Category Archives: elections

APS Privatization at Stake in Four Board Run-off Elections

(APN) ATLANTA — Eight candidates have advanced into four Run-off races for Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education (APS BOE), Districts 5 and 6 and At-Large Seats 8 and 9.  At least two of those candidates–Eshe Collins (District 6) and Jason Esteves (Seat 9)–appear to be very pro-charter.     With the reelection of Courtney English (Seat 8), and the […]

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Mayor Reed Loses Nod Squad in 2013 Council Elections

(APN) ATLANTA — Two incumbent Atlanta City Councilmembers, Aaron Watson (Post 2-at-large) and Lamar Willis (Post 3-at-large), were sent home in last night’s City of Atlanta Municipal Elections.       Meanwhile, progressives Natalyn Archibong (District 5) and Felicia Moore (District 9) were reelected.  Archibong had three challengers, while Moore had two challengers including one backed by Mayor Kasim Reed. […]

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Enterkin, District 5 Challenger, Has Cell Tower, Billboard Interests (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — Christian Enterkin, one of the three candidates currently challenging Atlanta City Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong (District 5) in next Tuesday’s Municipal Elections, has a professional interest in the placement and leasing of cell phone towers and billboards, two issues of importance to Atlantans.     Archibong is the most progressive Member of the Council, according to the APN […]

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Ricardo Mosby Uses Free Computer to Entice Voters in District 9

(APN) ATLANTA — Ricardo Mosby, the candidate backed by Mayor Kasim Reed in the District 9 Atlanta City Council race, has been using the promise of a free computer to entice voters, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.     Last Saturday, October 19, 2013 Mosby held a Family Fun day at his Campaign Headquarters, where he gave away a free […]

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Jones Drops Council Bid, Endorses Archibong in Atlanta District 5

(APN) ATLANTA — Jon Jones, a candidate for the Atlanta City Council District 5 seat currently held by Natalyn Archibong, has dropped out of the race with only three weeks left.     Archibong–the most progressive member of the Council, according to the APN Atlanta City Councilmember Scorecard–faced four challengers in this November’s General Election, including Christian Enterkin, Jones, John […]

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APN Full Endorsements: APS BOE 2013

(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Progressive News Board of Directors has completed its full endorsement list for Atlanta City Council and Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education (APS BOE) for 2013.     To date, we have already announced several endorsements, along with full explanations.  This list includes all endorsements for APS BOE, including ones already announced and ones that […]

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APN Full Endorsements: Atlanta Council 2013

(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Progressive News Board of Directors has completed its full endorsement list for Atlanta City Council and Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education for 2013.     To date, we have already announced several endorsements, along with full explanations.  This list includes all endorsements for City Council, including ones already announced and ones that are being […]

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Austin, Wan (District 6) Compared on Atlanta Council Issues

(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan (District 6)–who has been a staunch enemy of public comment; who demanded that Atlanta taxpayers pay for his legal representation for his perceived right to a secret vote [later losing a Supreme Court of Georgia ruling in a case brought by APN’s News Editor–the present writer]; who oversaw questionable funds accrual and […]

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Welsh, Smith (District 1) Compared on Atlanta Council Issues

(APN) ATLANTA — There are some significant differences between the voting record of Atlanta City Councilwoman Carla Smith (District 1), and how challenger Robert Welsh would have voted on the issues.     BAR HOURS     Smith supported changing bar closing hours to make bars close earlier, at 3am, in 2003.  In 2011, Smith opposed changing them to 4am. […]

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Lawrence, Brewster, Norman Respond to APS Candidate Questionnaire

(APN) ATLANTA — The deadline has passed for candidates for Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education (APS BOE) to respond to the Atlanta Progressive News candidate questionnaire.  This article contains the remaining unpublished candidate responses, which are from Charles Lawrence, District 5 candidate; Eddie Lee Brewster, Seat 9 candidate; and Sean Norman, Seat 9 candidate.     APN sent the […]

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Meister, Bowman Respond to APS BOE Questionnaire

(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education (APS BOE) District 4 candidates, including incumbent Nancy Meister and challenger Taryn Bowman, both responded to a candidate questionnaire from Atlanta Progressive News.   APS BOE District 4 covers Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhoods.   Meister began serving in 2010 and was one of the five Board Members who, in 2010, voted to […]

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APN Endorsements Pt. 3: Muhammad APS D1, Simama S7, Briscoe-Brown S8

(APN) ATLANTA — The Board of Directors of Atlanta Progressive News is pleased to announce our third round of endorsements for Atlanta Municipal Elections 2013.     Previously, we have endorsed for City Council races: Rev. Darrion Fletcher (District 3 – incumbent Ivory Young), Natalyn Archibong (District 5), Felicia Moore (District 9), Ron Shakir (District 11 – incumbent Keisha Lance […]

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Attacks Begin in Post 3 Willis/Dickens Council Race

  (APN) ATLANTA — The attacks have begun to fly in the Post 3-at-large race, where embattled incumbent Lamar Willis is facing a challenge from newcomer Andre Dickens.   Willis is one of the least progressive members of the Atlanta City Council, with a score of 36.84 out of 100 on the APN City Council Scorecard.  Willis has a history […]

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APN Endorsements Pt. 2: Norwood Post 2, Shakir D11, Fletcher D3

  (APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Progressive News Board of Directors is pleased to announce our second round of municipal candidate endorsements for 2013. Last week, we endorsed two progressive incumbents on the City Council of Atlanta who are facing challengers: Natalyn Archibong (District 5) and Felicia Moore (District 9). This week, we are endorsing three candidates who are posing […]

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