Goodwill of North Georgia Board of Directors, Georgia Tech Alumni Board of Directors, an Alumnus of Leadership Atlanta, member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc.; deacon of New Horizon Baptist Church
Where can voters find you online? (social media links & website) *
I’ve dedicated my life to improving our city, and I’m running to ensure that our government works for everyone. Atlanta is facing many unique challenges, but I was made for this moment. From my training in engineering and economic development, to my experience as a small business owner, I’ve been preparing to lead our city forward.
In what ways do you believe your experience will assist you in your position, if elected? *
I was born and raised in Atlanta and I’ve served as a neighborhood president, as a leader in civic organizations, and for 8 years on City Council. These experiences have given me a breadth of knowledge about our community. I’ve already been a leader on the important issues, and I will continue to lead on those issues when I become Mayor.
Why are you the best candidate for this position? *
As an engineer, I am a problem solver by nature. Atlanta needs a leader to get to the root of the issue, and there is no one in this race better than me to do that job.
What do you think your constituents need the most? *
Atlantans need to know that their Mayor is above reproach. Voters want to remove the cloud of corruption from City Hall. Atlanta needs a Mayor focused on rebuilding the trust with the community.
What would you do differently than the predecessor in the position/office you’re running for? *
The first difference will be to a more hands-on and visible mayor. I plan to be involved in all aspects of the city and let the people and the city staff know that they have a mayor who wants to be involved. In addition, I intend to build a better relationship with our state leaders. We need a relationship with those at the Capitol to ensure that we can work together to move Atlanta forward.
What are the three (legislative) issues you will address, if elected? *
The three greatest issues currently affecting the City of Atlanta are public safety, income inequality, and infrastructure.
If elected, what is your plan of action the first 100 days in office? *
My first effort will be to recruit and hire knowledgeable and passionate individuals who are full of integrity. Second, I plan to implement an audit of all constituent facing services to identify and eliminate inefficiencies to provide better customer and constituent services. Lastly, I want to begin implementing my SAFE Streets Atlanta plan to reduce violent crime.
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