What is your name? *

Mark Hammad
What is your age? *
38

What is your occupation? *

Consultant

What is your city of residence? *

Atlanta

How many years in public service? *

0

List your Community/Civic Affiliations: *

N/A

Where can voters find you online? (social media links & website) *

What is the position you are running for? *

Mayor

Why are you running for office? *

We are facing some very serious issues here in Atlanta. Crime is out of control, our infrastructure in crumbling, and Buckhead wants to leave the city. Through all of this, our elected officials have been absent – the mayor has checked out and council members are too busy running for re-election.

In what ways do you believe your experience will assist you in your position, if elected? *

There are two key elements of my experience that will help me succeed. The first is my drive to overcome any challenges presented. The second key element that will help me succeed is my ethics. Ethics is a deep personal belief of mine and I will bring this to the Mayors office.

Why are you the best candidate for this position? *

First, I listen to the citizens and value their input. Too many citizens feel unheard by the city and feel that their input is not being valued by the city.

What do you think your constituents need the most? *

The constituents in Atlanta need a leader. We need someone who is decisive, who will act, and someone who is clear in their intentions. Given the issues present, this is urgently needed.

What would you do differently than the predecessor in the position/office you’re running for? *

The city needs leadership right now. The last two years have been very difficult and there are divisions within the city. We need a leader who can help bring unity to the city. Further, we need a leader who puts our citizens over politics. I am running as a non-partisan candidate and I have no allegiance to any party or political ideology.

What are the three (legislative) issues you will address, if elected? *

My three legislative issues are crime, basic city services, and homelessness. I will pursue more consistent judicial outcomes and ensure that criminals have accountability and victims see justice.

If elected, what is your plan of action the first 100 days in office? *

My first 100 days will be spent focused on my three priorities. These are crime, basic city services, and homelessness. We have to get the crime under control. It’s prompting residents and businesses to flee the city and creating a dangerous environment for those who choose to live and work in the city.
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