On the is­sues

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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

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