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Atlanta City Council candidate Q and A: Joyce Sheperd

Joyce Sheperd was first elected to Atlanta City Council District 12 in 2004. Reached by phone, she acknowledged Saporta Report’s request for comment, but said she had to consider how much SR covers District 12 before she decided whether to take part. She did not reply to a subsequent email. Campaign website Back to Atlanta […]

Atlanta City Council candidate Q and A: District 11

By Maggie Lee Parts of southwest Atlanta like Cascade, Campbelltown Road and Greenbriar are going to get a new City Council member this year. The eight folks running say their concerns are things like jobs, poverty, preservation, safety and getting ready for the growth that’s coming to southwest Atlanta. Incumbent District 11 Councilwoman Keisha Lance […]

Atlanta City Council candidate Q and A: Marci Overstreet

Atlanta City Council District 11 would be Marci Overstreet’s first elected office. She spoke to Saporta Report via email. Campaign website Q: What’s your No. 1 concern for your district specifically? A: I’m motivated to serve my community as its Council member because my neighbors and I have agreed that our legacy community is worth […]

Atlanta City Council candidate Q and A: Edith Ladipo

Some comments have been lightly edited for clarity. Atlanta City Council District 11 would be Edith Ladipo’s first elected office. Campaign website Q: What is your No. 1 concern for your district? A: My main concern is the disinvestment in the community, the deterioration and blighted conditions. All of these are intertwined with the issue […]

Atlanta City Council candidate Q and A: Debra F. Harris

Some answers have been lightly edited for clarity. Atlanta City Council would be Debra F. Harris’ first elected office. Campaign website Q: What’s your No. 1 concern for District 11? A: My concern for District 11 is the current infrastructure, mainly streets and sidewalk improvements and cleaning of our city of Atlanta [road and driveway] […]

Atlanta City Council candidate Q and A: Andrea Boone

Andrea Boone is a City Hall veteran, as Kasim Reed’s Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services; and before that, a top aide to Councilman C.T. Martin. She spoke to the Saporta Report via email. Campaign website Q: What’s your No. 1 concern for your district specifically? A: At the top of my list for […]

Atlanta City Council candidate Q and A: Beverly Rice

Beverly Rice is an educator who is also board chair of Quest Communities Development Organization, a nonprofit that develops supportive housing. She spoke to Saporta Report via email. Campaign website Q: What’s your No. 1 concern for your district specifically? A: When I look into the eyes of hungry children who are living in poverty […]

Atlanta City Council candidate Q and A: Kenny Hill

After he retired from Home Depot, Kenny Hill and his wife founded the Launchpad Foundation to provide housing, life skills and career training to the homeless. He spoke to Saporta Report via email. Campaign website Q: What’s your number one concern for your district specifically? A: Great question but not a simple answer. If I […]

Atlanta City Council candidate Q and A: Dustin Hillis

Atlanta City Council would be Dustin Hillis’ first elected office. He spoke to Saporta Report via email. Campaign website Q: What’s your No. 1 concern for your district specifically? A: The number one overarching concern for District 9, just like the city as a whole, is the level of inequity present. There is an obvious […]