Ben Truman

Ben Truman.

benfordekalb.com

Occupation: Self-employed

Previous elected offices held: None

Other community service experience: Volunteer, gubernatorial campaign, Atlanta, September-November 2018; volunteer, mayoral campaign, Atlanta, September-November 2017; volunteer, presidential campaign, Atlanta, September-November 2016; volunteer, U.S. Senate campaign, Atlanta, September-November 2016.

What is motivating you to run for this office?

My main motivation for running for office is to improve the functioning of the county government.

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

The biggest issue facing the district is finding adequate funding for our schools. I plan to address it by raising property taxes.

What makes you the best candidate to challenge the incumbent?

I am the best candidate to challenge the incumbent because of my political experience.

What strengths and weaknesses have the coronavirus pandemic crisis revealed in DeKalb County government?

A strength of the coronavirus pandemic response is the ability to streamline services for DeKalb County residents. A weakness of the coronavirus pandemic response has been the flexibility to make changes in county protocol.