Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Absolutely everything you need to know about contested local races in Buckhead, from sample ballots, how to find your polling place and just what your Amendment 1 vote will mean.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Tuesday's Election Day is quickly approaching. Here's what you need to know locally: The presidential election features the Democratic incumbent, President Barack Obama, against the GOP nominee, Gov. Mitt Romney. Gov. Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party is the only other candidate currently on the Georgia ballot. Click here to join in the discussion and leave your photos and videos from the day as well. Republican Howard Stopeck will face Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. John Lewis for the District 5 U.S. Congressional seat. In the Georgia Senate race for District 6, Republican Hunter Hill faces incumbent Democrat Sen. Doug Stoner. District 6 was redrawn to include portions of Buckhead and Sandy Springs. The new district boundaries still …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
What you need to know about the candidates for Tuesday's election.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
While the TSPLOST is at the forefront in the minds of most voters today, there are still several local contested races that deserve attention here in Buckhead. Northside Neighbor recently posted an informative wrap-up of the races to look out for. If you are still unsure of how to place your vote, you'll find links to each candidates websites or other articles to be better informed. There is opposition in each of the three local congressional races, including: District 5 Incumbent John Lewis, D-Atlanta is facing off against Michael Johnson. District 6 U.S. Rep. Tom Price, R-Roswell, has no Republican rival in the primary. However, two Democrats, Jeff Kazanow and Robert Montigel are fighting for the right to square off against him in …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Candidate bings in $73,627 for first quarter of year
Josh Belinfante raised $73,627.92 in this year's first quarter to take the lead among candidates seeking the GOP nomination for the State Senate District 6 seat. Belinfante had raised $202,985 for his campaign through March 31, according to the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission website. He has more than 500 supporters, according to a news release from his campaign. Candidate Hunter Hill, the leading fund-raiser through the last quarter of 2011, raised $52,260 for the first quarter of 2012, bringing his total contributions to $196,765, according to his campaign report filed with the campaign finance commission. Candidates Elizabeth Beskin and Drew Ellenburg trailed in campaign contributions for the July 31 …
Friday, November 11, 2011
Community shows support for SPLOST, Sunday Alcohol Sales
Buckhead overwhelmingly approved SPLOST IV and Sunday alcohol sales, precinct totals showed. Just click on a pin and find the precinct's vote and the voter turnout.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Former Army officer, Westminster athlete joins field seeking Republican nomination
Smyrna businessman Hunter Hill Tuesday announced his campaign for the Georgia Senate's 6th District, according to a news release. Hill, a Westminster Schools alum and a former Army captain who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, joins Josh Belinfante and Beth Beskin as candidates in the 2012 Republican primary. The winner will face Democratic incumbent Doug Stoner. The district, redrawn by the GOP-dominated Ga. Legislature, now stretches from Smyrna into Buckhead. "After many prayers and discussions with my family and friends, and encouragement from many throughout our community, I am excited to announce my candidacy for the Georgia State Senate," Hill, 34, said in a statement. "I look forward to bringing principled leadership and a true …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Republican to run against District 6 Democratic incumbent Doug Stoner
As expected, Sandy Springs attorney Josh Belinfante has announced his candidacy for State Senate District 6, which now includes Buckhead. Belinfante is running for the seat held by incumbent Sen. Doug Stoner of Cobb County. The district, which also includes Sandy Springs, Smyrna and Vinings, was recently redrawn in the General Assembly's special redistricting session. The election will be in 2012. A Republican, Belinfante served as Gov. Sonny Perdue's legal counsel and recently resigned from the State Ethics Commission to consider running for the Senate seat. “After many hours of prayer and consideration with family, friends and members of the community, I have decided to run for the new Georgia State Senate seat in District 6, …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Buckhead residents would be included in referendum
Buckhead city council member Yolanda Adrean is among sponsors of legislation that would allow a referendum on the sales of liquor, wine and beer on Sundays within Atlanta. "I am supporting the right for citizens to vote to decide whether or not we have Sunday alcohol sales," Adrean said in an e-mail to Buckhead Patch. "Many Georgia municipalities have passed similar resolutions to let citizens decide, including Sandy Springs, Alpharetta and Dunwoody. Today 37 states permit sale of alcohol on Sundays." Along with Adrean, who represents District 8, others sponsors of proposed Ordinance #11-O-1169 are council members Alex Wan, Kwanza Hall, Cleta Winslow, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Michael Julian Bond and H. Lamar Willis, according to an Atlanta …