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APN Candidate Questionnaire: Former State Rep. Ralph Long, III, Post 3-at-large

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal Elections, this article presents Post 3-at-large candidate former State Rep. Ralph Long, III; and his questionnaire responses to Atlanta Progressive News.   Former State Rep. Long (D-Atlanta) served in the State House District 61 seat from 2009 to 2013.   In 2012, when the Republican-controlled Georgia […]

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APN Candidate Questionnaire: Doug Williams, District 5

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal Elections, this article presents District 5 candidate Doug Williams and his questionnaire responses to Atlanta Progressive News.   Williams founded and ran a nonprofit organization, the East Lake Farmers Market and Urban Farm, for six years.    According to the Georgia Secretary of State’s website, Williams […]

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Felicia Moore’s Decade of Unrecorded Votes, Opposing Transparency

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(APN) ATLANTA — Council President Felicia A. Moore has staked her campaign for Mayor of Atlanta on transparency; however, as Committee on Council Chair, Moore conducted a secret vote in 2010 that led to a Georgia Supreme Court ruling that secret votes were unlawful in Georgia; and today, as Council President, she has presided over the adoption and reaffirmation of […]

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APN Candidate Questionnaire: Sherry B. Williams, Post 3-at-large

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal Elections, this article presents Post 3-at-large candidate Sherry B. Williams, and her questionnaire responses to Atlanta Progressive News.   Williams has served as the District 38 Liaison for State Sen. Horacena Tate (D-Atlanta) from 2013 to 2014; and again in 2021.   Williams has served on […]

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Shipman Lacks Details, Archibong Unfavorable on Council President Role

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(APN) ATLANTA — Doug Shipman, a candidate for City Council President of the City of Atlanta in the November 2021 Municipal Elections, offered general support for public comment and democratic participation in his interview with Atlanta Progressive News.   However, Shipman’s most glaring challenge is his lack of knowledge of Council process and Council history; and his inability to offer […]

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Dickens Slashed Public Comment, Backed Opacity on Council

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(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta City Councilman Andre Dickens (Post 3-at-large) has recently been endorsed by several progressive leaders in Atlanta in his campaign for Mayor of Atlanta; however, while on Council he repeatedly slashed public comment opportunities on housing and public safety as Chair of the committees with oversight of those issues; and he supported the City Council’s ongoing practices […]

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APN Candidate Questionnaire: Jodi Merriday, Post 3-at-large

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  (APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal Elections, this article presents Post 3-at-large candidate, Jodi Merriday and her questionnaire responses to Atlanta Progressive News.   Merriday was a member of the leadership team recruited to support Atlanta Public Schools (APS) following the cheating scandal, and she established the Ombudsman’s Office at APS.  […]

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Council Candidate Bacote Responds to APN, Ethics Issues

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(APN) ATLANTA — Samuel Bacote, a candidate for Atlanta City Council District 5, responded to an article appearing in Atlanta Progressive News regarding his support for certain tax breaks during his time of service on the Fulton County Development Authority.   Bacote requested an interview, but after learning that APN was looking into ethics issues involving his receipt of excessive […]

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APN Candidate Questionnaire: Rogelio Arcila, District 4

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal Elections, this article presents District 4 candidate Rogelio Arcila and his questionnaire responses to Atlanta Progressive News.   Arcila, a socialist candidate, is endorsed by the Atlanta chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America.   https://atldsa.org/2021/03/28/atlanta-democratic-socialists-of-america-atl-dsa-endorses-rogelio-arcila-for-atlanta-city-council-district-4/   Arcila is cofounder of Defund APD Refund Communities, an […]

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APN Candidate Questionnaire: Kim Scott, District 4 (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal Elections, this article presents District 4 candidate Kimberly “Kim” Scott and her questionnaire responses to Atlanta Progressive News.   District 4 incumbent Cleta Winslow (District 4) this year, as usual, faces several challengers, including Rogelio Arcila; Larry B. Carter; Jason Dozier; Scott; Ahmad Sylvester; and “Sister” […]

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APN Candidate Questionnaire: Samuel Bacote, III; District 5, Atlanta Council

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  (APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal Elections, this article presents District 5 candidate Samuel Bacote, III (pronounced “Ba-coat”) and his questionnaire responses to Atlanta Progressive News.   As a Board Member and the former Treasurer of the Development Authority of Fulton County, Bacote defended and supported a practice of giving controversial tax […]

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APN Candidate Questionnaire: Mandy Mahoney, District 5

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal Elections, this article presents District 5 candidate Amanda “Mandy” Schmitt Mahoney and her questionnaire responses to Atlanta Progressive News.   Incumbent Natalyn Archibong (District 5) is running for Council President, making the District 5 seat one of several open seats on the Council in the 2021 […]

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APN Candidate Questionnaire: Liliana Bakhtiari; District 5

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal Elections, this article presents District 5 candidate Liliana Bakhtiari and her questionnaire responses to Atlanta Progressive News.   APN published an interview in late 2020 with Bakhtiari when she announced that she would run again for District 5.     https://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2020/10/17/liliana-bakhtiari-to-re-challenge-councilwoman-archibong-in-2021/   Later, incumbent Natalyn Archibong (District […]

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Ordinance Seeks to Increase Affordability on Atlanta Beltline

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(APN) ATLANTA — On Wednesday, September 08, 2021, Atlanta City Councilman Andre Dickens (Post 3-at-large), a candidate for Mayor of Atlanta, introduced an ordinance aimed at increasing housing affordability in new housing developments located within the Atlanta Beltline Overlay District.   The Atlanta Beltline is a circle of paths, some already in place and some in planning, around the City […]

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Candidate Questionnaire: Jason Winston, Atlanta Council District 1

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal Elections, this article presents District 1 candidate Jason Winston and his questionnaire responses to Atlanta Progressive News.    Councilmember Carla Smith announced she would not seek re-election in May 2021.   https://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2021/05/11/atlanta-council-district-1-race-wide-open-after-smith-retires/   The five candidates qualifying are Clarence Blalock, Nathan Clubb, Russell Hopson, Kelly-Jeanne Lee, […]

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