Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Who is Carl Camon & why he should be taken seriously by Georgia Democrats?

Ray City Georgia is a small, sleepy town just north of Valdosta in Berrien County. Population. is less than 900 people and you would think why am I talking about Ray City Ga? Well there is a democratic candidate who is vying to become the next CEO of this great state. His name is Carl Camon, a 40 year old young democrat who hails from South Georgia. Carl has done numerous things i his life & achieved great success wherever he's been. He served 10 Yrs in the United States Airforce & Airforce Reserves. He was selected to a supervisory position at the age of 20 yrs old. His service in the military taught him to approach things from a different angle.
He has served for two terms as a city councilman and is currently serving his fifth term as the first African-American Mayor of Ray City. As mayor, he helped start the first Pre-K program in the State of Georgia operated by a municipality. He founded the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Institute of Ray City, and the Mayor and Council’s Education Initiative Scholarship. He was appointed by Governor Roy Barnes in 2002 to serve a four-year term on the County & Municipal Probation Advisory Council, where he also served as chairman. He has served as Chairman of the Mayor’s Motorcade for the Southern Region of Georgia, Chairman of the Environment & Natural Resources Policy Committee and as a member of the Budget Committee, and Executive Committee for Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), located in Atlanta, Georgia. He was also selected to serve as a member of GMA’s Training Board.

He was instrumental in acquiring a total of nearly three million dollars in grant funds for the Ray City Pre-K, the Ray City Fire Department, the Ray City Water & Sewer Department, and for downtown development during his tenure as mayor. He declared war against drugs in his community and was awarded a grant for $30,000.00 for surveillance equipment, to help in the fight against drug dealers and drug activity. He was selected as one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s “40 Under 40” Rising Stars in Georgia.

Carl not only has served his local community in Ray City, he also has worked at various levels at the state and national levels.
At the State Level, he has served on numerous committees:
Served as Chairman of The State of Georgia’s County & Municipal Probation Advisory Council

Served As Statewide Chairman of Georgia Municipal Association’s Environment & Natural Resources Committee, and Served on Board of Directors, Budget Committee, and Executive Committee

Served on Board of Directors for the Southeast Georgia Regional Development Center

Served as a Statewide Judge for the Georgia Municipal Association’s “If I were Mayor… Contest”

Drafted Initial Legislation To Help Protect Teachers From False Accusations And Associated Consequences
On the National Level:
Honorary Chairman of the Business Advisory Council – Washington, D.C.

Traveled to the Pentagon in Support of Moody Air Force Base

Selected as Civic Leader Tour Member and Traveled on Military Aircraft to the Air Force Academy in Colorado & Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada in support of Moody Air Force Base

Honorary 347th Group Commander for Moody Air Force Base
He's Carl in his own words:

My vision of hope for Georgia encompasses common sense ideals, centered on traditional values enveloped within a strong moral foundation. I envision the future of Georgia as a spectrum of light divided into many wonderful colors of hope; colors that are representative of every man, woman, boy, and girl, who resides within our state. The very core of who we are as Georgians rests upon these principles. Our dedication to maintaining a strong democracy demands that we safeguard these ideals for the present and future generations.
His platform includes:
Improve & Strengthen Education
Restore Economic Stability
Support Law Enforcement Efforts
Fulfillment Of Statewide Transportation
The creation of Georgia Families Initiative
I have met Carl on numerous occasions, last week at the Houton County Democratic Rally & he has a vision that a diversified Georgia with a bold, new approach to building a sound economy, an approach that promotes fisacl responsibility, accountability & transparency at every branch of state government. This is a man, if given a chance can really make a serious case why he should not only be the democratic nominee, but become the next governor of Georgia. He's just as qualified to become the next governor of Georgia than any other candidate in the race, republican or democrat. Go to his website www.camonforgovernor,com to learn more about Carl Camon.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Saw him down in Clinch County a couple of months ago & yes this man can make some noise if the democratic party establishment doesn't shut him out. I would like to see run for Lt. Governor.

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