DeKalb School Watch strongly supports Nancy Jester for District 1 DeKalb County [GA] Commissioner. Here’s why:
• A competent and effective DeKalb County commissioner should understand finance and budgeting. Nancy Jester’s actuarial experience gives her that edge.
• A competent and effective DeKalb County commissioner should have a plan of action in mind that is related to current critical issues in DeKalb County, GA. Nancy Jester has publicly published:
7 Points That Will Guide My Work
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.
• A competent and effective DeKalb County commissioner should actively seek collaboration with the DeKalb County School Board. The decisions and actions of each organization materially affect the other. Yet, for years neither organization has worked cooperatively with the other – to the detriment of DeKalb County as a whole. This must change and we believe Nancy Jester is the person to drive that change.
For more information on Nancy Jester go to her website: http://www.nancyjester.com. Nancy also is accessible through e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org; cell phone, 678-360-1148; or through the “Contact Nancy” form on her website.
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