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AJC Reports Candidates for Tucker's New Government Must Qualify Next Week

According to the AJC:

Candidates seeking to become the new city of Tucker’s first elected leaders must file papers to run for office next week.

Elections will be held March 1, 2016, to choose a mayor and six city council members.

About 74 percent of voters approving creating the city of Tucker during a Nov. 3 referendum.

Candidates may qualify for the election from Dec. 7 to Dec. 11 at the DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections Office at 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300.

Note the largest district (on the right) is actually the part that was never really considered Tucker in the first place.  They appear to have the bulk of the voters and therefore the candidates as well as the power residing there.  What do you want a bet that they will also see the lion's share of the tax dollars spent on improving their own area as well,  just like the situation in Brookhaven? 

Then you have the RR tracks actually used as a dividing line, harkening a bit back to the segregation days, some might say, where the formerly  pro-Lavista Hills communities are neatly lumped together in the North, while the ITP/Northlake region (mostly ignored by the city advocates until the bitter end of the debate) will have lots of condos and apartment dwellers to please by the time the first term of the city council has ended. 

If you have heard the bell toll for your turn at locally controlling lots of money to do next to nothing, please apply!   More names to choose from will increase the odds of ill informed voters picking anyone except those who rigged things in their own favor long ago.

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