Friday, July 30, 1999
Tennant to run for Post 2 seat

Peachtree City resident Dan Tennant has announced that he will seek the open Post 2 Peachtree City Council position, which is being vacated by Jim Pace.

Tennant, who ran as a write-in candidate in the 1995 Post 2 election and narrowly lost, has lived in Peachtree City with his wife, Kristine, a Fayette County teacher, and two young sons for more than five years. He and his family moved from northern Virginia to Peachtree City in 1994.

“So many people respected my decision to run in 1995, despite the overwhelming odds, and they have urged me to run this year,” said Tennant. “After giving it a lot of thought and having consulted with many friends and associates, I am pleased to announce that I intend to seek the Post 2 council position this fall.”

Tennant, 42, graduated from California State University in 1980 with a B.S. in business administration and is national key accounts manager for Matthews International Corporation, based in Pittsburgh, Pa. He has been involved in numerous community activities, including youth sports, the YMCA, Meals on Wheels, Kiwanis, and the Peachtree City United Methodist Church, including the church's Promise Keepers, Habitat for Humanity, and United Methodist Men groups.

An avid golfer, Tennant is well know for organizing one of the largest annual charity golf tournaments in Georgia, the Joe Tennant Memorial Classic, each spring at Flat Creek Club in Peachtree City.

“I believe firmly in the idea of ordinary citizens with no special interests serving their community in public office, and I eagerly await the challenges that lie ahead as the city approaches build-out,” said Tennant. “I believe my comprehensive business management background, as well as my enthusiasm, family values, community involvement and moral character will serve me well in representing the citizens of Peachtree City in a fair and even-handed manner.”

Tennant is a registered Republican and declares his political beliefs are conservative in general. In a letter sent to many citizens earlier in July to determine if his candidacy was indeed warranted, Tennant stated that he believes in an honest, open, responsive and fiscally responsible government that is run efficiently and in the best interests of the community as a whole. He believes in strong and well equipped police and fire departments, the need to enhance services and programs to the city's youth, an expansion of community, and modest growth balanced with the preservation of the Peachtree City life-style.

“I believe in honesty and integrity above all else,” said Tennant. “I'm not part of the political establishment, and I have no prejudices, special interests, pre-conceived ideas or hidden agenda. I bring to the table new blood and vitality with an unbiased and fair commitment to protect the best interests of Peachtree City families.”

Tennant said he is in the process of organizing a campaign committee, and expects to name a campaign manager soon. “I feel blessed to live in Peachtree City with my family, and I look forward to answering the call to serve my community on city council.”

The election will be Tuesday, Nov. 2.

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