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Albers, Price Win New Terms; Bond Referendum Approved

Local incumbents keeps their seats in the State Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.

It was a long night Tuesday, but when the votes were all totaled U.S. Congressman Tom Price, Sen. John Albers and the Roswell bond referendum all came out on top.

With 65.24 percent of the approval vote, the Roswell bond referendum passed rather easily. The $14.7 million set to be borrowed by the city has been promised by local leaders to fund transportation improvements at Ga 400/Holcomb Bridge Road, a new fire station and an indoor aquatic center, among other items.

Republican Price defeated Democratic opponent Jeff Kazanow with 64.34 percent of the vote in the U.S. Representative District 6 race. Albers, also a Republican, bested Democrat Akhtar Sadiq with 65.62 percent of the vote in the State Senate District 56 race.

Albers told Patch in his next term he has three specific initiatives he'll focus on:

  1. The systematic reduction and elimination of the Georgia income tax - trading it in for fair consumption taxes
  2. Real traffic and transportation solutions - without adding any new taxes
  3. Make Georgia the national leader in natural gas - moving the state away from foreign dependency on oil

State House District Republican incumbent Harry Geisinger faced no challenger in the race for his District 48 seat. He received 97.80 percent of the vote.

Both Albers and Price will each serve for another two-year term.

dave shipyard November 07, 2012 at 01:05 PM
Another term for Price-unopposed! Mr. Price- Can you even attempt to work with the President for the next term? You constantly vote against the other party. Are you playing partisan politics and riding your position with no competitors in sight? Or will you really put some effort into the issues and give them your own voice?
FRACKING ALERT November 07, 2012 at 01:40 PM
ATTENTION VOTERS!! FRACKING coming to your backyard, courtesy of another palm greasing lobby. "Albers told Patch in his next term he has three specific initiatives he'll focus on:... 3.Make Georgia the national leader in natural gas - moving the state away from foreign dependency on oil".
janet h russell November 07, 2012 at 03:57 PM
The Bond Referendum passed. So will all of those who think it is just fine to spend more money on projects, make sure that the City council actually uses that money for the projects listed. You had no guarantee. And for the 5,000 addresses in Roswell who got slapped with a 16.2million dollar bond without our consent, you now are in a pact with the city for over 30 million dollars in a loan. Did you think about that when you voted? The City did its very best to not let you have a choice . City council voted unanimously for something we don't need anymore. Since only 1 of them get their water from the City, they had no dog in the hunt , they didn't care about us.
janet h russell November 07, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Dear Mr. Albers, There are some of us who would like to see you represent all of us not just your Republican buddies and voters. Please make your newsletter for everyone not just touting your own agenda. As for Mr. Price, I gave up on him a long time ago. Harry Geisinger will remain invisible until the next go around then he will appear in the newspaper reading to little school children in a photo. Gotta love the Republicans in our city.
Betty Price November 11, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Tom Price actually sustained a superb victory considering the 6th congressional district now has 200,000 new voters in DeKalb County thanks to redistricting. fortunately, the vast number of people overall see him for the fair minded, solution oriented person that he is. His margin in his old senate district was much higher than the final vote percentage, which offset the new territory challenges.
janet h russell November 11, 2012 at 07:04 PM
Well spoken as a good spouse, Mrs. Price. I am sure you are proud of your husband.
Betty Price November 12, 2012 at 12:50 AM
I'm very happy for him that he is able to respond to the call to serve our district this way. Proud? I hope not. " A man's pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor." Proverbs 29:23

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