Tracey Austin (City Council District 6 Candidate)

10/9/2013, 12:10 p.m.
Tracey Austin (District 6 Candidate)

Campaign Web Site: VoteTraceyAustin.com

City of Residence: Atlanta


How have you served your district and the city best in the past?: More recently, I serve as the spokesperson and co-founder of Champions for Children - A group committed to promoting child safety and other children's issues founded in response to the tragedy that took place in Newtown, Connecticut.

If elected, what issues will you give highest priority to?: Issues related to Children, Government Services, Public Safety, and Sustainability

Level of Education: MBA

Name: Tracey Austin

Office Sought: Council Member District 6

Political Experience: federal, local campaign management; community and civic organizing; political leadership training

Prior Office(s) Held: N/A

Profession: Mother & Business Owner

What do you plan to accomplish during your term in office?: For Children: The passing of a "hands free" driving ordinance - no cellphone texting or talking while driving; Reduced speed limits on residential roads; prioritizing City resource allocation to settings with Children.

Also, improved government services - quality and delivery.

What is your vision for the future of Atlanta?: Through a strategic and formal process for the city to forge equitable public and private partnerships, along with other progressive funding mechanisms, I envision Atlanta a model city for Safety and Sustainability – operating efficiently and continuing to enhance the quality of life for its children and residents.

What specific strengths do you bring to the position you seek?: I am a mother, committed and familiar with the issues related to the needs of children and families; Also, a business owner with over 15 years of experience running and owning a business and 5 years of experience advising other business owners on business development, planning and growth.