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The Tucker Observer invited all candidates running in the Nov. 2 municipal election to submit up to three letters on their behalf. One of the letters could be written by the candidate. Here are the letters in support of Tucker City Council District 1, Post 2 candidate Virginia Rece.
Dear Tucker Observer,
I have worked with Virginia Rece for over 10 years on projects and concerns related to the Smoke Rise neighborhood and its civic association. Virginia served on our board of directors and maintained connections with the local businesses, the Tucker police precinct, and city, county, and state elected officials.
She headed-up our effort years ago to encourage the school district to look for sources of income other than rent from erecting cell towers on school properties. Virginia was our go-to person on matters involving our interest in law enforcement and safety in our area, candidate forums, cityhood, zoning, noise, and subjects of community relations.
I know her to be ethical, hard-working, and dedicated to completing the job and am convinced she is the right person to represent District 1, Post 2.
– Michael J. Huerkamp
Dear Tucker Observer,
I would like to ask all your readers to please support and vote for Virginia Rece for Tucker City Council District 1 Post 1. My family moved to Tucker in 1970 and I attended Henderson Middle School and Henderson High School. I have lived in Tucker most of my life and my business is located here as well. I think Tucker is a great community and a great place to live and I know the value to all of us that live here to having good and fair people serve us in government, I also spent over 20 years in the state senate and understand the qualities in a good “public servant” and know how important it is to have someone in office that truly wants to serve the community.
I have known Virginia Rece for over fifteen years and have dealt with her throughout that time as she asked questions, offered her opinions, asked for introductions with school or other community leaders, worked in community groups, and all that time all she wanted to do was make it a better place to live for all of us. She is the kind of person we need! Virginia uses common sense and hard work to find solutions to challenges she has taken on in our community. She is patient, understanding and willing to listen to other people’s perspective and most importantly not to stubborn to change her mind if she finds a better solution to a problem. I also know that she is not in this race or involved in seeking public office for any personal gain or benefit – she just wants to use her talents, her time and her passion to help our community. So again, please give her your support and visit her web page “Ready to Work for Tucker” virginiarece.com!
Steve Henson, Former State Senate Minority Leader
More information about voting in the Nov. 2 election:
Editor’s note: Decaturish and the Tucker Observer have published an Elections Guide, a 76-page e-edition featuring Q&As with nearly every candidate running in our communities. To see it, click here. This special e-edition features candidates running for public office in Decatur, Avondale Estates, Atlanta City Council District 5, Clarkston Tucker and Stone Mountain. There is a PDF version of this, which you can see by clicking here, but due to the format of this e-edition, we strongly encourage you to use the e-reader version.
Election Day is Nov. 2. Early voting will begin on Oct. 12 and will end on Oct. 29. The voter registration deadline is Oct. 4. To register to vote, click here.
To see a list of important dates in the 2021 election year, click here.
Voters in DeKalb County are eligible to apply for an absentee ballot as of Aug. 16.
To apply for an absentee ballot:
— Visit the Georgia Secretary of State website.
— Complete the absentee ballot application using the state’s official paper form. Use black or blue ink only.
Applications can be mailed to the county elections office at this address: DeKalb County Election office, 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032-1239.
Applications can also be submitted by fax, 404-298-4038, or email, [email protected]
Voters may send an absentee ballot request for multiple people who live in the same household in the same envelope or email.
If an absentee ballot is not mailed to you, call DeKalb Elections office, 404-298-4020. You may still vote in person, either early or on Election Day.
In accordance with SB202, a new voting bill signed by Gov. Brian Kemp in March, a copy of a voter’s ID is required to apply for an absentee ballot. A Georgia driver’s license, Georgia state ID, Georgia voter card, U.S. Passport, U.S. military ID, employee ID issued by any branch of the federal or state government, tribal ID, or a document verifying a voter’s name and address – including a paycheck, utility bill, or bank statement – are accepted forms of ID.
Early voting begins Oct. 12 and ends Oct. 29. The hours for early voting are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will also be weekend early voting on Oct. 16, 17, 23 and 24. Call your elections office for hours.
Beginning Oct. 12, you can participate in early voting at the following locations:
– Bessie Branham Recreation Center (2051 Delano Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30317)
– Lynwood Recreation Center (3360 Osborne Road NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319)
– Berean Christian Church – Family Life Center (2197 Young Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30088)
– DeKalb Voter Registration & Elections Office (4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300, Decatur, GA 30032)
– Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library (5234 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084)
– Stonecrest Library (3123 Klondike Road, Stonecrest, GA 30038)
– County Line-Ellenwood Library (4331 River Road, Ellenwood, GA 30294)
– Dunwoody Library (5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road., Dunwoody, GA 30338)
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