Dunwoody News Alert

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Creative Loafing endorses Weber, Millar (and Chambers!)

Creative Loafing, Cover Story, 10/25/06, no byline

The Endorsement Issue, State Legislature

From the story:
District 40: A lawyer with a mechanical engineering background running for a second term, Sen. Dan Weber, R-Dunwoody, is an earnest legislator well-schooled in community issues and willing to buck GOP orthodoxy -- although some constituents were put off by his quixotic effort last year to ram through a city of Dunwoody. Martin McConaughy, a green-conscious retired math teacher, has slim hope of victory in this heavily Republican district. Providing he maintains his thoughtful approach toward lawmaking, Weber has earned a return ticket.

District 79: Rep. Fran Millar, R-Dunwoody, has enough maverick in him to buck the power structure. His opponent, Democrat Keith Kaylor, offers common-sense ideas, but Millar has proved that one can still be Republican and independent-minded in the House.

District 81: Republican lawmakers tried to bulldoze stream buffer zones in 2004 and would have gotten away with it if not for House moderates like Rep. Jill Chambers, R-Atlanta. Democrat Bob Roche has some good partisan fervor to help drive his campaign, but Chambers has been effective on transportation and environmental protection issues, and she occasionally provides a breath of pragmatism in the GOP caucus.

From Steve Barton:

Creative Loafing's endorsements are more approving of Republicans than the AJC's? I am aurprised.


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