Debate scheduled before Johns Creek run-off election

11/20/2019 6:30 PM

Debate scheduled before Johns Creek run-off election

Debate scheduled before Johns Creek run-off election

A debate lets you hear the issues and ideas, so you aren't tempted to vote on national origin or who you know. As author Harry Kemelman ​warns in his award-winning mystery novel, Friday the Rabbi Slept Late, "the first principle of politics is to get elected. And the second great principle is that a candidate is not elected because he's the logical choice, but because of the way he has his hair cut, or the hat he wears, or his accent."

All three Johns Creek city council posts have advanced to a run-off election which will be held on Dec. 3. The Secretary of State Ambassadors group will be facilitating a candidate debate to highlight the remaining candidates prior to the election.

The debate will be held at Sankranti Restaurant, 2000 Ray Moss Connector, Johns Creek, on
Nov. 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The candidates include:

For Johns Creek City Council Post 2, Weaver who received 3,253 votes will face Tunki who received 2,160 votes in a runoff. The third candidate Royce Reinecke took 1,696 votes.

Student Leadership Johns Creek is part of Leadership Johns Creek, which has been a highly valued part of the city for over 10 years. Student Leadership Johns Creek is a decidedly competitive program that encompasses all four high schools in Johns Creek (Centennial, Chattahoochee, Johns Creek and Northview). Currently there are 100 students participating in this 2-year program.

"The Student Leadership Johns Creek Secretary of State Ambassadors consist of nine of our students who work in conjunction with the Secretary of State's office to facilitate events to educate and encourage our citizens to become more involved in local politics," said Executive Director Irene Sanders. "Hosting a candidate debate has become second-nature to this group after hosting multiple city council and state representative debates over the past two years."

For more information, contact Sanders at, 404-406-0480 or visit the website.

The Johns Creek City Council election is for the council seats of Post 2, Post 4, and Post 6.

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