Taos Wynn

Taos Wynn.


Occupation: Nonprofit President

Previous experience holding elected offices: [No response.]

Other community service experience: Taos Wynn has committed countless hours of service to the community by spearheading outreach efforts including distributing thousands of meals to underserved children and the homeless as well as distributing hygiene and first aid kits. Taos has also led relief efforts to assist families recently impacted by the latest natural disasters. More recently, Taos has introduced programming to assist at risk and underprivileged youth with gaining career exposure opportunities.

Why should the voters choose you for this position?

My focus is the people: getting impactful results that will better our communities, protect individual freedoms, and allow the voice of the people to be heard. As long as I am in office, I assure that when I enter the Senate chamber, so will the voice and best interest of the people of District 6. I understand the privilege and responsibility of representing the district’s constituents and I am willing to work across party lines to see more than just political differences, but to see and find meaningful solutions ensuring that Georgia’s future includes all of us and that we are indeed building Georgia together.

What is the biggest issue facing the district and how will you address it?

With the 6th District of Georgia consistently being a hotspot for development (attracting influxes of individuals to the district for jobs, consumption and living) one of the biggest issues recognized by constituents is the increase in traffic. To offset this growing concern, I look forward to collaborating efforts to innovate and expand mass transit, while simultaneously expanding railway infrastructure to assist in the transport of cargo to assist in reducing the number of commercial and civilian vehicles on the road.

The legislature is expected to discuss proposals for increased state funding of mass transit and possible new governance of public transit. What is your position on those issues?

Georgia can stand to benefit from efforts to create regular funding for mass transit; however, the intricacies of such a rollout are important. I believe that most constituents can attest to the need for transportation innovations to alleviate road congestion; however, stakeholders from both the state and local level are important players to involve in the conversation, in addition to the constituents who will ultimately be impacted by the legislation. Therefore, I support the review of potential enhancements, but want to ensure that the local level is involved and that the impact on constituents is properly monitored and controlled.

John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.