Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Torry Lewis is running for Atlanta City Council, District 4 seat. This letter is in response to the recent APS indictments.
The following letter was sent to Cascade Patch and to neighbors within the District 4 boundary. It was written by Torry Lewis who has announced his candidacy for the District 4 Atlanta City Council seat, which is now held by Cleta Winslow. The letter has not been edited, and the words and opinions expressed are of Torry Lewis' only, and not necessarily Cascade Patch's view. Dear Neighbors, Before I begin, I must say that I am humbled to be in a position to voice my opinion on issues that arise in the City of Atlanta. Recently Former Atlanta Public School Superintendent Dr. Beverly L. Hall was indicted on the charges of racketeering, theft, making false statements and false swearing1. The practices of Dr. Hall and the others that will …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The 29-year-old is seeking the District 4 seat now held by Cleta Winslow.
Torry Lewis announced by email that he's running for the District 4 seat on the Atlanta City Council now held by Cleta Winslow. Lewis says he's a professor and a business owner who was born in Atlanta. On his website, Lewis said, Torry decided to run for city council because he noticed that jobs are leaving the area, people are being evicted from their homes, and the lack of true representation from his city council member. He strongly believes that delivering on the message of business and job growth, traffic relief, and eradication of blighted property will: restore economic prosperity, reduce crime, and add community development opportunities to his district and to the city as whole. For Torry it is more than having empty promises for …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Chef Paul Luna is blunt about his message: "I'm Running for Mayor and Kasim Reed Can't Compete."
Chef Luna is not one to mince words or beat around the subject. He has been an outspoken restaurateur and citizen in the City of Atlanta for years now, and recently decided to make the announcement loud and clear that he is running to be Atlanta's next mayor. Creative Loafing described his background like this: The Dominican-born Luna, who was once likened to a Navi tribesman from the movie Avatar by Atlanta magazine's Christiane Lauterbach, has been ruffling feathers here since he first came on the scene in the early '90s to open the upscale Italian restaurant Bice. In 1993, he opened Luna Si, followed by his iconic tapas restaurants Eclipse di Luna in '97 and Loca Luna in '99. Recently there have been a few provocative articles written…
Friday, January 11, 2013
Fulton Commission Chairman John Eaves said the departure of Roderick Edmonds presents a chance for a "fresh start" for a department that has its challenges.
Friday, January 11
Roderick Edmond, Chairman of the Fulton County Board of Registration & Elections, resigned Friday. A press statement said he will leave as soon as a replacement is identified. Chairman John H. Eaves said, “A change in leadership at this time presents an opportunity to make a fresh start as we continue to address challenges in our Registration & Elections department. We will immediately begin working to identify a replacement.” The Fulton County Registration & Elections department has had issues in the past, losing its chief and being attacked for serious problems and delays in handling recent elections.
Monday, November 12, 2012
This new search tool breaks down individual precincts and displays how many votes each candidate received.
President Barack Obama was elected to serve the American people for four more years by putting together a diverse coalition of voters. The South continued to lean heavily Republican, but in communities like we have in Southwest Atlanta the clear choice for President was Barack Obama. At the Westlake High School precinct I met first-time voters and seasoned voters who all came out the booth to say they, "voted for the President." In fact, Barack Obama won 98% of the votes at that precinct. The greater Fulton County as a whole also voted to re-elect the President by a margin of nearly 115,000 votes. Support for the President's 2012 election bid drops off almost completely once you look outside of the metro Atlanta area, which is why our …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A few reports of polling places not having registered voters on their rolls.
This video is just 1 report of a polling place not having a name on their list for a verified registered voter. The young lady came to Westlake High School around 9 a.m., but was not permitted to vote because the polling place does not have her listed as a potential voter. The voter did have a copy of the printout from the Georgia Secretary of State website, stating that her official polling place was at Westlake High School. Poll workers at Westlake High School could not allow her to vote because their computers say she is registered to vote in Athens, GA. By the time I talked to the voter, she had been in and out of the Westlake polling place for at least 2 hours trying to rectify the issue. She said she was still quite confident that…
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The constitutional amendment grants the state authority to approve charter schools, whether local school boards want them or not.
Georgia voters gave the state more authority over charter schools on Tuesday, passing a constitutional amendment empowering a commission to overrule local school districts that reject charter school petitions. With all counties fully reporting, the hotly contested amendment had support of 58.5 percent of voters. See selected county results below. It was an emotionally charged issue that in some ways united Georgians across political and demographic lines. A Peach Pundit poll from late October had found "no significant difference [in support] based on whether a voter is a Republican or a Democrat, a male or a female, or based on race." Camille Cottrell, an Emory University instructor and card-carrying Democrat, is an example of the …
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election, according to projections.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, according to network projections. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the…
Voters in Georgia on Tuesday cast their ballot for Mitt Romney, giving him the state's 16 Electoral votes, according to early results.
In a move that fell in line with expectations, Mitt Romney was projected to win Georgia’s 16 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Barack Obama. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Republican candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Georgia and spent more time visiting the Peach State to raise money. The state has been a Republican stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key issue for many voters in Georgia state, which has had a higher than average unemployment rate. Turnout was strong in Georgia and early voting was almost as popular this year as four years ago. …