Ok District 2 Gwinnett County… What do you really want?
As I see it, you have two choices come this August 10th in the Republican primary runoff for the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners District 2 seat… More of the same… or a potential breath of fresh air.
Now before I say anymore… let me just say this first.
I have not voted for either Lynette Howard or Keith Shewbert, nor am I voting in the runoff next week.
I am not in any way shape or form endorsing any candidate nor going to tell you who to vote for. I do not endorse candidates who are members of a party system that continues to destroy this county… much less the entire country.
Now that the disclaimer is out of the way… here are my observations about the choices D2 voters have before them.
If you were at the “town hall” meet up at Norcross High School a while back where the candidates answered questions and that vote were held immediately following… there would have been a clear and absolute winner. One of them clearly showed their intelligence and intention of representing the entire district. (And let me just add.. that the clear loser – with a pathetic performance – of that meet up didn’t make the runoff.)
One has a proven track record that they are well aware that D2 exists beyond the borders of Peachtree Corners while the other seems content to stay right at home. Just check out the locations of one of the candidates “upcoming events” to see where one candidates focus will probably be were they elected. If your on the “other side of 85″… who’s showing you the love right now? Granted anything can change after someone’s elected… but are you feeling the love now?
One was an active participant in the Gwinnett Village CID, the catalyst to real change and revitalization that will make the lives for the voters of the entire district better… while the other… hmmm looking for involvement… ummm nope… don’t see anything. Not even a mention of ‘The Village’ on their campaign website.
One was appointed by and served the current D2 Commish, who focus was on bringing an unnecessary baseball stadium without voter input and that wasn’t even built in his own district and so far cost taxpayers $60+ million (and probably growing) while the other served and focused on issues and organizations within their own district.
District 2… do you really want to risk electing what could be more of the same? Or do you want what we can only hope is someone who can bring real change and dedication to our communities.
And to the District 2 voters on “the other side of 85”.. do you really want to continue to play second fiddle to Peachtree Corners?
What will it be D2 Gwinnett? Steady as she goes or full steam ahead? The choice is up to you.
2 thoughts on “Decisions Decisions for District 2 Gwinnett”
Hmmm… great editorial. Now let’s see. One is endorsed by the county solicitor Rosanna Szabo and the county D.A. Danny Porter, one got an 11th hour endorsement from…Butch Conway?
One has been to Lilburn since she announced, knocking on doors, and won every precinct in Lilburn in the Republican primary except for one. The other refuses to knock on doors, and has no interest other than lip service to Lilburn.
One throws out lies and screams “my opponent is actually a DEMOCRAT!!” while the other gets rounds of applause in LILBURN when she explains that yes, she voted Democrat in the primary to unseat Cynthia McKinney.
One used shady methods while he was on the city council of Norcross to get a government grant for his coffee shop, while denying an applicant interested in the same space.
One wants to bring MARTA rail to Gwinnett, despite the fact that OVER 60% of the voters in Gwinnett don’t want MARTA in the county.
Oh well, I guess we know who will better serve the county. Too bad you don’t do your homework.
I will admit.. the Danny Porter endorsement surprised me.. and is quite impressive. Rosanna Szabo? pfft.. next.
She may have been in Lilburn SOME… but she has spent the majority of her time in the corners… lets just face it.. thats her focus.. atleast in the primary.. but its incredibly irresponsible for her to ignore the Village. Drive through the village.. and tell me how many signs you see? I have SEEN her opponent walking through ALL the neighborhoods. His signs are everywhere.. throughout the district. Yes… Lynette has some signs… but its quite obvious where her attention is focused (unless she proves me otherwise).
Do you really think that Lynette will stand up to Bannister? Dont we need someone who wont let hiim have his way and (further) ruin this county?
But again.. remember.. I am NOT endorsing ANY candidate…nor will I… and I have my problems with all the candidates to be frank… but at this point.. id be willing to risk the other… in lieu of “more of the same”. Thats all I am trying to say.