REINEKE FOR POST 6.. Having seen and heard Nancy Reineke pre, during, and post election myRead More vote is to appoint her to fill the open seat in Post 6. This would expedite establishing continuity in our local government, costs savings for filling that position, and give all of us a period to see how she preforms prior to the next election for full term. And if that does not work, there is always a write-in campaign.
Duke November 8, 2013 at 04:36 pm
Nancy is wonderful. Independent, intelligent, diligent. I am impressed by her. I think the citizensRead More want someone who is independent and not associated with either the mayor or Beverly.
One lone voter at the Johns Creek UMC polling station casts a vote on Nov. 5, 2013.
Duke November 6, 2013 at 08:11 am
Judy - a good follow up is to compare this years turnout to other years.
DP November 8, 2013 at 12:18 pm
I saw hardly anyone at the election booths near me. Apathy abounds in Johns Creek. Also ZapowskiRead More and Johnson stated their religions. I know that Bodker is Jewish, but what about the other candidates?
Judy Putnam (Editor) November 8, 2013 at 12:22 pm
DP, I don't see how a candidate's religion is relevant here.
Taxpayer and voter November 4, 2013 at 09:55 am
Jcguy, why do you keep making up stories. I am not a spouse of any of the candidates. Are you? I amRead More voting for Miller, Richardson, Johnson on their merits alone. In addition, they have proved that they can work harmoniously together along with the members that are still on the council, Figueroa and Raffensberger. If we elect others that are mud slinging at the members that are still in office, it shows that they already are not going to get along. This city needs 'the working together' of the city council, Bodker doesn't work well with anyone, never has, never will.
JCguy November 4, 2013 at 02:00 pm
Bob, arguing with you is like arguing with a large piece of fruit. Neither have a brain and neitherRead More of you are going to understand.
Taxpayer and voter November 5, 2013 at 01:58 pm
Jcguy or Jcwoman, whatever you are, childish comments from a childish woman!
John Johnson October 31, 2013 at 08:06 am
Funny but not so DP. Miller was negative and attacking the Mayor as an answer to every question.Read More The Mayor HAD to rebutt her comments. He sold his ideas and vision, she did not. She did as she has throughout the entire campaign, try to sell the public on disliking the Mayor instead of selling herself as the most qualified, best choice candidate. We've seen the dirty political trash out of Washington for years. Most of us are tired of it. We reject it.
DP November 1, 2013 at 10:16 am
Talk about negativity, M. Bodker has been rambling on about taxes going up if Miller gets electedRead More Duh, the only way taxes can go up if the voters, in a referdum, approve that they go up. Stop the lying and fear mongering M. Bodker.
Lilly Davis November 1, 2013 at 11:47 am
DP, you are stating incorrect facts, again. The rate is below the cap currently. They can raise itRead More to the cap without a voter referendum. Don't feel bad. Most on the council have no idea what the charter state or the laws of our city either. I heard two openly admitted this month that had NEVER read it. That alone should be an impeachable act.
Mayor Bodker talks with several supporters before the candidate forum held Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Johns Creek High School.
Ellen Murphy October 31, 2013 at 09:41 pm
@Lu From the "Smear campaign" thread. There is a discussion about the Post 3 candidates.
Lu November 1, 2013 at 08:45 am
Thank you Ellen. I have been following your comments and appreciate them.
Ellen Murphy November 1, 2013 at 12:35 pm
I am interested in the relationship between Lenny & Cori. It is very puzzling that he wouldRead More align with her so closely, when her lack of professionalism could detract votes. Lenny appeared at the debate unprepared, and without a foundation of ideas and concepts that would be of interest to voters. His introduction of himself was dreadful "I know you from here, there, Umm, Umm, Umm, etc". With that said, he did redeem himself with his humor, and openness to ideas, willingness to communicate to others, and genuine love for Johns Creek. For that, he has won my vote, as I think he will learn quickly on the council and to effectively speak in public and do research on the issues for talking points.
Duke October 19, 2013 at 10:20 am
Remember people, to early vote for Johns Creek offices, go to Sandy Springs, Roswell, or Alpharetta!Read More
Wayne Carrel October 20, 2013 at 01:45 am
Now that there's funny I don't care who you are.... I'm thinking stay in JC to vote for... MIKERead More BODKER, LEONARD ZOPROWSKI, CORI DAVENPORT, KELLY STEWART