DSW supports Nancy Jester in her bid for the District 1 seat on the DeKalb Commission

Nancy Jester‘s recent Email Blast is reprinted below. We support Nancy Jester due to her honesty, integrity, transparency, accessibility and work ethic. We also feel encouraged that Nancy Jester would build a strong partnership between the county and the school district.  >> Vote for Nancy Jester in the upcoming election November 4, 2014


18 days to go…
We had a terrific week on the campaign trail.  I want to thank everyone who volunteered this week or hosted events.  I am grateful for your support and will work diligently to remain worthy of it.
I’ve enjoyed listening to friends and neighbors and sharing my thoughts about fiscal responsibility, transparency, improved delivery of services and protecting our communities.
There are also deep concerns in DeKalb about the corruption and management in government.  As the Commissioner for District 1, I will lead by example.
From day one, here is what you can expect from me:
I will clean house.  We must have a fresh start without any connections to the past.  Any staff that worked for the former commissioner will not be a part of my office.
I will set up an online check register on my website so that you can see, in real-time, how money is being spent in the District 1 office.
I will protect the taxpayer by working to reduce the size of county government while improving the delivery of services.

I will speak out about incompetence, waste, and corruption where I see it.
I will improve document disclosure via my website and work for the DeKalb County government to do the same.  It is far too difficult for citizens to get current financial information from the county.  This must change.
I will hold frequent meetings to hear from you.  In addition to meetings, I will be accessible and provide you with information through a variety of channels from my website, to emails, to social media.
I will make decisions that maintain or improve the quality of life for our communities.
I need your help to bring reform to DeKalb.   Please consider supporting the campaign.  Your generous donation will make sure we can effectively communicate our message across District 1.  Click here to donate online now, or send a check to:
Nancy Jester for Commissioner
2472 Jett Ferry Road
Suite 400-177
Dunwoody, Georgia 30338
If you can donate your time to work for the campaign, please send me an email and we’ll put you to work!
You can visit www.nancyjester.com for a list of endorsements received by Nancy.  You can also send us a note and tell us why you are supporting Nancy.
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4 Responses to DSW supports Nancy Jester in her bid for the District 1 seat on the DeKalb Commission

  1. thedeal2 says:

    Interesting that no one has commented. I liked NJ when she was on the board. My feelings on her began to shift starting at the state board of education hearing. Then she went crazy train on the common core and 2nd amendment topics during her run for state superintendent. During her time on the DeKalb board of education, her personal politics were not as evident and did not seem to drive her agenda or votes. Now I am not so sure about her or Stan. I would like to say I support her because of her fiscal responsibility and transparency planks for commissioner, but I can’t crystal ball it and see how her personal politics and close ties with state legislators will impact other decisions she makes as commissioner in a critical time in DeKalb County.

  2. @thedeal2 — We liked Nancy Jester when she was on the DeKalb County Board of Education and we like her now. That does not mean that we are in total agreement with every single thing she thinks or does. It is not unreasonable for intelligent, educated people to disagree.

    However, what we consider MOST IMPORTANT for the upcoming DeKalb County Commission District 1 seat election is Nancy Jester’s honesty, transparency, fiscal responsibility, ethics, and accessibility. Remember Nancy will be replacing a long-term corrupt commissioner.

    Nancy Jester is also an incredibly hard worker who does what she says she is going to do and meets deadlines without fail. Nancy Jester’s “close ties with state legislators” are the result of their respect for her. We expect those relationships will benefit ALL of DeKalb County.

    We are voting for Nancy Jester for the DeKalb County Commission District 1. We hope you and the rest of DSW’s readers who live in District 1 will vote for Nancy Jester, too.

  3. In a update in county politics such as they are >>

    Mistrial declared in Ellis corruption case

    “The closest the jury came to a unanimous vote was on count nine, an extortion charge. The final vote on that count was 11-1 for guilty,” juror Susan Worthy said after the trial.

    Ellis is accused of pressuring vendors to give to his elections campaign and threatening to take county contracts from those who didn’t. Facing a total of 13 counts, including bribery, theft, extortion and perjury, Ellis has maintained his innocence.

    Ellis cannot return to work because he was not acquitted of the charges. DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May, held a press conference immediately following the trial and said he will continue to work and move the county forward.

    “I held this press conference to make the public aware that we are operating the day-to-day services of our government. We are moving forward as a county. The legal system is running its course,” said May.

    He also said that Ellis will continue to get paid his annual salary of $153,000 while the case is still pending.


    Oh brother…

  4. From Mike Jacobs >>

    Early voting has been conducted in DeKalb County for the past two weeks, but there hasn’t been a location in North DeKalb until this Sunday, October 26. In the upcoming week, starting Sunday, it’s our turn to get into the act. Fulton County also has early voting locations open on Saturday, October 25.

    The following are the dates, times and locations of the early voting locations in Brookhaven, Chamblee and Sandy Springs in the upcoming week, including a first-time-ever location at Brookhaven City Hall:

    Chamblee Civic Center
    3540 Broad Street, Chamblee 30341
    Open Sunday, October 26, 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.
    and Monday – Friday, October 27 – 31, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    DeKalb County Voters Only

    Brookhaven City Hall
    4362 Peachtree Road, Brookhaven 30319
    Open Monday – Friday, October 27 – 31, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    DeKalb County Voters Only

    Sandy Springs Branch Library
    395 Mount Vernon Hwy, Sandy Springs 30328
    Open Saturday, October 25, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday, October 26, 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.
    and Monday – Friday, October 27 – 31, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Fulton County Voters Only

    North Fulton Annex
    7741 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs 30350
    Open Saturday, October 25, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday, October 26, 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.
    and Monday – Friday, October 27 – 31, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Fulton County Voters Only

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