Two significant elections for some metro voters are coming up that will soon heat up. On March 19th voters in Atlanta’s Council District 3 will be asked to replace Councilman Ivory Lee Young, Jr. who passed away in November and Gwinnett voters will go to the polls to determine if they want to expand MARTA into their borders.
Easily one of the most significant votes for the future of transportation in the metro region, voters in Gwinnett County will finally get an opportunity to join Fulton, Dekalb and Clayton counties to partner in what was unimaginable 10 years ago…MARTA. While Gwinnett has traditionally shunned joining MARTA, citizens and Gwinnett leaders are showing considerable support for this initiative. If passed, this regional transportation expansion will go a long way in easing the metro area’s traffic congestion problem.
After the sudden death of Councilman Young, the City will hold elections to replace him. At press time, six candidates have filed their paper work to run. Candidates include a former City Councilman, a current Atlanta School board member, the Councilman’s widow and other community activists.
Governmental Affairs Committee members will host candidate interviews in this race to see if either candidate can earn support from ARPAC and be our next REALTOR® Champion on the council.