On the issues
Sims and Girtz, who did not respond to interview requests, have been characterized as conservative and progressive, respectively, with Knight falling in the middle.
“Local government should be inclusive and not allow national political rhetoric to get in the way of making our community a better place,” Knight told Georgia Voice. “I’m an independent and have looked at each issue individually to develop a strategy best-suited for that issue.”
Sims is Clarke County’s longest-serving commissioner, and is also a deacon at East Friendship Baptist Church. Though his website does not list specific platform points, he’s made a few while out-and-about campaigning. According to the independent Flagpole Magazine, Sims made a case for expanding services into the rural areas of Clarke County, saying that “you cannot and should not have a future plotted by those who barely appreciate where [you] live and could hardly find it on a map.”
According to his website, when it comes to supporting any policies, Sims has five criteria he looks at: ensuring the county has adequate funds for it; evaluating possible pros and cons;
March 30, 2018