Friday, June 18, 2010

More Atlanta Endorsements for Roy Barnes

Presser from the Barnes Campaign

Several more prominent metro Atlanta political leaders have joined the effort to elect Roy Barnes in the July 20 primary election.

More than two dozen metro Atlanta elected officials endorsed Barnes this week. They join Ambassador Andrew Young, former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, business leader Brooke Maynard-Jackson, former U.S. Senate candidate Jim Martin, philanthropist Anne Cox Chambers, CNN founder Ted Turner, and a long list of DeKalb County elected officials, including District Attorney Gwen Keyes Fleming, in supporting Barnes’ campaign for Governor.

“Roy understands the tough issues that Georgians are facing right now,” said state Senator Ron Ramsey. “People in Atlanta – and all over the state of Georgia – are unemployed and losing their homes to foreclosure. Roy has the experience and the knowledge to tackle these critical problems on day one of his administration.”

“For the past eight years, we have watched Georgia’s teachers and students struggle under the weight of furloughs and funding cuts,” said East Point Mayor Earnestine Pittman. “Enough is enough. Roy is the only one I trust to clean up the mess that has been made of public education in our state.”

When asked why she had decided to support Barnes in the July 20 primary election, Fulton County Commissioner Nancy Boxill remarked, “I like Roy’s common sense plan to make Georgia work. The problems we face are too great to be handled by an untested leader.”

Atlanta City Councilman Michael Bond agrees. “We simply do not have time to train another Governor,” said Bond.

Ambassador Andrew Young
Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin
Brooke Maynard-Jackson
Atlanta City Councilman Michael Bond
Atlanta City Councilwoman Keisha Bottoms
Atlanta City Councilman C.T. Martin
Atlanta City Councilwoman Joyce Shepard
Atlanta City Councilman Aaron Watson
Atlanta City Councilman H. Lamar Willis
Atlanta City Councilwoman Cleta Winslow
Atlanta City Councilman Ivory Young
City of Decatur School Board Chair Valarie Wilson
City of Decatur School Board Vice Chair Marc Wisniewski
City of Decatur School Board Member John Ahmann
City of Decatur School Board Member Bernadette Seals
Clarkston City Councilman Emanuel Ransom
Clayton County Commission Chairman Eldrin Bell
Clayton County Commissioner Wole Ralph
College Park Mayor Jack Longino
College Park City Councilman Joe Carn
College Park City Councilman Charles Phillips, Sr., Esq.
College Park City Councilwoman Tracey Wyatt
DeKalb County Commissioner Lee May
DeKalb County Commissioner Jeff Rader
DeKalb County Commissioner Connie Stokes
DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton
DeKalb County District Attorney Gwen Keyes Fleming
DeKalb County Solicitor General Robert James
DeKalb County School Board Member Jay Cunningham, Jr.
DeKalb County School Board Member Eugene P. Walker
DeKalb County School Board Member Zepora Roberts
DeKalb County School Board Member Sarah Copelin-Wood
East Point Mayor Earnestine Pittman
East Point City Councilman Steven Bennett
East Point City Councilwoman Sharonda Hubbard
East Point City Councilwoman Pat Langford
East Point City Councilman Clyde Mitchell
East Point City Councilman Lance Rhodes
East Point City Councilman Marcel L. Reed
East Point City Councilwoman Jacqueline Slaughter
Former DeKalb County CEO Liane Levetan
Former City of Decatur Mayor Elizabeth Wilson
Fulton County Commissioner Nancy Boxill
Fulton County Commissioner John Eaves
Fulton County Commissioner William “Bill” Edwards
Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell
Georgia State Representative Stephanie Stuckey Benfield
Georgia State Representative Roger Bruce
Georgia State Representative Karla Drenner
Georgia State Representative Rahn Mayo
Georgia State Representative Simone Bell
Georgia State Representative Michele Henson
Georgia State Representative Ernest “Coach” Williams
Georgia State Senator Gloria Butler
Georgia State Senator Vincent Fort
Georgia State Senator Steve Henson
Georgia State Senator Donzella James
Georgia State Senator Ron Ramsey
Georgia State Senator Nan Orrock
Georgia State Senator Horacena Tate
Lithonia City Councilwoman Doreen Carter

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