A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to sit down with Hans Appen of Appen Media and record a podcast for his Inside The Box series of interviews with local elected officials. It was a good conversation about local politics, public service, the role of social media in both and a host of other topics. It was an engaging conversation and if you care about how those things impact your community or have ever considered running for office you should check it out.
Alpharetta City Councilman Jim Gilvin sits down with us to talk about how and why citizens become more involved in their government. We look back on his own experiences and what’s in store for his political future.
Alpharetta’s local elections are starting to heat up now that there is only a week remaining before the qualifying deadline.
So far we only have two contested races, the mayoral race and the City Council post 1 seat. That leaves two incumbents and one neophyte running unopposed for City Council but with a week to go a lot can happen.
Below is a snapshot of how things look right now.
Alpharetta Mayor’s Race
David Belle Isle
City Council Post 1
City Council Post 5
City Council Post 4
City Council Post 6
Stay tuned because the fun should begin in earnest next week!