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