Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Candidates for city council respond to Patch questions.
The six candidates for Lilburn city council posts - two for Post 1 and four for Post 2 - in next week's elections responded to a set of questions from Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch. Here's what they had to say. Stay tuned for more in the days leading up to the Nov. 8 ballot. Question: What is the biggest problem facing Lilburn? Post 1 Candidate Teresa Czyz: The biggest problem facing Lilburn is our inability to maintain stability in business tax revenue. Moving to a “revenue based system” next year will help, but we need to build an infrastructure and create an environment that will attract the kind of businesses that want to make Lilburn their home. Post 1 Candidate Thomas Wight: I see three areas that are the biggest problems. First, …
Monday, September 26, 2011
City Council candidate Scott Batterton talks about his life, service, and hobbies.
Editor's Note: In the coming weeks, Lilburn Patch will profile candidates of local political offices. Scott Batterton is running for re-election to his Post 2 seat in the Lilburn City Elections this November. We talked to Batterton about his life, hobbies, and service. Batterton has served the community of Lilburn as a dentist since his practice opened in 1979. When consulted to open his practice in either Woodstock, Vinings, or Lilburn, Batterton chose Lilburn because of the outstanding community. But Batterton has seen the world outside of Lilburn. At 18, he joined the U.S. Navy dental corps for three years. After his first stint with the Navy he met Betty at a church event, now his wife of 42 years. His wife is often at the dental …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Kay Bennett qualified on Friday to run for Post 2, the seat now held by Scott Batterton.
Kay Bennett qualified on Friday to run for Post 2, City Clerk Kathy Maner said, bringing the number of candidates to four who will be vying for the seat now held by Scott Batterton. Lilburn Realtor Porter Deal and Angel Alonso are also seeking that seat, and Batterton is running for re-election. Teresa Czyz and Lilburn Attorney Thomas Wight are running for Post 1, the seat now held by Johnny Crist. Crist will be running for mayor against the incumbent, Diana Preston. The qualifying period for the Nov. 8 election ended Friday afternoon. Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch will be bringing more information about each of the candidates in the coming weeks.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Teresa Czyz and Angel Alonso qualified this week to run for city council seats.
Two more candidates have thrown their hats into the race for city council seats, with Teresa Czyz qualifying to run for Post 1 and Angel Alonso for Post 2. Czyz joins Lilburn Attorney Thomas Wight in the bid for Post 1, currently held by Johnny Crist. Crist earlier this week qualified to run for mayor. Along with Alonso, Realtor Porter Deal and Scott Batterton are running for Post 2, which Batterton, a Lilburn dentist, currently holds. Mayor Diana Preston is seeking re-election. Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch will be bringing more details about these candidates in the coming weeks.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Mayor Diana Preston qualified today to seek reelection, and three have qualified to run for city council seats.
The qualifying period for Lilburn city elections began Monday, Aug. 29 and will run through Friday, Sept. 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The mayor's position and two city council seats, now held by Johnny Crist and Scott Batterton, will be filled by the November elections. Mayor Diana Preston today qualified to seek reelection, and city councilman Johnny Crist has announced his intention to run for mayor. Batterton said he qualified at noon Monday to run again for his council seat, Post 2, and Porter Deal also qualified to run for that seat, according to City Clerk Kathy Maner. Thomas Wight today qualified for Post 1, the seat now held by Crist, Maner said. "It looks like it will be an exciting and stimulating political season in Lilburn …