Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Voters on Tuesday will decide on a Cobb Commission Chairman, a South Cobb Commissioner and a State Court Judge, among other offices.
It's D-Day for those politicians facing a run-off in local elections. Cobb voters will go to the polls again to decide if they want community advocate Lisa Cupid to represent them as District 4 commissioner or if they want to keep Woody Thompson in his seat. Thompson has recently made headlines for his questioning of whether parents could effectively fulfill the role of county commissioner and for admitting that he changed parties to win four years ago. Cupid has spoken out about the need for transportation, even suggesting extending MARTA to Six Flags, the fact that industrial and residential areas are disharmonious when next to each other and that South Cobb hardly receives the resources and services that other parts of the county …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Come meet the South Cobb candidates vying for your vote for district commissioner, school board member and more.
Early voting is underway, and South Cobb is the location of some of the county's hottest races. Because of the all-Democratic slate of candidates, whoever wins the July 31 general primary election will likely be the next District 4 County Commissioner and the next Post 3 Board of Education representative. So, come meet the candidates and make sure to ask them the tough questions. See for yourself if the candidates are open, transparent, able to think on their feet and are knowledgeable about all of South Cobb and the West Cobb portion of District 4 and Post 3. The Austell Community Taskforce is hosting its "Evening with the Candidates" meet-and-greet event on Thursday, July 12, at 6 p.m. at the South Cobb Recreation Center.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Engineer Lisa Cupid says sometimes South Cobb is seen as the “stepchild” of the county.
Engineer Lisa Cupid, 34 of Austell, says sometimes South Cobb is seen as the “stepchild” of the county, and as District 4 commissioner, she would collaborate with the rest of the county to end that perception. The commissioner, said Cupid, “needs to be invested in and advocate for this section of the county.” It includes marketing, creating relationships and showing the assets of the community, she opined. Cupid, said her background as a results-oriented engineer and a community facilitator for the Austell Community Partnership makes her the best fit for the job. Cupid earned multiple awards for leadership and service commitment while earning her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2000. …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Tell us who you would vote for in the upcoming election.
It's definitely one of the biggest races in South Cobb- the District 4 Cobb Commissioner election. With six candidates, voters certainly have to do their research to make the most informed decision, especially since the next four years will be critical to the growth and prosperity of our South Cobb community. Throughout the upcoming weeks, South Cobb will provide candidate profiles and election updates to help you be an informed voter. But for now, we want to know. Who would you vote for if the election were today? Vote in the poll below and share your reasons in the comments below!