Calling all candidates for Nov. city elections


Nov. 8, 2011 is election day for municipalities in Fayette County. If you live in the city limits of Peachtree City, Tyrone, Fayetteville or Brooks, this election is for you.

Tyrone citizens will be [selecting] their mayor for the next four years. Tyrone incumbent Don Rehwaldt has stated emphatically that he will not run for reelection.

In addition to the mayor’s race, Tyrone Council posts 1 and 2 are up for grabs.

Fayetteville voters will choose the mayor and Council posts 1 and 2.

Brooks has Council Posts 3, 4, and 5 being voted on this November.

Peachtree City voters will choose City Council Posts 1 and 2 in the upcoming race.

We are a group of non-partisan concerned citizens who are interested in meeting potential candidates. We know there are great people out there who could bring a new sensibility and a positive approach to the issues we face.

Many of us moved here because Fayette County had a great land use plan, the number one school system, the lowest crime rate and the highest income per capita in the state.

Today, crime is rampant, our schools are no longer the best and don’t rank highest on the income scale.

Our goal is to return Fayette County to a place where people want to move and to find the right people to run for office who can take us there.

If you want to know more about running for office, we want to meet you. We are actively seeking candidates we can support to bring some new faces into the election process. Again, this is a non-partisan group.

Qualifying to run starts at 8:30 a.m., Aug. 29 and ends at 4:30 p.m., Sept. 2. Call or email me and let’s talk about your future.

If you have no desire to run for office, you can still help. Remind your friends and neighbors who live Peachtree City, Fayetteville, Tyrone and Brooks to go to the polls on Nov. 8.

Representing a group of concerned Fayette County citizens,

Leslie Edwards

Fayetteville, Ga.