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Published on October 21st, 2014 |

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BuckheadView endorses Bill Bozarth in GA House Dist. 54 race

Two weeks from today is Nov. 4, election day. Since BuckheadView is one of the very few remaining news organizations in Atlanta that endorses candidates—although only in races that directly affect Buckhead—it seems this is the appropriate time to do that.

Prior to the May 20th primary elections, BuckheadView posted a commentary piece with its endorsements on May 13th. A portion of that piece dealing with the District 54 Georgia House race read:

“In the General Election in November, BuckheadView likely will endorse Independent candidate W. H. “Bill” Bozarth, with whom our philosophies are best aligned. Furthermore, we have been very familiar for many years with Bozarth’s

Bill Bozarth

Bill Bozarth

commitment to public service, first as executive director of the non -political, non-profit Common Cause of Georgia organization and most recently as a board member with Neighborhood Planning Unit-B. He is dedicated to creating a better government climate and community lifestyle environment for Buckhead, Atlanta and Georgia.”

Because of that early endorsement of Bozarth neither of his opponents, Democrat Bob Gibeling or Republican Beth Beskin, should be surprised that BuckheadView now again is affirming that endorsement of Bozarth in the off-year general election Nov. 4, for which early voting is now going on.

BuckheadView has nothing personal against either Beskin or Gibeling (in fact we thank Gibeling for placing an advertisement with us) nor do we have negative comments to levy against either.
Gibeling today sent us a press release announcing his endorsements from the Georgia Federation of Teachers, Planned Parenthood, Georgia Equality, Victory Fund, Georgia State AFL-CIO, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 613, Teamsters, Local 728, and the Georgia Stonewall Democrats. All those organizations  typically endorse any Democratic candidate.

BuckheadView has not heard from Beskin about her campaign since mid-July.

BuckheadView believes that Bozarth brings the best experience and credentials to the District 54 Georgia House race and will provide the public—both residents and businesses of Buckhead—with the best representation and commitment to service in that position.

Independent candidates always have a tougher job getting elected without the political and financial support the Republic and Democratic parties bring to the table for their candidates. But Bill Bozarth has paid his dues out in the community drumming up voter support.

We hope our readers will seriously consider voting for W.H. “Bill” Bozarth, Independent candidate for the District 54 Georgia House seat as we will do.

A couple of other contested races on the ballot are Fulton County Commissioner Dist. 7 At Large, pitting Republican Earl Cooper against incumbent Democrat John H. Eaves. Eaves has done an okay job as Commission chairman and Cooper is an unknown factor. For the State Senate District 39 seat, Republican Robert Tindall is opposing incumbent Democrat Vincent Fort. The only time Fort ever shows up in Buckhead is at election time. He won’t get our vote.

The important thing is that every registered Buckhead resident get out and vote. Voting is not just a privilege, it is a responsibility.

John Schaffner, owner/editor

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