What is your name? *

Roosevelt Searles III

What is your age? *


What is your occupation? *

Business Owner

What is your city of residence? *


How many years in public service? *


List your Community/Civic Affiliations: *

The National Fresh Start & Assistance Institute

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

What is the position you are running for? *


Why are you running for office? *


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

​Atlanta is hurting right now. We need a leader and a fixer. Somebody that can hear a problem, come up with a solution, and get it done in a matter of days or weeks. I consider myself to be that person. I’m not a politician. I’m a business owner and have the skills necessary in order to communicate and lead effectively.

Why are you the best candidate for this position? *

We have a young person issue in this city. It’s going to take someone that can relate to everyone while being opened minded and innovative in order to achieve the change we are all longing to see.

What do you think your constituents need the most? *

A consistent, honest leader who is ready to listen to The People and enact the change we are waiting for. We don’t want more corrupt politicians taking control of this city. Poverty, crime & unity. #1

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

I won’t forget about votes who elected me. My admin will listen to the voices of the people and fight for what they stand for. No matter who takes city council, the Mayor has to cultivate those relationships and ensure a transparent city hall.

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

The Homeless Crisis. The Legalization of Marijuana. & The enactment of The People’s Public Safety Board among other boards and commissions.

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

There is a 11 step plan for the first 100 days available on my website. To summarize, We will implement several executive orders and propose several pieces of legislation aimed at providing a safe, peaceful and thriving Atlanta. Including but not limited to public safety, healthcare, police brutality, business development, affordable housing, education and transparency. Join the fight!
Photo submitted by Roosevelt Searles III
Photo submitted by Roosevelt Searles III

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