Since losing my race for Georgia Public Service Commission last May, I have had 7 months to think about two things: what am I going to do next and what did I actually accomplish in 6 years of public service? So, when the opportunity came along to acquire this website, I felt like it would give me something to check off both boxes; I can now do some writing and reflecting. I am reaching out to some friends and even to people that may have written here before to see if the load can be shared. I am also trying to think of some ways that we can rebrand the site so that it isn’t too Hall County centric. I want to write about more than just local politics, and it seems like the title is a limiting factor.
I am reaching out to both old and new writers in an effort to bring in diverse viewpoints. I also plan to set up social media accounts to not only help drive traffic, but to alert the readers of new posts. If you would like to contribute, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org; I would be very interested in exchanging ideas. As I completely endorse the disclaimer on this site, I will allow anonymous postings, but I do reserve the right to not publish everything that I receive.
I am looking forward to a great year. I think that we will have a lot to talk about. The state legislature begins on January 12 and taking a look at some of the prefilled legislation; it looks like we get to rehash (no pun intended) legalizing marijuana and horse racing. Shortly after the session, we will get to talk a lot about local politics with the SPLOST election. I am hoping for city news to play into the site this summer through fall as we will have elections for the local municipalities. We will probably wrap up the year with people announcing intentions for county and state elections with primaries to be held in the spring of 2016.
I hope that you will join me this year for what should be an exciting ride. I am once again a private citizen and now allowed to say whatever I want (even though I rarely censored myself on the Commission).