Friday, May 10, 2013
The 6th District Congressman will run to keep his House seat.
U.S. Rep. Tom Price, (R-Roswell) will not be running for the U.S. Senate in 2014. He told The Marietta Daily Journal Friday he will be seeking re-election instead to his 6th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. "Our assessment at this point is the House is the battleground for politics in this country right now,” Price was quoted as telling the newspaper. “The president has identified it as the place where he wants to wage that battle, and he believes that taking the House is what will allow him to have an unfettered run at this agenda, and we’ve got to stop that.” Price has been one of the most vocal critics of Democratic President Barack Obama, and was considered a candidate for the Senate seat that is being vacated by two…
Friday, January 25, 2013
If Chambliss officially announces his plans not to run, will U.S. House Rep. Tom Price run for the seat in 2014?
The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Political Insider Jim Galloway is reporting that U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss will not seek re-election when his current term is up in 2014. Chambliss is expected to make the announcement official later today. According to Galloway, GOP House members Tom Price (R-6th District) and Paul Broun (R-10th District) have already shown interest in running against Chambliss recently. He also believes other House members Phil Gingrey (R-11th District) and Tom Graves (R-14th District) will also make a run for the seat without an incumbent in the position.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Once the special election for Georgia Senate District 21 is certified, the North Fulton chamber president anticipates jumping right into his new "part-time" job.
Jobs, jobs, jobs. That continues to be Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Brandon Beach's mantra now that he is the apparent winner of the Georgia Senate District 21 seat after Tuesday's special election. "I'm going to work on what I said I was going to work on before the campaign: Foster an atmosphere that is a conducive environment to jobs, jobs, jobs," Beach said a day after the special election to fill a vacancy created when Chip Rogers quit before he even started what was to be his next term. "We need lower taxes and less regulation. I said that since day one of the campaign, and that's what we are going to work on," the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce president and CEO – and soon to be state senator…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The nearby Alpharetta resident will run for the same seat he sought during the July 31 primary.
Ending nearly two days of speculation, Brandon Beach has announced his plans to run for the Senate District 21 seat. Beach on Wednesday evening formally made his intentions known to the public to run for the seat, which has been vacated by former Senator Chip Rogers after he abruptly resigned Tuesday afternoon. Beach, who said he's energized and ready to run for the seat, noted he wanted to thank Rogers for his service to the state. His announcement follows State Rep. Sean Jerguson's declaration of his candidacy to run for the same seat. A special election date has tentatively been set for Jan. 8, 2013. “The people of Cherokee County and north Fulton need effective representation under the Gold Dome," he added. "We need a senator who is…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The move, which is gathering steam, is being done in the wake of President Obama's re-election.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Residents of Georgia and more than a dozen other states have filed petitions to secede from the United States, according to media reports. Residents of Alabama, New York, Michigan, Texas and other states have filed the petitions under the "We The People" program, featured on the White House website, according to the Huffington Post. The Georgia petition, which already has more than 4,000 signatures, reads in part: "...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government..." The petitions come in the wake of President Obama winning a second …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Nearly double the voters picked Romney over Obama in Roswell last week. President Obama and Mitt Romney supporters were separated by 11,236 votes in Roswell. See how your neighbors voted precinct by precinct. [Enter city name and click Search.]
Monday, November 12, 2012
It was a historical Presidential race and time will give it even more perspective. Right now, we can see that President Obama and Mitt Romney supporters were separated by 11,236 votes in Roswell. In Roswell, Romney received 24,830 votes vs. 13,594 cast for President Obama. According to CNN.com, in Georgia, Romney received 53 percent of the vote and Obama garnered 45 percent. For a more detailed look at how Roswell voters cast their ballots enter the city name or precinct code in the box. Also enter another city to see how other areas voted. For a look at Fulton County's certified results, visit the county's website.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Share your thoughts on the matter in our Question of the Week comment section below.
Months of campaigning, complaining and one-upping have lead us to this week during which we choose a President to carry us through the next four years. But, some have questioned the ability of either side to clean up what's been deemed "a mess." What do you think? Are the issues more likely to be resolved by one party or the other? Will the American people fair better over the next four years because of this election?
Roswell Mayor Jere Wood has instructed city staff to begin work on projects that will be funded by the bond approved by voters on Tuesday.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
On November 6, two-thirds of Roswell voted to approve the city’s borrowing $14.7 million dollars. [Wednesday] morning, I directed staff to begin the work to be funded by this loan – 400/Holcomb Bridge Road interchange improvements ($6 million), multi-purpose trails along Holcomb Bridge and Eves Road ($2.7 million), 4 athletic turf fields for our children ($2 million), a therapeutic pool for our seniors ($2.5 million), and replacement of the old fire station on Holcomb Bridge Road ($1.5 million). Despite a struggling economy and vocal opposition, the voters of Roswell approved these investments by a wide margin in every precinct across the city. The regional sales tax for transportation failed to pass earlier this year because the voters of…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Incumbent Republican State Senator won re-election to State Senate District 56 in 2012.
Sen. John Albers said he was, "feeling confident," just hours before the polls closed on election night, Nov. 6. As it stands it seems the Republican State Senator from District 56 had a reason to be confident. His constituency which includes the citizens of Roswell, Sandy Springs, Milton, Alpharetta, Mountain Park and Johns Creek overwhelmingly voted to keep Senator Albers in office. At the single precinct that lies within Cherokee County, Sen. John Albers beat his Democrat challenger Akhtar Sadiq handedly with 2402 votes to 760 votes. In Fulton County, incumbent Senator Albers had an even larger margin to victory. He won 66% to Sadiq's 34% according to the Fulton County Elections office with nearly 60,000 votes cast. While holding a …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The constitutional amendment grants the state authority to approve charter schools, whether local school boards want them or not.
Georgia voters gave the state more authority over charter schools on Tuesday, passing a constitutional amendment empowering a commission to overrule local school districts that reject charter school petitions. With all counties fully reporting, the hotly contested amendment had support of 58.5 percent of voters. See selected county results below. It was an emotionally charged issue that in some ways united Georgians across political and demographic lines. A Peach Pundit poll from late October had found "no significant difference [in support] based on whether a voter is a Republican or a Democrat, a male or a female, or based on race." Camille Cottrell, an Emory University instructor and card-carrying Democrat, is an example of the …