Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The 5th Congressional District pits incumbent Rep. John Lewis against Judge Michael Johnson for the Democratic nomination.
The 5th Congressional District represents a diverse swath of metro Atlanta that stretches from Buckhead to Forest Park and Decatur to Sandtown. U.S. Rep. John Lewis is the incumbent running against Michael Johnson, the former Fulton County Superior Court judge, in the Democratic primary July 31. The winner will go on to face Atlanta divorce attorney Howard Stopeck, the Republican candidate. On Sunday, July 29, the Atlanta Press Club is sponsoring a debate between the Lewis and Johnson, that is scheduled to air from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting's WGTV. The candidates will be asked a series of questions from metro Atlanta reporters, including Patch. To be as inclusive and representative as possible, we want to know what…
Saturday, October 15, 2011
The week's top headlines for October 10-14, 2011.
Occupy Atlanta Marchers Try To Storm Midtown Hospital. Lewis Receives Apology From Occupy Atlanta. School Calendar Debate Percolates Again. Possible $72M Deficit For Cobb Schools. Morgan To Unveil Improvement Plans For Charter Schools. Suspicious Package Dismantled At West End Bank Of America. Victims' Family, Friends Pack Courthouse In Midtown Shooting Case. Worried About APS School Closures? Changes Are Inevitable. Ghouls Spotted In Buckhead!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The day's top headlines for Tuesday, October 11, 2011.
Occupy Atlanta 'Renames' Woodruff Park To Troy Davis Park. Lewis Receives Apology From Protesters. Southwest Atlanta Should Occupy, Too. Former DeKalb Police Officer Charged With Vehicular Homicide. USDA Deputy Secretary To Dine With Students. Stone Mountain Athlete Selected For U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Tucker Tigers Honor Cancer Survivor.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Buckhead would be divided into two districts, one heavily GOP and the other overwhelmingly Democratic.
The northern neighborhoods of Buckhead would be included in a congressional district with Cherokee and Bartow counties under a draft map released Monday. The proposed change would put those Buckhead neighborhoods into the 11th Congressional District now represented by Republican Rep. Phil Gingrey. Today, Rep. John Lewis (D-Atlanta) represents virtually all of Buckhead and much of the city of Atlanta. But his heavily Democrat 5th district would be redrawn so it would include only the southern neighborhoods in Buckhead. Lewis called the proposal to split Atlanta into two congressional districts "an affront" to the Voting Rights Act. The AJC quoted Lewis as saying, "The City of Atlanta should remain whole and attempts to split the City are …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Congressman representing Buckhead says legislation "not a balanced compromise"
U.S. Rep. John Lewis, whose 5th Congressional District includes Buckhead, voted against the debt ceiling agreement on Monday. The civil rights movement veteran, a Democrat, joined six Republican members of Georgia's House delegation in opposing the bill. Democrat Hank Johnson of the adjoining 4th Congressional District supported the bill, which passed the House 269-161 on Monday. The Senate on Tuesday approved the bill on a 74-26 vote, averting the U.S. government defaulting on its debt. Republican Johnny Isakson, calling the measure a historic step toward controlling government spending, supported the legislation, while Republican Saxby Chambliss opposed it. Lewis issued the following statement, according to his website: “My vote is not …