Both District 4 commissioner candidates Lisa Cupid and incumbent Woody Thompson held election results parties in South Cobb on Tuesday night.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
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 …
Monday, August 20, 2012
District 4 Commissioner Woody Thompson is fighting for his seat in Tuesday's run-off. Find out where he stands on important South Cobb issues.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Challenger Lisa Cupid spoke out about her opponent's comments that married mothers wouldn't have the time to be commissioners.
Early voting has ended for the Aug. 21 run-off election. Both forerunner Lisa Cupid and incumbent Woody Thompson are facing off in the District 4 Commissioner race, which originally had six candidates. Cupid earned 40 percent of the vote, while Thompson trailed with 26 percent. However, a candidate must receive 50 percent plus 1 vote to be declared the winner of a Georgia election. The winner is likely to be the next district commissioner since there were no Republican challengers to qualify for the election. In recent Marietta Daily Journal article, entitled "Thompson touts experience on job," Thompson pointed out that Cupid is 35 and he is 65. The paper stated, "Thompson also questioned whether Cupid, a married mother of two young …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Voters are encouraged to check out the sample ballots before requesting their ballots at the polls.
After the highest primary turnout in nearly a decade at 31 percent, run-off candidates are hoping for another high turnout for the Aug. 21 primary run-off. However, many voters told Patch that it was specifically the transportation referendum, TSPLOST, that brought them to the polls. With TSPLOST off the table, and if this year follows the trend of recent run-offs, less than half of the primary voters will head to the polls again in two weeks. According to Cobb Board of Elections Director Janine Eveler, turnout for Cobb run-offs in 2004 and 2010 were right around 15 percent. However, it has been as low as 2 percent in 2000. Voters don't have to wait until Aug. 21 to cast their votes and don't have to have voted in the primary. They can …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Preliminary results show that Cupid earned 40 percent of the vote.
Incumbent District 4 Commissioner Woody Thompson and challenger community advocate Lisa Cupid have three more weeks of campaigning. As the top vote-getters two will face off in the Aug. 21 run-off election for the District 4 Commissioner seat. According to the election results from the Secretary of State, Cupid earned 40 percent of 10,670 votes. Thompson earned 27 percent. Educator Michael Rhett came in third with 12 percent, while Connie Taylor came in a close fourth with 11 percent. Community volunteer Monica Delancy received 7 percent of the vote and former District 4 Commissioner Assistant Ruth Negron received 3 percent of the vote. A candidate must earn more than 50 percent of the vote in order to be declared a winner. Unless one of …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Come meet the candidates for District 4 County Commissioner and Post 3 School Board Member at tonight's meet-and-greet event.
Rep. David Wilkerson (D-Austell) is hosting a candidate meet-and-greet for the South and West Cobb communities on Wednesday at the Ron Anderson Center in Powder Springs at 6:30 p.m. The evening will begin with a three-minute opening by each candidate, followed by a casual meet and greet. This will provide an opportunity for the attendees to speak one on one with the candidates. The following candidates have been invited: County Commission District 4 Lisa Cupid Monica DeLancy Ruth Negron Michael Rhett Connie Taylor Woody Thompson Board of Education Post 3 Bobby Allen Karyn Harrison David Morgan Date: Wednesday, June 27 What: Candidate Meet and Greet Where: Ron Anderson Recreation Center, 3820 Macedonia Road, Powder Springs Time: 6…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Candidates for countywide races, along with the South Cobb District 4 Commissioner seat, will face off for the first time Tuesday night in Marietta.
Candidates will face off Tuesday night during one of the first candidate forums held in Cobb since the election qualifying period ended on Friday. The Cobb chapter of the NAACP will host its candidate forum at the Cobb Board of Commissioners boardroom at 100 Cherokee St. in Marietta from 7-9 p.m. The first hour of the forum is reserved for countywide elections of Cobb Superior Court judge, Cobb State Court and Cobb district attorney. Those vying for the County Commissioner seat and District 4 County Commissioner seat, which serves South Cobb, will be featured during the second hour. The forum will be televised live on Cobb’s TV23. Kennesaw State University history professor Dr. Tom Scott will moderate the forum. He will also take questions…
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
If a U.S. district judge's county commission district map is approved, Cobb citizens could save $200,000 for a special election and Mableton would remain in one district.
Mableton residents may be able to remain together in Cobb Commission District 4 if a U.S. district judge has his version of a map approved. If the map is approved within the week, the county could move forward with its July 31 election without a costly special election for districts 2 and 4. The Georgia General Assembly is responsible for creating a new redistricting map after every U.S. Census to account for the county’s changing population and ensure that each district has approximately the same number of constituents. This year, legislators made no final decision on the county’s new map, leaving citizens without proportionate district boundaries. With no final district map, the scheduled July 31 election for South Cobb’s District 4 and …
Friday, April 27, 2012
With Monica DeLancy, the number running for the South Cobb District 4 Commission seat comes to three.
Monica DeLancy, a 38-year-old mother of two, is officially in the running for District 4 County Commissioner after announcing her intent to run months ago. She filed with the state Campaign Finance Commission on April 18. Community activist and Georgia State University law student Lisa Cupid and Connie Taylor, who has a real estate background erves on the county’s SPLOST Oversight Committee and Board of Tax Assessors, have also filed to run for the July 31 primary for District 4 County Commissioner. Cupid has raised $18,241 from January to March 31 of this year. Taylor raised $3,265, and current South Cobb Commissioner Woody Thompson has not reported raising any funds. DeLancy has lived and volunteered extensively in the Six Flags area …