As the day of the primary election gets closer, Georgia’s Republican gubernatorial hopefuls are looking to grab the attention of people headed to the ballot boxes. The candidates are talking a lot about illegal immigration.
By January, one of the people running for lieutenant governor will hold one of the most powerful posts in state politics. That’s because the winner presides over the state Senate, giving them great influence over what bills move through — and which don’t.
What members of the Public Service Commission do affects your power bill every month and the mix of coal, nuclear and other electricity sources Georgia uses. That’s why environmentalists watch it closely. Now the candidates for the PSC are showing up on primary ballots all over the state — and on Thursday, they faced off in debates.
Under a sunny sky on a freezing day, with a half-hour wait ahead of them, a few folks were looking in the glass front doors of Morehouse’s MLK, waiting to head into the swearing-in of new Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, of Atlanta City Council members and municipal judges.
A couple of strong Atlanta LGBT voices endorsed Mary Norwood for mayor this week (and she hinted at wanting to work with one individual in particular). The campaign capped the week with a short press conference at City Hall on World AIDS Day, which coincides with the last day of early voting.
With just days left to campaign, some of Keisha Lance Bottoms’ highest-profile local political fans — and new supporter Killer Mike — took the mic on the steps of City Hall on Thursday to tell Atlanta to get out and vote for her.
The next president of the Atlanta City Council will seek to create a more independent body that will be dedicated to transparency and reforming the city’s procurement process.
The Center for Civic Innovation held a leadership breakfast Thursday morning with the two candidates in the run-off for City Council President – Felicia Moore and Alex Wan – two existing district Councilmembers.
Kandis Wood Jackson is an attorney and former Atlanta Public Schools teacher. She spoke to SaportaReport via email. Campaign website Q: What’s your No. 1 concern for the students of Atlanta? Equity across the district. Although all students in Atlanta deserve high-quality public education, there are wide discrepancies in the quality of education our students […]
Keisha Cary works in business corporate wireless for Sprint. She spoke to SaportaReport via email. Campaign website Q: What’s your No. 1 concern for the students in District 2? A: I have several concerns for students in District 2, with one being equity. I live in Vine City and it is rather disturbing to see […]
Atlanta Board of Education member Byron Amos nearly won re-election this month without a runoff. But he and challenger Keisha Carey will meet again at the ballot box in a race to represent the folks who live around Washington, Douglass, and KIPP Atlanta Collegiate.
Parts of Atlanta’s west and northwest side will get a new Board of Education member in a runoff that begins soon. The two candidates say some things are going well — but it’s time to address equity and look hard at finances in the system.
Erika Mitchell and Raynard Johnson finished with 25 percent and 18 percent of the first-round vote respectively for District 5. Click to read the Q and A with each:
Erika Mitchell has worked in several industries, including IT, esthetics education and pageant production. She spoke to SaportaReport via email. Campaign website Q: What’s your No. 1 concern for the students in District 5? A: The quality of their education and creating more opportunities for our students. Making sure that monies are reported and being […]
Raynard Johnson has worked in the software development field for more than 30 years. Campaign website Q: What is your No. 1 concern for the students in District 5 specifically? A: My No. 1 concern is the fact that we need to have a better input at kindergarten. These kids are coming in behind in […]
A runoff begins soon in an election that will see a new member join the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education in an area that includes parts of northeast and east Atlanta. We asked the two candidates what’s going well with APS — and what needs work.