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Clayton election: State Representative Candidates, Districts 60, 74, 75 and 77

District 60

Keisha Waites, 39, Incumbent Democrat

Georgia House of Representatives

Waites is an Emergency Manager for FEMA. She is involved in an array of community organizations such as the Atlanta Leadership Institute, Alumni, Clayton County Association of Educator -Endorsed, National Women’s Political Caucus – Atlanta Chapter, former board member for the White House Project Alumni, Atlanta Commission on Women, former Board member for Women in Government (WIG) and she is a member of Young Elected Officials (YEO). Waites has more than 10 years experience and knowledge of the legislative process at the local, state and federal levels of government. If re-elected, Waites said she will work on public education reform, Healthcare and the need to find solutions to regional mass transportation. She said she will also work to pass legislation that will create an environment where businesses can thrive, that will in turn create jobs, reducing the unemployment rate.

William Fisher, 46, Democrat

Georgia House of Representatives

Fisher is an investment banker for Rice Financial Product in Atlanta, where his company operates the U.S. Department of Education’s Billion Dollar loan program. Fisher said his reason for running for office is just another form of his community service. He said if elected he will be an advocate for education which in his opinion is the major issue across the state. He also said he will work on budgeting finances and provide access to quality health care.

Antonio Lewis, 25, Democrat

Georgia House of Representatives

Lewis is a resident of Atlanta, and works as an consultant for Lincoln University, in Missouri. This is the first time Lewis has run for office. He said it was his vested interest to serve his community that led him to run for office. Lewis said if elected he will work to bring more state funds for education, to Clayton, Fulton and DeKalb counties’ school systems. He said he will also work to create jobs and rebuild roads.

District 74

Charles Davis, Democrat

Davis is a Clayton County resident running for the 2012 Georgia House of Representative. He could not be reached for comment.

Valencia Stovall, 42, Democrat

Georgia House of Representatives

Stovall is a business owner and is the co-founder of Sisters In Action, Inc., Member of Morrow Middle School Council, Recipient; Member of Forest Park PTSA and Former Board Chair Scholars Academy Special State Charter School in Riverdale. She decided to run for office after witnessing the negative impact caused by the huge exodus of businesses from the county, and the lack of resources for the education system, seniors and youth. She said if elected she will be a “change agent” for not only District 74, Clayton County, State of Georgia, but nationally. Stovall said she will work to stabilize existing businesses through collaboration with governmental agencies and local colleges. She said she will create a representative advisory council.

District 75

Yasmin Neal, 27, Democrat

Georgia House of Representatives

Neal is a detective in the Clayton County Police Department's felony unit, where she has also been an internal affairs/backgrounds and hiring investigator, and an investigator in the fugitive unit. She attended Valdosta State and Clayton State University, where she pursued a degree in Criminal Justice. Neal also worked as a reporter for the Clayton News Daily and Henry Daily Herald. Neal saId her priority to work on initiatives to put money back into the school system, help bring jobs back to the area.

Mike Glanton, Democrat

Georgia House of Representatives

Glanton is retired from the United States Army. He is Secretary-Treasurer of the Clayton County Ministers Conference, Pastor at New Life Christian Church, member of the Phi Theta Kappa Society and Past Vice-President/founding member of the Georgia Military College Honor Society Chapter Zeta Beta Alpha. Glanton is Chairman of the Clayton County Delegation and a member of the Georgia House Democratic Caucus, Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, National Legislative Black Caucus, National Conference of State Legislators, Southern Legislative Conference. Glanton was instrumental in building of the new 12,000-square foot Alzheimer’s Service Center in Clayton County. He also spearheaded the efforts to obtain 10 acres of prime interstate front land worth an estimated $5 million from the Federal Highway Administration working with the Georgia Department of Transportation for the purpose of building the proposed National Museum for Commercial Aviation in Clayton County. During his tenure in the House of Representatives, he introduced and passed significant revenue generating legislation for the cities of Jonesboro, Forest Park, Riverdale and Morrow and Clayton County totaling over $1.5 Billion in potential revenue and development. He is a 2012 nominee for the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia Leadership Award for Leadership Development Advocate of the Year.

District 77

Darryl Jordan, 57, Incumbent Democrat

Georgia House of Representatives

Jordan has been serving as state representative for 12 years. Jordan was first elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2000. Jordan is a retired teacher from Henry County, where he coached high school boys and girls basketball. He said his reason for running is to continue to serve his community. He said if re-elected his primary focus will be on the issues concerning education, health care, economic development, enhanced job opportunities and public safety. Jordan and his wife, Jacqueline, reside in Riverdale and are the proud parents of five children. Their oldest daughter, Tamecia, graduated from Georgia Tech, daughter Brandi graduated from Clark Atlanta University, son Michael graduated from Fort Valley State University, daughter Brittani (pictured at right) graduated from Georgia State University and youngest daughter Bria is a freshman at Fort Valley State University. The family attends Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church in Jonesboro, where Darryl taught Vacation Bible School for many years.

Kevin Thomas, Democrat

Georgia House of Representatives

Thomas is a Firefighter/EMT/Fire Inspector, in Clayton County. Has been a resident in the county for 15 years and has been married to his wife Michelle for 17 years. Thomas served as Chairman of the Clayton County Democratic Party. He has been elected as a State Committee member for the Democratic Party of Georgia for two consecutive terms and has recently been elected to serve as a 2012 Delegate for the Democratic National Convention. Thomas is a member of the Elite Scholars Academy PTSA and is a current member of the Clayton County NAACP. Thomas said if elected his priorities will be to work hard to fight for quality education and to work closely with the local school board. In addition, he will be an advocate for senior citizens and he will address unemployment, workers compensation, tax exemption issues and transportation.

Comments

OscarKnight 2 years, 1 month ago

.....District 75 : Yasmin Neal

.....From what I have seen; The only interest that Yasmin Neal is representing is The Clayton County Police Department.

....Riddle Me with Question :

....How many Clayton County Police, from the Clayton County Police Force, lives in District 75 ?

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OscarKnight 2 years, 1 month ago

.....District 77 : Darryl Jordan

....Around certain political circles in Clayton County, I have read that Jordan is referred to "Do Nothing Darryl" or "No Darryl", for good reasons.

.....School Board Reform Bill : Senate Bill 84

...."Gov. Sonny Perdue introduced last year to give state officials more authority to step in when a local school system loses its accreditation" ....."The House voted 137-33 approved a bill that would allow Georgia's governor to oust misbehaving school board members. It was prompted by troubles in the Clayton County school system, which was stripped of accreditation in 2008. Under the bill, the governor could remove school board members if the state board of education recommends removal. Schools must be poised to lose accreditation."

.....The Votes from Our Representatives :

http://www1.legis.ga.gov/legis/2009_10/votes/hv0878.htm

...By the way; Mike Glanton from Georgia's 76TH Voted YES to approved this much needed Bill.

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OscarKnight 2 years, 1 month ago

....More about The School Board Reform Bill - Georgia's Senate Bill 84 :

.....Mike Glanton voted Yes , then look at what happened:

...When Mike Glanton was running for State Senate, in District 44, His State House District 76 seat was replaced by Sandra G. Scott.

....Does anyone remember Sandra Scott ?

..Sandra Scott was one of four Clayton County school board members removed by Gov. Sonny Perdue in 2008.

...Riddle Me with is question :

.......Why should I not be concerned about our County Elections ?

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OscarKnight 2 years, 1 month ago

.....Riddle Me with another Question :

.....What outside influences sways our Clayton County State Legislative Branch to Vote No (Nay) for our Self Defense Laws in Georgia ?

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OscarKnight 2 years, 1 month ago

...By the way; If the truth hurts anyone; Take an aspirin and call me tomorrow.

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OscarKnight 2 years, 1 month ago

...I grow tired and sick of having to depend on other State Representatives, throughout Georgia, to watch out for our best interest...It is shameful disgrace to have to sit in the visitors bleachers side of the field during The State General Assembly every year. In my opinion; Our Worthless Legislators from Clayton County is composed of nothing but Losers, in every sense of words to be used about Losers. We would be better off not having the embarrassment of these so called elected officials Representing Clayton County.

...These people in our county serves no purpose whatsoever, except to serve themselves.

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OscarKnight 2 years, 1 month ago

....One Question remains to be answered in 2012 :

...Will the voters of Clayton County elect a Public Servant or a Public Serpent ?

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