Georgia STAND UP Releases 2009 Candidate Scorecard


The Georgia STAND-UP Alliance, a think and work tank for working families, released its scorecard for candidates running for Atlanta offices on Thursday.

The Alliance held two candidate forums, one in September for city council candidates and one earlier this month for mayoral and city council president candidates. Though all candidates were invited, not all attended.

Those who attended the forums ranked the candidates’ responses to critical questions on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the lowest score and 5 being the highest.

In the mayoral race, Kasim Reed averaged 4.34, Jesse Spikes averaged 3.51, and Peter Brownlowe averaged 1.55. Mary Norwood, Lisa Borders, and Kyle Keyser did not attend.

City Council president contender Ceasar Mitchell scored a 4.29. Clair Muller did not attend.

In the Post 3 At-Large contest, challenger Shelitha Robinson edged out incumbent H. Lamar Willis 4.03 to 3.99. District 4 challenger LaShawn Hoffman topped incumbent Cleta Winslow 3.63 to 3.29.

In the crowded District 11 race to replace outgoing Jim Maddox, Ray Abram scored 3.58, just ahead of Juanita Smith’s 3.52.

Click here to see the full results.

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