Tell Tucker Observer – In support of Cara SchroederCara Schroeder
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The Tucker Observer invited all candidates running in the Nov. 30 runoff to submit a letter to the editor on their behalf. Here is the letter in support of Tucker City Council District 2, Post 1 candidate Cara Schroeder.
Dear Tucker Observer,
First and foremost, I want to thank everyone who supported me in this year’s Tucker City Council election for District 2 Post 1. I truly appreciate it. Although I am no longer in the race, my heart remains in Tucker. For that reason, I am writing you to support the candidate who will be best for Tucker’s future. As we move forward with the runoff, I am supporting Cara Schroeder and I am asking all those who supported me and voted for me to do the same.
Although both remaining candidates for District 2 Post 1 have their strengths, Cara is better qualified for three important reasons. First, Cara has lived here in District 2 for 24 years. In fact, she and her husband purchased their house in my neighborhood just a few months after I did. Second, Cara has more than a decade of experience giving back to the community. She served as a board member of the Tucker Civic Association where she created the first Parks/Greenspace subcommittee and began the “Rivers Alive” clean up movement. She has also served as Vice President with the Friends of Tucker Parks, co-chaired the Henderson Park trail building along with Friends of Henderson Park, and was a founding member of the Henderson Park Community Garden. Third, she has valuable experience in City of Tucker government. In 2016 Cara was appointed to the first Tucker Community Council where she chaired the group from 2016 to 2018. In 2020, she was appointed to the city of Tucker Planning Committee making recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on all proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, Zoning Map and the Comprehensive Plan.
Finally, Cara and I share many of the same desires for the City of Tucker. She wants to make our major thoroughfares and neighborhood streets safer and wants additional sidewalks and sidewalk gap completion along our major connector roads including Brockett, Cooledge, Fellowship and Idlewood. And, she wants to continue implementing the city master plans for downtown development, parks, trails and transportation.
Going forward, I will be supporting Cara and voting for her and I urge everyone else living in our district to do so too.
Thomas L. Walker
More information about the Nov. 30 runoff:
Early voting runs Nov. 17-24 at Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library, 5234 LaVista Road, Tucker 30084. Early voting will be held from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Nov. 17-19, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Nov. 20, 12-5 p.m. on Nov. 21 and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Nov. 22-24. The runoff election is Nov. 30. All of our elections coverage may be found at Tuckerobservervotes.com
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