State Sen. Fran Millar of Dunwoody, who represents Dunwoody and other parts of DeKalb County and a portion of Sandy Springs, faces a challenge from DeKalb County financial advisor Paul Maner in the Republican Primary contest for the District 40 Senate seat.
Marking Consultant/state Senator
Past political experience: State Representative for 12 years; state Senator for six years; Chairman Senate Higher Education Committee; Chairman Senate Education and Youth Committee; Chairman Senate Retirement Committee for two years; Senate Health & Human Services Committee for six years; House Education Committee for 12 years; appointed to Governor’s Education Reform Commission and Governor’s Welfare Reform Commission; chairman for the Lieutenant Governor’s Foster Care Reform Working Group
Other experience in the community: Member of Dunwoody United Methodist Church; board member, Dunwoody Homeowners Association , board member, Spruill Center for the Arts.
Q: Why are you running for this office?
A: To continue serving the people of the 40th Senate district
Q: Why should the voters choose you?
A: Experience and I get results. I focused on property tax relief, career readiness options and increased opportunities for the disabled
Q: If elected, what’s the first thing you want to accomplish in office?
A: Continue to control costs of higher education
Q: What do you see as the biggest problem facing the district you seek to represent?
A: DeKalb County’s image.
Q: What do you see as the biggest problem facing the state?
A: Educational achievement and regional transportation
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: It will not be similar. I would rather focus on education, healthcare and transportation issues.
Q: If it comes up again in the legislature next year, would you support some form of new tax to expand MARTA?
A: I voted against just Fulton and DeKalb bearing the burden. Other counties and the state need to contribute