Johns Creek Rotary to host council runoff debate

Horton, Bradberry to discuss issues

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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Vicki Horton and John Bradberry, the candidates for the Post 3 City Council seat who will vie in a runoff election Tuesday, Dec. 5, will meet Wednesday Nov. 29, for a debate.

Bradberry held a 379-vote lead in the General Election but was short of the required majority of 50 percent plus 1 vote. The election results were 2,975 votes for Bradberry and 2,596 votes for Horton.

The Rotary Club of Johns Creek/North Fulton will sponsor the 7 p.m. debate at the Old Taylor Lodge on the campus of St. Benedict Catholic Church on Parsons Road.

Johns Creek Herald Editor Hatcher Hurd will pose the questions and the Student Leadership Johns Creek organization and State Student Ambassadors will assist in moderating the debate.

Rotary Club President Robert MacDonald said the club wants to provide residents of the city the best opportunity to make their choice for the Johns Creek City Council.

“We want the citizens of Johns Creek to have the opportunity to hear these two candidates speak on the issues so that they, the citizens, can make up their minds as to who best will serve their interests,” MacDonald said.

The debate will feature questions on the issues facing Johns Creek, such as dealing with traffic and how the city should integrate with the expanding population around it.

The TSPLOST funding, term limits for elected officials and whether the city should have geographical districts for representation on the City Council are additional issues facing the council.

Candidates will be asked for their vision of Johns Creek looking into the future.

What role should the city play in its economic development?

They will be asked whether the city should be proactive or reactive to economic development.

If proactive, then what do they recommend?

The Johns Creek Herald will air a video of the debate on its website, northfulton.com.


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