Glad to have the support of my friend Meridith Mason-Ward
This year’s City Commission race is one of the most important that we have had in a long while. Unprecedented growth in our population and school enrollment are stressing the fabric of our community, and our leaders will be faced with difficult challenges over the next four years. We would benefit from having Commissioners with the experience and knowledge to make the best possible decisions for our future – and the confidence and conviction to stand up for their beliefs. That is why I am voting for George Dusenbury in the race for District 1 City Commissioner.
Both Erin and George are great volunteers who love Decatur and want to make it a better place. But George brings a unique depth and breadth of experience on public policy issues born through a twenty-five-year career in public service. Much of that service has been in community organizing and quality of life issues like transportation, smart growth, stormwater management and parks. He even spent a year running a shelter for homeless men.
In addition to his deep experience on these issues, George is a pleasure to work with, bringing a collaborative, can-do attitude. He epitomizes the old saying, “it’s amazing what you can accomplish when you don’t care who gets the credit.” Or as George likes to say – “what makes a good idea great is when someone else comes up with it.”
We elect City Commissioners to make the best possible choices for the future of our City – choices that will impact our lives, our families and our community. When I ask myself which District 1 candidate I trust making difficult decisions regarding smart growth, transportation and housing, the answer is George. He will have my vote on November 5.