LET'S MOVE FULTON FORWARD
For nearly eight years, I have had the distinct privilege and honor of working for the residents of the city of Atlanta and all of our vibrant and diverse communities. As a member of Mayor Kasim Reed’s senior team and deputy director of communications, and now as the director of policy and communications for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, I have been on the front lines of serving our citizens.
And in that time working for city government, we have had balanced budgets every year; historically low crime rates; improved public transit options with increased funding for MARTA, the expansion of the Atlanta BeltLine, and new bike lane networks; low unemployment; and sweeping pension reform that helped the city’s reserves grow from just $7.4 million to more than $175 million today.
Yet, there is still much work to do in the city and across Fulton County. We have one of the worst instances of income inequality in the nation. Property taxes have spiked uncontrollably and affordable housing is nearly non-existent. Our jail system is overcrowded and there are no meaningful re-entry programs for offenders. Fulton County has one of the highest rates of new HIV infections in the country and has a well-established pattern of public health mismanagement putting the lives and well-being of our residents in danger.
I believe we can do better.
I’m running for Fulton County Commission because I want to continue working for you, improve county services for all of our communities and ensure that your government is accountable, responsive and fair.
Please join me.
The special election will be held on Tuesday, November 7.