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John Paul Michalik (City Council District 5 Candidate)

10/9/2013, 12:11 p.m.
John Paul Michalik (District 5 Candidate)
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John Paul Michalik (City Council District 5 Candidate)

John Paul Michalik, candidate for Atlanta City Council District 5. Election Tuesday Novemebr 5, 2013.

The Atlanta Voice and the Atlanta Housing Association of Neighborhood-based Developers (AHAND) held a non-partisan Candidate Forum on Community Development on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Georgia State University.

For more info on Michalik, visit: http://theatlantavoice.com/news/2013/oct/09/john-paul-michalik-district-5/

John Paul Michalik, candidate for Atlanta City Council District 5. Election Tuesday Novemebr 5, 2013. The Atlanta Voice and the Atlanta Housing Association of Neighborhood-based Developers (AHAND) held a non-partisan Candidate Forum on Community Development on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Georgia State University. For more info on Michalik, visit: http://theatlantavoice.com/news/2013/oct/09/john-paul-michalik-district-5/

Campaign Web Site: WWW.GROWATLANTA.ORG

City of Residence: ATLANTA

E-Mail: JP@GROWATLANTA.ORG

How have you served your district and the city best in the past?: I have worked with community leaders and city officials to address quality of life issues head on. Protecting the public has been and always will be my number one priority.

If elected, what issues will you give highest priority to?: Criminal justice and public school systems need the most attention. I will provide creative input and feasible solutions so that we can take a step forward towards progress.

Level of Education: BACHELOR DEGREE INDUSTRIAL DESIGN GEORGIA TECH

Name: JOHN PAUL MICHALIK

Office Sought: ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 5

Political Experience: NEIGHBORHOOD PRESIDENT

Prior Office(s) Held: PRESIDENT OLD FOURTH WARD & SWEET AUBURN NEIGHBORHOOD DISTRICT

Profession: DESIGNER

What do you plan to accomplish during your term in office?: Work with those in charge to come up with effective, creative, elegant solutions to our public safety and public school issues. A little determination goes a long way and, working together, we can grow Atlanta.

What is your vision for the future of Atlanta?: A city where families don’t pack up and leave because of public safety concerns and a poorly run school system.

What specific strengths do you bring to the position you seek?: Intrinsic ability to solve complex problems with simple solutions. Coupled with a fierce determination to stand up and withstand the most intense challenges.