What is your name? *

Michael Julian Bond

What is your age? *


What is your occupation? *

Graphic Artist; Consultant; Elected Official

What is your city of residence? *


How many years in public service? *

20 years

List your Community/Civic Affiliations: *

American Diabetes Assn; Atlanta Metro YMCA; Leadership Atlanta; Regional Leadership Institute; NAABAR Temple #128; NAACP; St. James #4 Prince Hall Lodge; Westside Future Fund Board

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


What is the position you are running for? *

Post One At-Large, Atlanta City Council

Why are you running for office? *

I believe in my hometown of Atlanta–her causes, purpose and promise–and I remain committed to serving the people of Atlanta as an elected official & community advocate. There’s more work to be done to make our city equitable for all citizens and I want to continue fighting for these necessary advancements.

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

My experience as an elected official affords me extensive and practical government knowledge. As a proven elected leader, I will build on my previous public service accomplishments for the betterment of all Atlantans.

Why are you the best candidate for this position? *

My record of historic investments in underserved neighborhoods, fighting for environmental justice, public safety and housing best qualify me. I can take office in 2022 without a need for training.

What do you think your constituents need the most? *

Effective public safety & community-based policing; affordable & workforce housing

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

Without casting aspersions upon predecessors, I have worked to elevate the service I render on behalf of the citizens of Atlanta as a moral and duty-bound calling on my life.

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

Public Safety; Workforce Housing/Homeless; Environmental Justice (Lead Remediation)

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

I plan to push for the implementation of the Public Safety Parks Plan (VIC cameras, dedicated officers-standardized patrols); surplus properties for affordable housing initiative; and sustainability initiatives that I have already authorized through legislation.

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