Dear Decaturish – Commissioner Brian Fisher asks Avondale residents for their vote
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About this series: As part of our ongoing election coverage, we invited each candidate to submit up to three letters of support. Here is a letter from City Commissioner Brian Fisher asking Avondale residents to vote for him on Nov. 5.
I would like to thank the City of Avondale Estates for electing me to serve as Commissioner for the past four years. I am asking for your vote again on November 5, 2019, to allow me to help finish the projects that I helped start.
If re-elected, I will continue to use my professional experience in banking, finance, and real estate lending to help the Board of Mayor and Commissioners best navigate the restoration of our Central Business District. But equally important, if re-elected, I promise to play an active role in helping bring our community back together.
These past two years following the unexpected departure of our former City Manager and now this election, which finds our former City Manager running for the position of Mayor, have been extremely divisive for our city. I am committed to being a part of the solution. I am committed to finding ways for us to heal and identifying community- and consensus-building opportunities.
Our greatest strength is our people, and what makes Avondale so special is that we have an active and engaged community of diverse citizens, who may not always agree, but who are still neighbors and are there for one another when it matters. We are truly a “small town, intown.”
Thank you, again, for the opportunity to serve.
Learn more about voting in the Nov. 5 election:
Early voting in the Nov. 5 municipal elections in DeKalb County began on Monday, Oct. 14.
Numerous DeKalb County cities are holding elections, including Decatur, Avondale Estates and Tucker.
The closest early voting site for these residents will be at the Voter Registration & Elections Office on 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300 Decatur, GA 30032.
Early voting times are Monday through Friday, Oct. 14 through Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There will be no Saturday and Sunday voting in the municipal elections.
If you need to see a sample ballot, visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter page by clicking here. You can also find your polling place if you choose to vote on Nov. 5 instead of voting early.
You have to be 18 to vote. You will also need to bring one of the following forms of ID, according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office:
– Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a free ID Card issued by your county registrar’s office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS)
– A Georgia Driver’s License, even if expired
– Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state
– Valid U.S. passport ID
– Valid U.S. military photo ID
– Valid tribal photo ID
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