Just wanted to take a minute to highlight two folks who were recently profiled in local newspapers. Yes, the dead tree press is still popular in many places.  I’m honored and proud know Melissa, and just recently became acquainted with Josh.

MARIETTA — Melissa Pike, chair of the Cobb County Democratic Committee, said the re-election of state Sen. Doug Stoner (D-Smyrna) is “job one” this year.

The Republican majority in the General Assembly redrew the District 6 boundaries lines that Stoner represents to incorporate the Republican Buckhead area, which could put Stoner at risk in the November general election.

But to get to Stoner, Republicans must first win the Republican primary on July 31, and that could prove their downfall, Pike said.

“Whoever does become the Republican nominee is going to have to run in Buckhead as somebody who’s got to strike a balance as somebody who is pro-Buckhead and whether or not they’re going to be pro- or anti-Milton County,” she said.

CANTON — A Cherokee County native will have a hand in formally selecting President Barack Obama as the Democratic Party’s nominee for president.
Josh Altman, a 21-year-old student at George Washington University, has been selected as a delegate to represent the 6th Congressional District at the Democratic National Convention.
The 46th annual convention will be Sept. 3 to 6 in Charlotte, N.C.
Altman, a 2008 Sequoyah High School graduate, said he’s excited about being selected as a delegate.
“It’s a great honor to be able to represent the place where I grew up and the people I grew up with,” he said.
Altman was chosen out of 31 candidates in the 6th district, which includes north Fulton, Cobb and Cherokee counties.
See his Delegate Candidate speech here. It’s pretty fabulous.

 

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