Category Archives: State Rep. Ed Rynders

LaVista Hills Cityhood Proposal Moves Forward, despite Border Disputes

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With additional reporting by Barbara Payne.   (APN) ATLANTA — Voter referenda for proposed cities of LaVista Hills and Tucker, both in north DeKalb County, are moving forward to be on the November 2015 ballot, despite a conflict between the proposed maps for LaVista Hills and City of Atlanta annexation of Druid Hills neighborhood.   City of Atlanta annexation efforts […]

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Cityhood Bills “Cross Over” for Tucker, LaVista Hills, South Fulton

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(APN) ATLANTA — Three proposed cityhood referenda bills–Tucker, La Vista Hills, and South Fulton–are zooming through the General Assembly.  All three bills have passed the Georgia House in advance of last Friday’s Crossover Day, which was March 13, 2015, and are up for consideration by the Georgia Senate.   The cityhood bills were introduced on Monday, March 02, 2015; passed […]

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Bill to Restrict Early Voting in Georgia Passes House Committee (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) ATLANTA — A Georgia House subcommittee and committee have both voted to approve a bill, HB 194, that would reduce early voting from 21 days to 12 days.   The Governmental Affairs Committee voted yesterday, Wednesday, February 11, 2015, to approve the bill.   The Election Subcommittee vited Monday, February 09, five to one to approve HB 194.  State […]

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Bill Would Reduce Minor Party Petition Requirements to Two Percent


(APN) ATLANTA — State Rep. John Pezold (R-Fortson) has introduced HB 58, the Ballot Access Reform Act, of 2015.   The bill would reduce the number of candidate petition signatures required for independent and minor party (“political body”) candidates seeking non-statewide offices–such as U.S. Congress, State Legislature, and County Commission–from five percent of registered voters, to two percent of actual […]

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