Barnes backs Watson in Post 2 At-Large run-off


Former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes announced Monday his endorsement of Aaron Watson over Amir Farokhi in the Atlanta City Council Post 2 At-Large Dec. 1 run-off.

“I feel very enthusiastic about endorsing Aaron Watson for Atlanta City Council At-Large, mostly because I know he cares about everyday folks, the ones who most need their voices heard in city government,” Barnes said in a Watson campaign press release. “Aaron and his work are familiar to the Atlanta community. I’ve known him for a long while.  I know that he brings a practical, no-nonsense approach to helping people and reforming government.”

“Aaron was a reformer while on the Atlanta Public School board and he improved the quality of education children received,” Barnes added. “I know he’ll bring that efficient and effective approach to the city council, too.”

Watson has received some interesting endorsements as of late. Former Republican candidate for Georgia governor and U.S. Senate Guy Milner announced his endorsement on Friday.

“I’ve watched Aaron’s career for many years, while Aaron was president of the Atlanta Board of Education, while he was on the Atlanta Housing Authority Board, and on the Atlanta Development Authority board and I long ago came to a conclusion about him: Aaron Watson understands the matters of governance,” Millner said in a campaign press release. “I’m a businessman and I know effective leadership when I see it. Aaron knows how to take in the facts and how to make tough decisions.”

Former Post 2 At-Large candidate Weslee Knapp announced Nov. 11 his Watson endorsement.

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