What is your name? *

Richard N Wright

What is your age? *

44

What is your occupation? *

CPA

What is your city of residence? *

Atlanta

How many years in public service? *

0

List your Community/Civic Affiliations: *

Hosea Williams Feed the Hungry

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? *

I am running to improve the lives of every citizen of Atlanta from Buckhead to Bankhead. Atlanta needs a leader with a financial background, who can make sure city resources are used in an efficient way. A leader with new ideas on how to fight crime, realizing that crime is a product of systemic poverty. Rebuilding relationships with stakeholders.

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

As a CPA who has worked in Corporate American as well as owned my own CPA, I know what it means to be fiscally responsible. I have worked in large organizations and with small businesses. Transparency is accomplished by communicating with stakeholders. That is the same for large and small companies. We need a leader who can fiscally guide us.

Why are you the best candidate for this position? *

I have the ability to lead. Leaders hire other leaders and empower them to make decisions. Leaders give power because they know that is that is the only way to get power.

What do you think your constituents need the most? *

Leadership. Someone who will lead the city forward. A leader who will make sure our way forward is equitable for every Atlanta. A leader who will stand up form what’s right when it’s unpopular.

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

I bring a new voice with a new vision for Atlanta. It’s hard to move forward looking back. My vision to rebuild the mayor’s relationship with the citizens, APD and city council is about moving forward. Creating opportunities for every citizen is about moving forward. Fiscally leading Atlanta in a way that gives the Biden and Kemp administrations confidence in Atlanta leadership.

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

Creating a Affordable Housing Czar. Mandatory quarterly reporting to stakeholders in the city of Atlanta (MD&A and report card) Creating accelerated MBA program for minority entrepreneurs

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

Hire the a diverse and knowledgeable cabinet. Analyze the current financial situation. Implement quarterly reporting with the 1st report along with quarterly. MD&A and report card after the 90th day Set Framework for repairing and establishing relationships with key stakeholders. Hire 250 Quality police officers. Created 100 for 100 program Accelerated MBA Program Meet with every NPU Chair

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