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Paul Maner
Financial advisor
Neighborhood:  Embry Hills
Past political experience: None.
Other experience in the community: I have served as a missionary on both foreign and local missions, as well as working with the needy and indigent.
Q: Why are you running for this office?

A: I have always strongly believed in representative government. My opponent believes the best form of government is powerful men making decisions behind closed doors. Career politicians thinking that way have hurt our communities, but not beyond repair. I will fight to restore active representation to State Senate District 40’s residents at the Georgia Capitol.
Q: Why should the voters choose you?

A: I am sick and tired of the corruption and lack of results from DeKalb County. When my opponent leaves office, he will leave the county worse than he found it. I will push to end political corruption, cut taxes and improve our educational and transportation concerns. There are too many issues being ignored and I will not need on the job training to solve these problems.
Q: If elected, what’s the first thing you want to accomplish in office?

A: If elected, I will be the leading Taxpayer Advocate in Georgia. Georgians are paying too much in taxes every year and I will question each and every tax the citizens are being forced to pay.
Q: What do you see as the biggest problem facing the district you seek to represent?

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

A: Education, Transportation and Taxes.
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: I would vote for it.
Q: If it comes up again in the legislature next year, would you support some form of new tax to expand MARTA?

A: I could only make that decision if the residents of District 40 told me that they wanted it. MARTA has a huge presence in District 40, but it’s an issue that I want to address in regular town hall meetings across the communities in the District. Too many politicians are either in the pockets of big business or political machinery- it’s time to ask the people what they want and do the right thing for a change.

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.

One reply on “Voters Guide: Senate District 40: Paul Maner”

  1. Paul,
    Certainly share your sentiments! One big important exception… I congratulated Governor Nathan Deal for his veto of the so-called liberty bill. He was courageous with his protection of equality and justice for all. Excellent!

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