Alan Cole
Alan Cole

Alan Cole

Retired small business  owner

Neighborhood/community you live in:  Oak Forest Hills Subdivision for the past 43 years

Past political experience:  Past Precinct Chair for the Montgomery Precinct; Sergeant at Arms at State Convention in Savannah, GA

Other experience in community: I have been involved with zoning and traffic issues for the past 30 years.  Currently serving on the Ashford Dunwoody Corridor Study.

Q: Why are you running for this office?

A: I am running for House District 80 because we need to take this eat back from the Democrats.

Q: Why should the voters choose you?

A: I am the best candidate to beat the incumbent for District 80!
Q: If elected, what’s the first thing you want to accomplish in office?

A: Freeze the taxes on principal place of residence for individuals age 62 and older.

Q: What do you see as the biggest problem facing the district you seek to represent?

A: Transportation.
Q: What do you see as the biggest problem facing the state?

A: Keeping and growing small businesses in the State of Georgia.
Q: If a “religious freedom” bill similar to the one passed this session and vetoed by Gov. Deal is offered again next year, how would you vote on it?

A: Vote against it.

Q: If it comes up again in the Legislature next year, would you support some form of new tax to expand MARTA?

A: Undecided.

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