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Monday, June 13, 2016 9:07 AM

Binding Referendum on Walker County Ballot in 2018

Shannon Whitfield Calls on Legislative Delegation for 
Binding Referendum on Walker County Ballot in 2018



Shannon Whitfield, Republican nominee for Walker County Sole Commissioner, has heard the voice of the citizens of Walker County and will encourage the legislators to follow the will of the people of Walker County to place a binding referendum on the ballot in November 2018 for a vote on a board of commissioners or sole commissioner. If the referendum passes for a board of commissioners, then new commissioners could be elected as early as November 2020, and hold office starting January 1st, 2021.


“The vote was crystal clear; the citizens of Walker County want a board of commissioners, and they are looking for Shannon Whitfield to be the last Sole Commissioner of Walker County,” stated Mr. Whitfield. “People have lost confidence and trust in the sole (commissioner) form of government because we’ve not had transparency and accountability for a long time in Walker County government.”


“I think a 75% straw vote in favor of a board of commissioners sends a very clear directive to our local delegation. I very much look forward to working with Senator Mullis, and Representatives Tarvin and Deffenbaugh on this issue,” Mr. Whitfield explained.


“My hat is off to the leadership of both the Democrat and Republican Party for putting this issue on the ballot for a straw vote. I’m calling on both parties to now pass a resolution supporting the vote, and I call on the legislative delegation to honor the vote by putting the question on the ballot in 2018,” said Shannon Whitfield. 


In actuality, the sole commissioner has no active role in the legislative process in the State of Georgia to get this binding referendum on the ballot, but it appears (according to at least one legislative delegate) that the sole commissioner’s opinion does carry significant weight with the legislators’ decision to bring it to the floor of the general assembly in January of 2017.



Friday, May 13, 2016 3:30 PM

Debate between Shannon Whitfield and Mike Peardon

Political Debate for Walker County Sole Commissioner:

 

On Monday, May16th from 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM there will be a political debate between Shannon Whitfield and Mike Peardon, for Walker County Sole Commissioner hosted by Judy O'Neal on UCTV. Phone lines will be open for you to call in with your questions.


Debate can been seen on Comcast channel 265 and Charter channel 198, or you live stream http://www.uctv265.com/streaming/


Sunday, May 1, 2016 12:00 AM

Shannon Whitfield takes the stage at GOP debate

He cited a county-owned destination resort called Mountain Cove Farms, which he said costs the county more than $900,000 a year, and the county landfill, which operates at a loss of $500,000 a year. He said waste is rampant and a direct product of Heiskell's decisions as county commissioner.


Whitfield said he thinks Heiskell chose to run as an independent for the first time in 16 years for one simple reason.


"I think she's scared of the Republican voter," he said.

 

Click on the link to read the entire article by the Chattanooga Times Free Press

 


Tuesday, March 29, 2016 9:36 AM

Town Hall Political Forum Part 1

YouTube video part 1 of the Town Hall Political forum from Friday, March 25th, 2016


Event hosted by Waak 94.7 Radio, at the Walker County Civic Center

 


Tuesday, March 29, 2016 9:30 AM

Town Hall Political Forum Part 2

YouTube video part 2 of the Town Hall Political forum from Friday, March 25th, 2016


Event hosted by Waak 94.7 Radio, at the Walker County Civic Center

 

 


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