Wednesday, July 21, 2010
A huge Thank You to all of my supporters!!!
I can't express how much your time, advice and general enthusiasm meant to me over the last two months!! Thanks to all of you who sent out emails, set up Meet and Greets, hosted signs in your yards, passed out my cards, wrote letters to The Crier, talked to your friends and knocked on doors. You are the best people I know and the reason we love living in Dunwoody so much! I feel blessed to have made some amazing friends during this whirlwind process.
And I am so excited by how many of our kids counted "Tammy" signs from their cars, wore my shirts, rode the train and waved signs at the Polls!
Each and everyone of you is the reason I ran and I thank you for your votes.
An extra special Thank You to my wonderful kids; Riley, Austin, Ethan and Gavin and my husband Brian. Your wisdom and support are amazing.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
I would like
to ask for your vote in the Republican Primary
on July, 20th.
Why vote for Me? I am the best candidate for the job.
Ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair put it best…
“Ask me my three priorities for Government, and I tell you: education, education and education” –
Like Ex-Prime Minister Blair, I believe our children, all of our children are the single most valuable resource we have. My children’s education is the sole reason we chose to move to Dunwoody. I strongly believe our next State representative has to have a personal stake in the fight for local control of our schools or nothing will change.
I believe my listening skills, strong work ethic and experience dealing with a wide range of clients in the highly male dominated world of advertising was perfect training for the long hours, intense demands and ability to make and maintain strong personal relationships that will be required of our next representative. As an art director it was my job to find, hire and manage the most knowledgeable and talented people, to effectively achieve the best final results for my clients. My numerous awards in advertising are testament to my skill in this area. And my many leadership roles in both the schools and Citizens for Dunwoody have prepared me for understanding the needs and wants of our community.
Other issues that I feel are important to Dunwoody, Huntley Hills,
1) Local control for our schools
2) Continue Freeze on Property Taxes
3) Zero-based budgeting and the Jobs bill
4) Local Governmental control for communities who chose it.
Including “new” counties and supporting Huntley Hills and
5) Building a Southern by-pass and Northern arc (some studies predict
20% reduction of traffic on major highways), time the lights, and work
for cost effective and efficient mass transit
6) Diverse energy and create stable water supply
7) Strict accountability and transparency for all Government agencies
Please vote for me on July 20th!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
I think the quickest and most effective relief to our congestion in Atlanta at large and our often cut through Dunwoody is building a Southern by-pass extending I16 from Macon westward to I85 directly and a Northern Arc. These two bypasses will take more than 15% of traffic off our highways. These new roads can be funded by a toll.
I would however, vote to end the toll on 400 because a promise was made to the people of Georgia. I want to show that a tax can go away.
I think mass transit is needed in a City of Atlanta's size and density. But Marta needs to be funded by and serve the entire region. Part of the approved 1 cent sales tax should support mass transit. I don't feel that DeKalb should pay an additional 1 cent sales tax for roads without part of this money supporting Marta (DeKalb and Fulton already currently pay a 1 cent sales tax). And as in any government agency more transparency is needed.
I also think it would be wise to bring in a Mass transit expert and make our entire system more efficient and cost effective.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Your voice will be heard!
Hey all, send your Absentee Ballots to:
County Registrar Contact Information
DeKalb County Election Supervisor
4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300
Decatur, GA 30032-1239
Telephone: (404) 298-4022
Fax: (404) 298-4038
That is the address listed at Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp's site.
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Okay Championships and Swim and Dive Banquet are now finished!
Time to knuckle down and start working on my campaign. I am so thrilled with all of the constant support from friends.
As for me today was busy. I double checked my t-shirt order for the July 5th Parade. And our promo piece. Looking forward to seeing all of our friends at the Parade. I love the 4th of July parade, it is one of the coolest things about living in Dunwoody! And the kids love participating in it every year with Wynterhall Swim and Tennis or their various Boy Scout/Girl Scout troops. Kudos to the DHA and The Crier for hosting it each year!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
I was definitely nervous. But think I did well, especially with the Q & A portion of the event.
Local control for schools, Zero based Budgeting, a Northern Arc (toll), a Southern By-pass (toll),
Govenment keeping it's word, accountability, and either negotiating with Tennessee for water or start building a reservoir now before the next draught were a few of the points I made.
I will be very interested to see how Dick Williams, Rick Callihan, and John Heneghan report it.
Very interesting and informed crowd. Good questions. I also really liked what most of the Candidates had to say.
Special Thanks to the Ashford Alliance for hosting the event.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
The site to request an absentee ballot is: sos.georgia.gov/elections/elections/voter_information/absentee_ballot_app.pdf
If you're going to be gone on July 20th, take the time to request your ballot and make your voice heard.
For Governor, it looks like Roy Barnes is widely expected to become the Democratic Nominee.
On the Republican side it is wide open race so every vote will count in the Republican Primary.
Early voting for the 2010 primary election that will be held on July 20 began Monday, June 7, at the DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections headquarters located at 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032, near the Memorial Drive exit on I-285.
Voting is available every Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Beginning July 12th, additional advance voting locations will be opened, including one at the Chamblee Civic Center, 3540 Broad Street, Chamblee GA 30341. Brookrun is not listed this year as an early voting location.