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City of Stockbridge Special Election Mayor

December 6, 2016General/Special Elections RunoffEarly Voting Schedule Notice is hereby given to the voters of Henry County that early voting for the December 6, 2016 General Election/Special Election will begin November 28, 2016 at the following locations and times. Check your voter registration at mvp.sos.ga.gov for precinct information. Elections & Voter Registration Main Office:40 Atlanta St., McDonoughNovember 28th – December 2nd8:00 am – 5:00 pm Merle Manders Conference Center:111 Davis Rd., StockbridgeNovember 28th – December 2nd8:00 am – 5:00 pm Polls will be open Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at your local precinct. Find your precinct location here. For further information or to request an absentee ballot, call 770-288-6448.

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    Regina Lewis-Ward
    (NP)

  • Judy B. Neal
    (NP)

Biographical Information

What experience do you bring to the job to set policy for your city and what is your motivation to serve?

What, in your opinion, is the biggest budget issue facing your city and how, if elected would you propose to address it?

How should your city address the issues of lobbyist gifts, ethical behavior, and transparency in government?

Foreign-born Georgia Citizens own 31% of the business in our state. Legal Permanent Residents and naturalized citizens contribute approximately 1.8 billion dollars in state and local taxes each year. How will you help ensure your city is a welcoming place for foreign born entrepreneurs and their families?

Cities across the country are embracing aggressive goals to reduce carbon pollution. What do you believe your municipality should do to support cleaner air?

Campaign Phone (770) 884-1938
As a leader with a solid career of launching, directing, and managing policy for local government agencies, I bring more than two decades of experience to the job. I have managed the implementation of several business initiatives through planning, scheduling, organizing, tracking, and testing feasibility. In addition to creating policy, internal cost controls and standard operating procedures, my experiences include collaborations, data gathering, observation, listening, and decision making. As a team member, my experiences have taught me to suspend judgement, demonstrate cross-cultural sensitivity, and build rapport.

The main factor influencing my service to the community is the people.
The biggest issue currently facing approval of the 2017 budget is a balanced budget. While several new expenditures have been requested for 2017, very few options have been presented to increase the revenues. As Mayor, I would establish a formal policy on the level of unrestricted fund balance that should be maintained in the general fund.
As Mayor, these issues would be addressed through formal policy and communication of same.
Collection of data from various sources can determine the impact of foreign born residents and the need to create supporting programs. Bilingual advocacy programs, literature, signage, training, and policy solutions are all plausible for building a friendly community.
The public pays a price for carbon pollution. Smog or air pollution may trigger asthma attacks and have other adverse health effects. As our city grows, so will the air quality concerns. As Mayor, I would encourage community leaders to collaborate to employ a full range of strategies to meet the challenges of optimum air quality. Schools, businesses, adjacent cities, and emergency management services personnel would be invited to join in design programs, and standards, to protect the public health.

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