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Rick Blalock leaves Lisa Borders’ mayoral campaign

This email just came into my inbox.

It’s from Rick Blalock, a longtime media/public relations player in Atlanta who most recently has been with the Lisa Borders mayoral campaign.

Don’t know the story behind the story, but personnel changes are not that unusual in the ups and downs of the political scene.

Here’s Rick Blalock’s email:

Good evening:

This is to inform you that effective today, I am an no longer the communications manager for the Lisa Borders for Mayor campaign, also known as “Borders for Atlanta .”

I know there have been many news-media inquiries regarding several recent high-level resignations from the campaign. I cannot address those issues, as I am no longer affiliated with Borders for Atlanta .

Please, contact, either the new communications director Liz Flowers or the new deputy communications director/manager Whitney LuAllen at for all future inquiries.

However, as for other matters and our ongoing collegial relationship as members of the media, please, feel free to call me anytime.

Thank you,
Rick Blalock, Member

Maria Saporta

Maria Saporta, Editor, is a longtime Atlanta business, civic and urban affairs journalist with a deep knowledge of our city, our region and state.  Since 2008, she has written a weekly column and news stories for the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Prior to that, she spent 27 years with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, becoming its business columnist in 1991. Maria received her Master’s degree in urban studies from Georgia State and her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University. Maria was born in Atlanta to European parents and has two young adult children.


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