Category Archives: State Rep. Kathy Ashe

MARTA Workers Fight Privatization of Paratransit, Face Retaliation (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — On Thursday, November 06, 2014, the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transit Authority is likely to greenlight a bidding process for private contractors to take over MARTA Mobility, the paratransit service for elders and people with disabilities.   The Amalgamated Transit Union, representing well over half of MARTA‚Äôs full-time workers, has escalated efforts to […]

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Former State Rep. Mable Thomas Running for Ashe’s Former Seat

(APN) ATLANTA — Former State Rep. “Able” Mable Thomas, who previously served in the State House of Representatives, will be running for the seat of former State Rep. Kathy Ashe (D-Atlanta), the candidate told Atlanta Progressive News. Due to redistricting, Thomas was recently redistricted into Ashe’s District, which is District 56.   “I decided to run based on my sense […]

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Ken Britt Running for former Rep. Ashe’s Seat

(APN) ATLANTA — Ken Britt, a political operative and former Executive Director of the Alston & Bird law firm, is running for the State House District 56 seat, the seat currently held by State Rep. Kathy Ashe (D-Atlanta), who is retiring. Britt served in leadership roles on the campaigns of Alex Wan for City Council District 6 and Joan Garder […]

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Kathy Ashe Retires from State House

State Rep. Kathy Ashe (D-Atlanta), a former Republican-turned Democrat who recently headed up the Fulton County delegation to the House, has resigned.   Dear Friends, I want you to be among the first to know of a difficult decision I have made: I will not run for re-election this year. While I am confident that I could win with hard […]

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