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Robbins, Monferdini Take Last Two Seats on Tucker City Council

There was good cause for celebration late in the evening yesterday, March 29, as the unofficial election results were announced and locals in District 2, Matt Robbins and Noelle Monferdini took the last two seats on Tucker's new city council.  Save Tucker!'s leadership was advocating for the election of these candidates, who had been narrowed down to a smaller group from the large  number originally in the March 1 race. 

Quite a bit of controversy was started when the other council members and the mayor chose to go ahead and begin the business of the new city without waiting for District 2 council elections to be completed.  They were sworn in during a historic ceremony and that left more than 10,000 people, a full third of the new city, feeling  very angry and slighted. 

Monferdini and Robbins both passed the Save Tucker! residency check, which we ran on all candidates after becoming concerned when we had difficulty reaching one after months of attempts.  We launched an inquiry with the local election board and they suggested we use the Homestead Exemption as a means for verification.  

When we did that, we found others who did not qualify, but it was past the time that citizens could file any objections to the candidate on their own.  The elections board decided not to go further in the investigation and referred us to the Secretary of State's office if we wanted to escalate our concerns.  
A  happy group of supporters in Tucker after Monferdini and  
Robbins were named the new council members for the city of Tucker.

We were planning to do just that if any of the candidates we had questions about were placed into office by unsuspecting voters.  But, fortunately, the elected new council members are actual residents of District 2 and seem to be well qualified for the tasks ahead of them.  We wish them the best of luck and hope they keep their eyes open for similar tactics that will be used in the months ahead by a council that has already picked its battle and made District 2 their target.  

Save Tucker! will remain involved in the community and will report anything we hear, when we hear it, so that our friends and neighbors across all the districts are kept in the loop with any changes and the impact those changes could have on their way of life.  

Thank you to everyone who came out to vote March 1, and again March 29.  And thank you to everyone across all districts who voiced their disapproval for the way the new city started while one district was still waiting for its election to be complete.  

Did politics lead to Dist. 2 being ignored in early city decisions?
It was nice to see people across Tucker defending what was right against what is already shaping up to be a very secretive and power hungry group of leaders that will hopefully remember that it was you, the voters, who put them in office.  

And, just like District 2 rejected the seated councils' picks for their new co-council, all voters will have the option of voting for these folks again if they run for re-election and they might not slip by quite as easily without a challenge the way they did the first time.

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