Lo­cal can­di­dates par­tic­i­pate in Cham­ber’s Gen­eral Municipal Elec­tion Po­lit­i­cal Fo­rum

Calhoun Times - - FRONT PAGE - By Brandi Owczarz

The 2017 Gen­eral Municipal Elec­tion Po­lit­i­cal Fo­rum, spon­sored by the Gor­don County Cham­ber of Com­merce Gov­ern­men­tal Af­fairs Com­mit­tee. was held on Thurs­day, Oct. 12 at the Down­town De­pot in Cal­houn.

Only five can­di­dates fielded ques­tions from mod­er­a­tor Jesse Vaughn, of Vaughn & Cle­ments, LLC. The can­di­dates who par­tic­i­pated in the fo­rum in­clude: Cal­houn City Coun­cil Post 3 in­cum­bent coun­cil­man Matt Barton and chal­lenger Ge­orge Crow­ley; Cal­houn City Coun­cil Post 4 can­di­dates Ed Moyer and Alvin Long (can­di­date Ray Den­mon did not par­tic­i­pate); and Town of Re­saca Coun­cil Post 3 can­di­date Randy Bar­ron (can­di­dates Mitch Reed and Michael Austin did not par­tic­i­pate.

Be­low are some of the ques­tions and an­swers from the City of Cal­houn can­di­dates. The fo­rum was shown live on the City of Cal­houn’s YouTube chan­nel and can be viewed in its en­tirety at https://youtu. be/ Nnke5o­geA84 or by search­ing “Gor­don County Cham­ber of Com­merce Can­di­dates’ Fo­rum 10-12-2017” on the City of Cal­houn, GA YouTube Chan­nel.

Cal­houn City Coun­cil Post 3

What makes you the best can­di­date for this po­si­tion?

Ge­orge Crow­ley- “I was on the City Coun­cil for 12 years. While I was on the City Coun­cil, I served on GMA (Gen­eral Municipal As­so­ci­a­tion) Board of Di­rec­tors and also on their Leg­isla­tive Pol­icy Coun­cil. What the LPC does is set the leg­isla­tive poli­cies for cities in Ge­or­gia. I was on the (city) school board for 16 years, and dur­ing that time, I was chair­man of the school board for 15 years. I have also been the chair­man of the Gor­don County Hospi­tal Au­thor­ity, dur­ing the time the hospi­tal moved from its old lo­ca­tion to where it is now on Red Bud Road. I was part of that board when it was built and later sold to the Adventist Health Sys­tem. I’ve served as chair­man of Gor­don County Cham­ber of


Run­ning for Cal­houn City Coun­cil Post 3 are in­cum­bent Matt Barton (left) and Ge­orge Crow­ley (right).

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