Ognio swamps incumbent Hearn, Barlow defeats Huddleston for 2 Fayette Commission posts

The 2013 Fayette County Commission. David Barlow (L) and Randy Ognio won big in the Aug. 21 runoff. Charles Oddo (center) defeated incumbent Robert Horgan July 31. Current commissioners Allen McCarty (2nd from R) and Steve Brown (R) pose with the commissioners-elect. Photo/Special.

The two men, Randy Ognio and David Barlow, ran their first political races this summer, but they have been familiar faces at the Fayette County Commission for the past two years. Both regularly criticized the incumbents for the West Fayetteville Bypass, lack of transparency to the public and what they considered the board majority’s lack of regard for the average taxpayer.

Tuesday, they overwhelmed their opponents in the Republican runoff, ousting incumbent Lee Hearn and stopping a political bid by Fayetteville attorney Sheila Huddleston.

Both will have another four and a half months of watching the lame ducks — Hearn, defeated Commissioner Robert Horgan and Chairman Herb Frady, who declined to seek reelection — run the commission until Dec. 31.

Ognio and Barlow are expected to join newly elected Charles Oddo and incumbents Steve Brown and Allen McCarty in forming a new majority on the commission, one expected to exhibit a decidedly different tone than the current controversial board.

The clean sweep of the commission represents a personal victory for the man his opponents labeled “Boss Hogg” in a scathing political ad before the July 31 primary — Harold Bost.

Bost, himself a former commissioner, has put his money as well as his mouth behind the primary winners, as he did for Brown and McCarty two years ago, spending thousands in print, direct mail and signs boosting his candidates.

Bost says after this runoff he plans to “retire” from active politics. His political foes likely hope he is true to his word.

With 36 of 36 precincts counted Tuesday night, Ognio, an electrician, beat incumbent Hearn by nearly 4,000 votes, while videographer Barlow outdistanced Huddleston by more than 2,000 votes.

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Thanks, the Day After

The day after shines very brightly indeed!

Congratulations to the two newest Fayette County Commissioners, David Barlow and Randy Ognio. I look forward to setting about the work of the county with each of you, with Allen McCarty, and with Steve Brown. We have quite an opportunity to set a new, positive direction for Fayette.

I will always remember . . . without the citizens of Fayette County, this would not be possible.

Thank you to all our incredible supporters. You waved signs, handed out promos, talked with voters, or just gave us your support. It's impossible to thank everyone by name, but you know who you are and you know how much I, my wife, and my family appreciate your unwavering support. You are the definition of what it means to be AMERICAN!

And of course thank you to all who voted.

To those who cast their votes for me, THANK YOU! If not for you, I would not have this wonderful opportunity to serve Fayette County. I will work diligently to assure you your faith in me is well-placed.

To those who voted for my opponent, thank you for choosing to make your voices heard in this election. In the days and years ahead, I will do my very best to earn your support.

To Commissioners Robert Horgan, Lee Hearn, and Herb Frady, I thank you, too. Although, we didn't always agree, I commend you to have given publicly of yourselves for many years. You are passing the torch now, as someday I will, but you can be content knowing that through your public service, you have given back to the community you each call home. So keep your heads high. You’ve earned that right!

And to each candidate who offered to serve, but must wait for another day, thank you. You each demonstrated the civic pride that makes us all proud to be Americans. And to your supporters, please stay involved. Help me and all your elected officials govern wisely. Your input will be vital and appreciated. We are a community. Working together we will make great strides forward.

Now, as I soon begin the work of Fayette County Commissioner, I ask your support and prayers for success.

Thank you for this great privilege!

Charles W. Oddo
Fayette County Commissioner Nominee
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Classy letter..best of luck to you

Mr. Oddo.

Serve us well.

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Classy vs. likable

Somebody was talking about this on the radio yesterday. It was within the context of Romney/Obama and the thought process went something like this - the popular and likable politician resembles someone you would like to have a beer with or go to a ballgame with. An equal who is fun to be with and hang out with no real mind stretching complex conversations.

The classy or father-figure politician is like the guy who owns your company - in other words, your boss. You'd probably be nervous having a beer with him, he may seem a little stiff and formal, but you have no doubt he is looking out for you and all the other employees while he is focused on growing the business of the company. As a result you trust this guy and treat him with respect. There's no doubt he is smarter than you, at least about the company and whatever business he is in, but he uses that knowledge to succeed, not to put other people down.

So, with all that in mind, we should be electing more of the classy, father-figure types as our leaders than the glad handing, glossy and likable types. Unfortunately, the campaigning process favors the first type over the second, so there was no real conclusion to that discussion, other than we SHOULD want our leaders to be better people than we are. Doesn't seem to be happening that much.

But for once, we may have come across someone very interesting in Mr. Oddo. He seems to be the type of person I envision as the Chairman of the Fayette County Commission. He would serve us well at ARC and I doubt he would negotiate poorly or embarrass us in any way. I know Mr. Barlow and Mr. Ognio feel that Mr. Oddo is a fine man and a qualified leader because they said so as they all 3 campaigned together. Logical next step is to support him as Commission Chair.

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The divisive Mudcat spewing his poision

Mudcat loves muddying the water. Mudcat says he wants his leaders to be better than he is and I totally agree that everyone should try to be better than that little troll. As a matter of fact, the new board of commissioners will be a lot better. They are honest and likable guys.

What we should all wish is that Mudcat, Robert Morgan and the other nasty bloggers go away. We don't need their meanness anymore. They keep trying to drag people down to their depths. Not that anyone really seriously considers anything they say in the first place.

The new board of commissioners is going to make us proud! It's nice when your votes count.

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johank & options

An option is for YOU to go away---and should you decide to do that, pls take bbq jones with you!

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johenry - nasty bloggers go away?

And exactly who would determine who the nasty bloggers are - you? Bwahahahaha!!! You really are a trip johenry. Before you go get your bible and start making pronouncements on bloggers character, try reading the bill of rights first. Start with the first amendment of course.

Then go get your bible and begin your reading with the passage that starts with "O, ye whitewashed fence".

Please note that nowhere in these blogs have I called you any names such as nasty blogger, nitwit, dumbass, etc. etc. That should exempt me from your nasty blogger list - right??

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My gosh, Mudcat

JoJo is exactly right! You are most contentious and disruptive person in Fayette County. You have to be anonymous or no one would respect you outside of your anonymous blogger self.

You keep trying to pit one new commissioner against the other. But, like that Boss Hogg ad you ran, no one is buying what you have to say.

Your blogs have always helped me keep things in perspective, making me appreciate having productive things going on and being able to work with great people who want to protect the county.

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MadMike

I am not sure that I represent Mudcat. Mudcat is former KGB, living in Romania, assigned by rogue terrorist groups to disrupting intelligent discourse among American conservatives.

These blogs have become a convenient forum to that end. ; )

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How Now Brown Cow

Mudcat is no more disruptive than you and makes about a third of the posts that can be attributable to you, especially considering the numerous posts you make under your pseudonym(s). Do you keep several computers up at the same time or do you sign-in and sign-out each time? I have always wondered that.
Now Steve, you got your folks elected and, by the way, I voted for them, despite your support. You and Bost could have saved a lot of time and breath, because "smoke the pipe" Horgan and "I appoint my family members" Hearn were going down despite all the hype. Additionally, most citizens are against the bypass and splost, which you and your new elected buddies opposed. I for one am glad we have a new group in there but only as contrasted to the old group.
Those of us that remember you as Mayor in PTC are holding our breath, hoping that your stripes truly have changed. I wish you and the new commission the best and will give you the benefit of the doubt.
So quitcha bitchin and get to work! Quit picking fights on here with the people you represent. For those that believe in you, there is nothing else you need to say. For those who don't, nothing is going to change their mind until you show the new direction you are promising.

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How like MadMike, to dish out advice he himself ignores.

Mikey is singing a different tune and yet he still cannot stop with all the 'free' advice he has for everyone. Guess he doesn't get it that something given free is probably worth just what was paid for it--especially if it is from Mikey--

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How like MadMike, to dish out advice he himself ignores.

Mikey is singing a different tune and yet he still cannot stop with all the 'free' advice he has for everyone. Guess he doesn't get it that something given free is probably worth just what was paid for it--especially if it is from Mikey--

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Steve as _________

It's unbelievable how many times someone says Steve is blogger blah, blah, blah.

When have I ever been afraid to make an opinion known. Seriously, Mudcat complains about it all the time. And I do it under my name, unlike Mudcat.

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Better than she is, would be more correct, Steve/johenry

The tell here is "The new board of commissioners is going to make us proud!" johenry is Steve and that is fine. Just know it. When I and others said we wanted our leaders to be better than we are, it never crossed my mind that Steve Brown was my better. Nor should it cross yours. Well, maybe yours, but you are the same person, so maybe not. I'm confused.

Yes indeed, the new commissioners are honest and likable guys. Oddo is most organized and honest and classy and he should be chairman. Barlow is likable, partially honest, financially challenged and a bible thumper. No problem unless he starts in on the abortion and gay marriage thing. Ognio is going to be your worst nightmare, Steve/johenry. He is a no BS guy and of course BS is all you got. Bring your A game, if you have one. Denise was at the recycling center this afternoon dumping signs and she gave me an earful about how you and Randy are going to not get along.
Your smirky little picture with other 4? Big surprise coming.

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Stop your attacks on Denise Ognio

Lighten up on Denise Ognio. She is one of the nicest people you would ever want to call your friend.

Jim Richter

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Never said a word about Denise Ognio, never met her

and I'm sure she is a nice lady. Once again, I imitate your half-truth attacks as a parody and you take the bait.

The lady I met at recycling said she's getting rid or those signs (they were signs from every candidate) and she is sick of the negative campaigning. I said are you Denise (because she was, but not Denise Ognio) and she said the new guys (3 of them) are going to take on Brown and put him in his place. I think she also said her favortite candidate was Randy, but she did not share his last name.

You fools don't deserve leadership of the county if this is the best you can do.

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Richter & Attacks

Perhaps the wrong verb--I simply responded to what I thought was a truthful post from Mudcat. If she invented this, shame on her and she owes Denise an apology. Denise appears to be quite capable of speaking for herself and I'm not sure what you gain by adding to your storied history here.

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Must be more than one Denise Ognio

Mudcat...You said..."Denise was at the recycling center this afternoon dumping signs and she gave me an earful about how you and Randy are going to not get along."

Denise Ognio has not been to the recycling Center dumping signs...Nor have I given ANYONE an earful about anything to do with Steve Brown and Randy Ognio.

Why don't we wait until the new guys are actually sworn in. TFirst we've got to focus on Who's in office currently and what will happen between now and then. We've also got to work the November election. That's where the focus should be now.

If you want to know what Denise Ognio looks like-I attend 90% of the Commissioner Meetings and will be there tonight. I don't know who you spoke with at the recycling center, but it was not Denise Ognio.
Some of us work from 8-5 everyday....like me :) and lunch is over! Hope to see you tonight!
Be sure to tell me who YOU are...lol.

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Go Denise ! I met your hubby.

Go Denise ! I met your hubby. I like him. He'll be a no BS commissioner. And so what if he and Brown get into it once in a while ? Duh...That's what we want. Independent commissioners. Reagan said it well---"Trust but verify." Randy listened to me. He'll listen to folks and like I said-- he'll be no BS. He may not give me what I want but I doubt he'll screw with us unnecessarily. And-- if I ask him to take a second look at some frigging 30 year old road project, he will ! Mudcat--- she just makes stuff up so ignore her.

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Must be more than one Denise Ognio

Mudcat...You said..."Denise was at the recycling center this afternoon dumping signs and she gave me an earful about how you and Randy are going to not get along."

Denise Ognio has not been to the recycling Center dumping signs...Nor have I given ANYONE an earful about anything to do with Steve Brown and Randy Ognio.

Why don't we wait until the new guys are actually sworn in. TFirst we've got to focus on Who's in office currently and what will happen between now and then. We've also got to work the November election. That's where the focus should be now.

If you want to know what Denise Ognio looks like-I attend 90% of the Commissioner Meetings and will be there tonight. I don't know who you spoke with at the recycling center, but it was not Denise Ognio.
Some of us work from 8-5 everyday....like me :) and lunch is over! Hope to see you tonight!
Be sure to tell me who YOU are...lol.

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Hmmm, looks like maybe Mudcat's nose is just a little longer

these days. Muddytat, you may be able to pull that stuff with dead people, but it is sort of silly to quote someone who is very much alive and able to refute your statement. Like I told my children when they were young: Once you lie to me I will always have to wonder if what you are telling me is the truth or a lie. Guess you never had that conversation with your Mama.

P.S. Just a word of caution---I think Denise Ognio will be able to hold her own with anyone, so maybe you should tread lightly--maybe stick to Brown and Haddix. Men are much easier than women are when you cross them or tell untruths about them.

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Mudkitty & Denise Ognio

Now her cmts don't make much sense to me--stirring up ill will for Randy before he is even sworn in! But hey, that's between those two.

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Hey Mudcat/Carol--- I'll

Hey Mudcat/Carol--- I'll spring for one way bus fare to Marietta so you can move on outta here ! Take Morgan and the other monotonous haters with you.

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I don't know who Carol is, my real name is****n

I don't need your help going to Marietta, nor would I want to go. Been there. It sucks compared to Peachtree City.
I doubt anything I said about the new "movers and shakers" deserves this kind of hatred. Please get counseling, assuming they take turtles and good luck.

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Mudcat - Too

Too bad we don't have a vote, Mr. Brown's entire agenda on the runoff was to get elected Chairman.

Get ready to be embarrassed.

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Agreed...very classy

I hope that sets the tone for the future!

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Very classy. I hope you will serve as Commission Chair

Makes sense that Barlow, Ognio and Oddo all campaigned together and advertised together and Oddo got elected first, so the other two would support him as Chairman. I mean who better to be the public face of Fayette County?
Any objections?

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Thanks For The Courage

It takes a whole lot of courage to do what is right in the face of ridicule!

Many, many thanks to the Bossman and Bob!

Randy, Chuck, and David, thanks for the courage, devotion and (contrary to some) your INTELLIGENCE!

Bob and Steve, many thanks for your unrelenting work on the T-SPLOST and the election!

Jim H., you were our #1 sign man and you will always hold a special place in our hearts!

Sign wavers, you are the absolute BEST! TALK ABOUT BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS?!?! LITERALLY! BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS!!! THIS MOST CERTAINLY INCLUDES MRS. OGNIO, MRS. BARLOW, AND MRS. ODDO!

"Miss Liberty" (Barbie), you brought a spirit to this campaign that can't be matched! THANK YOU!

Leslie, THANK YOU for all the endless hours of coaching, advice, and leadership!

Pat E. is the bravest of foot soldiers, not to mention an outstandingly devoted daughter, mother, and grandmother! The many hours you wore that sandwich board and carried your huge flag were awe inspiring. THANK YOU!

Chuck and Pily, thank you for the cold water. You saved our lives!!

Thanks so much for all the hard work, courage, sleepless nights, and creative writing Jim R., Claudia and Allen!
Jim R. will, no doubt, go down in the annals of time and The Citizen as the #1 Georgia Bulldog!!

Blessings to East and West Bypass homeowners and their families!! It takes a WHOLE LOT of courage to be
where we all are!! Betty Jo, by all means, go buy a new stove! I hope you get the top of the line with all the bells and whistles!

For the last 3 months (during the campaign, imagine that!) there hasn't been one bit of activity on Phase II of the W. Bypass in our backyard. There hasn't been one piece of heavy road equipment. I wondered why.

This morning, Fayette County awoke to a bright sunny day and three newly elected commissioners set to take office in Jan. 2013. However, my family and I awoke to heavy road equipment noises and a frenzy of work on Phase II of the W. Bypass. I WONDER WHY!!

As I've said many times over the last four years, Jack, Eric, Herb, Robert, Lee and others have never given Fayette citizens and WFB homeowners the respect they deserve. They said we were just a bunch of ill informed, naive, disgruntled homeowners!

"And, The Walls Came Tumblin' Down!!"

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New Commission

Congratulations to the new commissioners, we look forward to having you actually solve problems and making our county the best example of what local government can do for its citizens.

Good luck

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Excellent Idea, Citizen Bob - Mr. Krakeel

PLEASE, Mr. Krakeel post your transition binder where all Fayette citizens will be able to study it!

Leave it to Bob! He comes up with these brilliant pearls of wisdom on a daily basis!

Thanks again, Bob!

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Now the real work begins...

The commissioners-elect will start formally preparing for office now: studying the Fayette County organization in detail, our master plan, land use plan, transportation plan, etc. Learning the sources of revenue and our expenses... and looking for innovative ways to trim expenses (one of their platform planks, bidding expensive contracts, should help).

The county administrator has developed a binder for transitioning commissioners, which should help. I'd encourage him to post it on line so all of us can become better acquainted with how the county works.

It will also help for civic-minded citizens to remain constructively engaged.

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Speaking of County Administrators.

Interested?

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Bob Ross for County

Bob Ross for County Adminstrator--- interesting idea !

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Speaking of County Administrators.

Deleted for double post. Something is going on with this site????? Maybe too much trafic

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Put your seat belt on Spyglass, it's coming ...

For two years, I have been putting ideas together hoping for a majority to push them through.

Top priority: balance the budget in January.

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They ball is in your court..

Best of luck.

I know you don't want my advice, but a little bit of humility would be nice.

I choose to live in Fayette for a reason, it is because we are supposed to be a better people. Better standard of living, etc.

Show some leadership and you will be congratulated.

Any ideas on the traffic problem to and fro to Coweta County? Hwy 54 is a nightmare many at many times. Thoughts?

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They ball and

many at many times. Are you ok? So unlike you to have typos. Me yes, you no.

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Correct Citizen Bob...sadly

I haven't seen any ideas put forth here by Mr. Brown. Any ideas for cuts?

Any ideas for roads?

Any ideas for parks?

Any ideas for spending increases to maintain quality of life?

Any ideas for Policing needs?

Any ideas for anything?

I for one would like to hear some ideas...not just "vote for my minions".

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Some radical ideas from Commissioner Brown's past posts

- Spend no more than the county collects in revenues (which will no doubt defer nice-to-have QOL projects)
- Implement uniform bidding for expensive contracts
- Ensure county taxpayers are protected from the fixed obligations of a DB retirement plan (GA State Auditor's report will be issued in Jan '13)
- Advertise openings for appointments to boards, authorities, and commissions
- Insist on objective, quantitative criteria for assessing road/other construction priorities
- Amend the ARC's Concept 3 transportation plan to remove mass transit from the county

None of these are exciting, glamorous, or sexy, but create a foundation for more effective and efficient government. That done, and an improving economy & higher revenues, we can consider public "wants"; now, it's a matter of covering our needs.

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Citizen Bob/Steve Brown

Citizen Bob
You forgot Term Limits.

That is clearly must.

How about 1 term only...we need that in Washington DC too

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Citizen Bob/Steve Brown

Citizen Bob
You forgot Term Limits.

That is clearly must.

How about 1 term only...we need that in Washington DC too

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Wow, competitive bidding for

Wow, competitive bidding for county contracts. That's frightening. We would lose our engineers' rich and valuable history of Fayette County. LOL. Of course I am being sarcastic. I agree Citizen Bob.

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Citizen Bob - All

All of these sound good to me, and how about transparency?

Since Mr. Barlow won't be videoing, how about putting something together that will institutionalize a process that will give access to commission meetings to the widest number of citizens possible. Then put it on the public access channel.

Here's just one example, let's see how important open government is to our new commission.

http://granicus.sandiego.gov/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=3

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Nuk_1, We Need A Little Goat Innovation, Here

My good pal, Leslie, just reminded us that the goat thing isn't far fetched at all.

IN FACT, those little relentless chompers ate their way through some mighty tough vegetation down at our own Kiwanis Field a few years ago.

IN FACT, the U. of Ga. used goats to get rid of one of the kudzu problems there, just last year.

I just wish they could eat this heavy road equipment that has taken up residence in my backyard. My dogs hate these big yellow monsters and the barking has started all over, again.

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Do we get the kudzu-eating goat herds now?

Can't wait for that. It seems like that idea died as fast as his district voting diatribe, but he'll probably resurrect it now.

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Duo

:-(

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Some radical ideas from Commissioner Brown's past posts

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Now the real work begins...

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Congratulations!!!

Glad we will have a breath of fresh air on the Commission and some fiscal responsibility. Now the burden will be on you all to make Fayette County proud that we have re-configured this body.

Looking forward to good sense, less cronyism, and focus on Fayette County needs... not Atlanta's transportation problems.

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Fayette County Commissioner Nominee

My commitment to run for Fayette County Commissioner began in earnest June 23, 2011 when Ms. Nancy Truluck spoke to the commission from her wheelchair. She said, “The three Commissioners on the Board who wanted the West Fayetteville Bypass should pay for it”. I would like to have been a Commissioner that night and I would have voted to stop the funding of the West Fayette Bypass.

As I asked God for guidance I remembered a verse, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” My wife and I believe this is God’s will for my life and we are forever grateful.

During my campaign I consistently spoke about complete and honest transparency. No more special interest groups receiving preferential treatment, no more backroom deals and all county business will be conducted with true accountability.

Every Fayette County citizen has the right to come to a commission meeting and voice a complaint or ask a question and receive an answer. I will make a motion to implement the end of the sign-in sheet. Simply attend the meeting and you will be given an opportunity to address the Commission. No exceptions!

If you voted for me please accept my heartfelt thanks. If you did not vote for me please know that I will treat every citizen with dignity and respect. Should you have any questions or concerns you would like to discuss with me please do not hesitate to contact me and I’ll gladly meet with you. You deserve an opportunity to get to know who will be representing you.

I’ve taken Ronald Reagan’s 1980 Republican Convention acceptance speech as my inspiration to say, “The time is now, Fayette County, to recapture our destiny, to take it into our own hands. And to do this it will take many of us, working together. I ask you now, all over this county, to let your voice be heard”.

God Bless You and God Bless Fayette County!

David L. Barlow, Commissioner Nominee
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davidbarlow@comcast.net

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Congratulations to the winners

Congratulations to Dr. Barry Marchman, Dr. Mary Kay Bacallo, Charles Oddo, David Barlow and Randy Ognio.

Dr. Mary Kay Bacallo has a runoff in November with Terri Smith but that is a given. I predict Terri Smith will be soundly defeated in a landslide.

We now have some of the best and brightness minds in Fayette County that can focus on getting us out of the mess certain members of the Board of Education and the Board of Commissioners have put us in.

Good luck to all of you!

Jim Richter

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Congratulations . . .

. . . To Charles, David and Randy. I look forward to working with you, Allen and Steve in the coming years. Best wishes. Paul C. Oddo, Jr., Councilman, City of Fayetteville

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New commissioners portrait

Now it is obvious: Sheila Huddleston was too darn pretty for that job. I wish you all well and I hope that I don't read a headline a year or so from now to the effect of: "Fayette county resident went to a fight and a commissioners meeting broke out".

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Election

Congratulations to Chuck Oddo, Randy Ognio and David Barlow. I look forward to working with you.

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Congratulations to the winners

Hopefully we can put this election behind us and the new commission can professionally work together and make this county proud. I do however believe that due to the political games played during elections, the outgoing commission is not going to make the transition easy for the newly elected officials.

Mr. Brown will win the nomination of chairman as payment for getting others elected.

Now my predictions. (parody)

The letters S and B will somehow disappear from all county keyboards.

Newly elected Chairman Brown will have renovations done at his house widening all doors to allow his head to pass through. Within a year and a half, people will tire of his behavior and call for his ouster. He will see the righting on the wall and seek out a higher political position.

Mr. Oddo will become the voice of reason, but will become the outsider as he tires due to the political games played by the chairman.

Mr. Ognio will be a straight shooter, but when a constituent begins to question the commission, he will eventually explode and call the person a ---- --- as they don't understand the inner workings and confidential information that must be withheld..

Mr. McCarty will continue to follow the lead of the new chairman, but will sometimes vote opposite the chairman on insignificant items to booster his autonomy.

Mr. Barlow will be caught with his eyes closed during meetings. He will state that unlike the previous commission chairman he is praying for wisdom and not sleeping. He will than motion to ban all video of the proceedings. Following this meeting, the Freethinkers will file a lawsuit thru the ACLU asking that all other deities and non believers be recognized during meetings. Within two years of seeing the stalled road projects costing the taxpayers more money as it sits unused he will motion to restart the project claiming he can cut 5 minutes off his commute from Tyrone to the county administration building. He will then be investigated by the GBI for road builders and developers paying off his creditors.

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Look at it this way.....

....Clayton County just elected Victor Hill to be Sheriff again, even though he legally can't take office because his certification is suspended pending his 37 count RICO charges. That about says it all.

As far as Barlow goes....maybe he'll smarten up. Allowing ANY and EVERYONE a chance to speak at any meeting about anything is rather naive and stupid unless you want to have commission meetings that last until 2am as goofy citizens get up and repeat what the previous speakers said over and over again with nothing new added whatsoever. Maybe Barlow forgot that this isn't a democracy. Oh well.

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Clayton County

At least Clayton County has voted in their former police chief, Jeff Turner, to be county commissioner and voted out Eldrin Bell. And looks like Turner will be county comm. chairman, too.

Victor Hill over Kimbrough? WTF are those people thinking? Oh wait, I AM talking about Clayton County. I forgot that for a moment.

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MLC & Clayton County Voters

Looks like they're NOT thinking--to elect someone under indictment for multiple felonies (from a special Grand Jury & District Attorneys from 2 outside counties) tells you something about their values. Believe Kimbrough was quoted as saying "Only in Clayton County!" And he, of all people, should know.

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I just don't get it. I keep thinking back to one of the candidate forums here where a certain unnamed candidate told the room he had a conversation with someone in law enforcement in Clayton County and they told him, "We have nothing left to steal in Clayton County!."

Looks like the governor will have to step in and that will be a mess for them, too. Although, I guess it will be better than what they would be left with if he doesn't step in. What a mess.

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That's why we are so much better than Clayton County

They elected an indicted felon as head law enforcement officer and they knew this going in. Our alleged felon and grand thief of a mayor was not indicted or even charged with his crime until almost 2 years after his election. And we have already tried, convicted and sentenced our mayor - all in just one meeting.

I suspect the Hill problem will take longer to unravel. How inefficient.
New motto for Peachtree City "Plan to Serve"

AtHomeGym
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Mudkitty & motto

Didn't you forget the word "time" at the end?

NUK_1
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Motto

"Plan to Pay"

mudcat
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No, it is implied

Serve the time, pay the fine if you do the crime.
Of course the way our mayor approaches his crime, maybe a better motto would be "Plan to make it expensive to punish me" although that's a little awkward and probably applies to only one person in all of Peachtree City. Does anyone else in this town actually think this is the way to resolve a dispute? Don't answer that, pumpkin - don't need to hear from you any more today.

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MLC & Clayton County Voters

Looks like they're NOT thinking--to elect someone under indictment for multiple felonies (from a special Grand Jury & District Attorneys from 2 outside counties) tells you something about their values. Believe Kimbrough was quoted as saying "Only in Clayton County!" And he, of all people, should know.

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Morgan - your vision statement - say what?

Morgan, even for you, your vision statement is idiotic!

Jim Richter

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Morgan, say what?

Morgan, even for you, your vision statement is idiotic!
Jim Richter

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I too congratulate the winners

but must ask, if the leaders of the future are such men of vision, why are they all wearing glasses?

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The dog caught the car!

Congratulations Mr. Brown; you ran the table and now own the commission. As a denizen of this county, I sincerely hope you will wield power to the benefit of your electorate.

We'll see if you are as proficient at governing as you have been at eristic and inimical criticisms. At any rate haughty ripostes are quite unnecessary any longer since you control all four marionettes.

Good luck!

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Thanks So Much To All The Voters

Whether you voted for Ognio, Barlow, Hearn or Huddleston....you voted.

I was talking to one of the poll workers today, and he said, "You know, our system of government isn't perfect, but it's our system. We are privileged to be able to vote. If we don't vote, we will lose the right."

So, many thanks to all who participated in the voting process.

I am very grateful that we still have the freedom to voice our opinions.

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The controversary is just getting started

This will be fun to watch.

No way it is all candy and nuts.

I sincerely hope i am wrong, time will tell if someone can change their spots.

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Happy days are here again, happy days are here again

Our best and brightest have been elected to lead our county into the future. A huge victory for Steve Brown - congratulations.

The Thumper and the Dumper will be the best thing we have ever seen in this county since, well since Steve Black beat Rose Marie Woods. Or since Mike Wheat was beaten by someone. You go guys. I'm rooting for you. Stop the lip lock with Steve Brown for a second and smile for the cameras.

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What is that saying? Oh, 'the people have spoken'.

Evidenlty the majority of people in the district saw something other than what you, Mudcat and a few others did. Of course, I am sure we can expect more of the same cute rhetoric for the next few months or should I say endlessly? As I always say, if you think you can do something better "Be my guest" otherwise don't knock how the other fella does the job.

Maybe the voters just realized that these two gentlemen don't mind going to two meetings a month. I wish them and our county all the best of luck. If they are successful our county wins.

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I too wish the best for Fayette

Some class by our elected officials would be a nice start.

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Spy: we can only hope

I wouldn't bet on it, but it will likely be pretty interesting.

moelarrycurly
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my, My, MY.....

How much louder do the voters of this county have to speak for what we feel we need? Seems the wind is just blowing in a little different direction, now doesn't it?

Pity party at Horgan's house this Saturday evening for Hearn and Frady and Smith...advance invite says to bring your own pipe and munchies. Frady will supply the beer to cry into. Huddleston will supply the entertainment. Horgan will supply...well, will supply. Hearn is going to tell all he was wrong and then change his mind and tell all he was wrong.

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A needed gift

Kind of reminds me of the story of the small town politician that was soundly drubbed in his re-election bid. During his last meeting with the few supporters that he had he was presented with a present. A beautiful pearl handled and gold plated hand gun. As he thanked his supporters for such a beautiful gift one responded. "Well we figured that this was what someone that had no more friends than you would need most!"