Atlanta Civic Circle and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution teamed up to provide voters with a side-by-side look at the candidates for office, their views on issues voters care about most, their party affiliation, and their history in elective politics.
The candidates campaigned, and the voters decided who they wanted to represent them in local and state office, re-electing some and opting for a fresh face for other seats.
These newly elected officials will serve for two to four years, depending on their position.
ACC encourages all metro Atlanta residents to get to know the individuals representing them in elected office. Read their bios and responses to our questionnaire. Follow them on social media. And, more importantly, pay attention to how they legislate and govern.
This non-partisan compilation of information ensures voters are informed before they cast their ballots.
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We recognize there are policy differences between Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican candidates. Many choose to outline their policy positions on their respective websites.
This questionnaire puts an emphasis on the process – how an individual might govern, how they might address difficult decisions, what motivates them.
It is our hope that their responses will help you better understand the person behind the policy.
All candidates were asked to respond to two questions – one about abortion access and one about election integrity. Both topics have sparked considerable debate, even at the local level.
The ACC and AJC teams worked closely to publish Georgia Decides. Special thanks to the following individuals for their hard work.
ACC: Kendall Glynn, Meredith Hobbs, Maggie Lee, and Saba Long
AJC: Kelly Audette, Nancy Badertscher, Leroy Chapman, Jason Foust, Susan Hogan, Bob Howard, ArLuther Lee, George Mathis, Charles Minshew, Tia Mitchell, Pilar Plata, Susan Potter, Isaac Sabetai, Mohan Srinivasan, Mark Waligore, Nicole Williams, and Dave Young
Data for candidate profiles in Georgia Decides was produced, in part, in partnership with Govpack, an open source tool and research service that seeks to increase transparency and accessibility around elections and public officials. To find out more, visit govpack.org. Govpack is led by Fernando Diaz. Research was provided by Olivia Allen, Elliott Oppenheim, Ben Swedberg, and Atharva Weling.