Sunday, March 10, 2013
The Alpharetta and Roswell lawmakers will hold a town hall meeting Saturday, March 16.
State Sens. John Albers and Brandon Beach will hold a joint Town Hall meeting Saturday, March 16 in Alpharetta. Beach, R-Alpharetta, and Albers, R-Roswell, will meet with local residents at Alpharetta City Hall starting at 11:30 a.m. The two legislators are expected to offer legislative updates from the current session of the General Assembly, and their priorities. They also will take questions from those who attend.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The polling place for a special election to fill a seat vacated by Chip Rogers will be in downtown Alpharetta.
Advance voting in the special election for Georgia Senate District 21 begins Tuesday, Dec. 18, for parts of North Fulton and Cherokee County. Chip Rogers, R-Woodstock, resigned from the seat less than a month after being reelected to another term. Brandon Beach and Sean Jerguson both qualified for the state Senate seat. Voters in North Fulton will be able to cast their ballot at a special polling place in downtown Alpharetta at 30 South Main Street, which formerly housed Main Street Antique Market. The polling place is in the small shopping center next to the parking lot for Alpharetta City Hall. Polling Dates & Times 30 S Main St., Alpharetta 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 18-21 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Dec. 26-28 Dec. 31 (Closed Jan. 1) Jan. 2-4 The…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The state senator, whose district covers Cherokee County and Milton, withdrew his name for consideration and endorsed Sen. Ronnie Chance of Tyrone.
Senator Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) has decided not to seek re-election to the post of majority leader in the Georgia Senate. Rogers, who has served as majority leader for four years, said in a emailed statement he decided not to seek re-election, noting the "toll of serving my caucus was taking too much from my family." "While I had no challengers for the position of Majority Leader, the decision was still clear to me," he said. "Leadership positions should never become permanent and I am very supportive of our new Majority Leader and my good friend, Senator (Ronnie) Chance.” Chance's election to the post of majority leader isn't the only news out of the Georgia Senate Republicans' election of new leaders. David Shafer of Duluth defeated …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
PTSA hosts candidate forum, charter school amendment debate.
Politicians and community leaders showed up at Johns Creek High School on Tuesday for a Voter Information Night & Candidate Forum, sponsored by the school's PTSA. The evening included a meet-and-greet, informational tables, a forum with State Sen. John Albers and the Democratic challenger for his seat, Akhtar Sadiq, and a discussion on the charter school amendment. See also: State Senate Candidates Talk Jobs, Education
State Sen. John Albers & challenger Akhtar Sadiq face off at JCHS forum.
Bringing jobs to Georgia and improving education were on the minds of State Senate candidates at a voter information forum at Johns Creek High School Tuesday night. State Sen. John Albers (R-District 56) faced his Democratic challenger, Akhtar Sadiq, during a question-and-answer session moderated by Johns Creek City Council member Ivan Figueroa. When asked what his top priorities would be if re-elected, Albers said he would continue what he had already been doing – creating jobs. He said that would be accomplished by lowering taxes and reducing regulatory burdens. He pointed out that he had participated in a commission to lure jobs to Georgia. Sadiq said his top priority was revitalizing the HOPE scholarship. He claimed that his opponent …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Tax Commissioners won't benefit from two retirement benefit programs under another bill passed this week.
Sen. John Albers plans his next town hall meeting in Sandy Springs on Saturday, Feb. 25 at City Hall. For additional information on his town hall schedule, visit Sen. Albers' website.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Sen. Chip Rogers, R-Woodstock, says the property tax overhauls made in recent years will continue in his weekly legislative address. The Senate Majority Leader, who is scheduled to represent all of Milton and half of Alpharetta when Senate district lines change, also says he's disappointed that the state Senate voted down a state charter school resolution. Fellow senators decided not to let Georgia citizens vote on whether state charter schools should be allowed. Sen. Rogers invites his constituents to submit questions via email, which may be answered in a future legislative address. Include your county in your email.