Councilman-elect Haddix supports Brown in race

Tue, 11/27/2007 - 4:19pm
By: Letters to the ...

We are living in times when many people in many places are rising up and fighting back against special interests and for their homes and neighbors. In Peachtree City the fight began with the current election of two council post seats and now should extend to the state representative seat.

As a former homeowners association president, I first met Mayor Steve Brown when seeking help for some homes in my community. Steve came and viewed the issues and took the information back to City Hall to begin working on a solution.

Since then I have had some random contacts with Steve as mayor and when we both showed up for meetings on issues of shared concern.

Steve has never been for development for development’s sake. He opposed the illegal activities behind much of the building of the Tennis Center and the assumption of its illegal debt.

He was a force behind the Big Box ordinance, a start in the creation of much needed ordinances to protect Peachtree City.

When I presented my agenda for a moratorium and additional ordinances, to make the Comprehensive Plan law, he supported me.

In the 2005 election, it was obvious developer money was heavily at work. Some of us saw that and worked for Steve’s election.

In this council election, I ran for council because it was obvious two candidates had been asked to run, one for each post, to extend the gains made in 2005.

The voters saw the effort and I was elected to Post 1 and hopefully similar results will occur on Dec. 4 in the runoff election for Post 2.

Now we have the scenario of the Peachtree City election of 2005 repeating itself at the state level in District 72.

The monetary backing is back, bunches of new posters appeared on The Citizen [online] blog in a very short time, against Steve Brown, and we are again hearing promises on local issues that I do not believe will be kept because they fly in the face of known facts.

Further, on Matt Ramsey’s website I see nothing addressing runaway development. Surely that is a major issue in these times of severe drought and economic downturn. Just talking more roads does not say if the reason is for the commuter or further enabling developers.

So, I endorse Steve Brown and ask the voters to take history into serious consideration. We do not need to repeat the errors of the past by seeing only the money spent, signs on the roads and promises that do not add up with reality.

We need his voice at state. A voice that is for the average citizen, not the big money interests. Steve is not afraid to speak up or fight for what is right. You call him, he will answer.

He will be a voice at state that I, as a councilman, know I can call and will be answered. I know Steve will call when he wants to get a local opinion on issues before him, from the citizen’s point of view, not the special interest agenda.

The backlash against special interests has begun. Let us continue it now in the Peachtree City Council Post 2 and District 72 elections.

And remember, this is for more than Peachtree City; this is for much of Fayette County, where the voices of Tyrone, Fayetteville and all the rest count every bit as much to Steve.

Please vote, and vote wisely.

Don Haddix

Peachtree City Council-Elect, Post 1

Peachtree City, Ga.

[Haddix was elected without a runoff for the council post. He takes office in January.]

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Submitted by birdman on Wed, 11/28/2007 - 6:06pm.

With all due respect Councilman Elect Haddix, Brown's history as Mayor was to only listen and support someone who agrees with him. God help anyone who disagrees. If someone does, he or she will be labeled publicly with a variety of distasteful names, not to mention being considered an evil developer. I know, I have been slandered by Brown's minions more than once.
But don't believe me, simply read some of the many Letters to the Editor and Free Speech columns from Brown's regime. Simply ask Dan Tenant how he fell from grace after being one of Brown's most favorite candidates.
In fact Mr. Haddix, watch your step. If you ever fail to do Brown's bidding then you too will become a "puppet of evil development," "not a team player," etc.
You have jumped in bed with a very vindictive person. I hope that won't keep you from representing us. Remember, you don't represent just Steve Brown and his vision of grandeur. If you do forget that, we, the voter, will be glad to remind you.
On the other hand if he gets elected to the State House, maybe he'll leave us alone to govern as we the electorate see fit. You better hope so for your own sake.
Good luck. You'll need it.

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Submitted by mudcat on Tue, 11/27/2007 - 8:33pm.

Not because of your endorsement, but because he is the best person for the job.

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Submitted by Git Real on Tue, 11/27/2007 - 8:26pm.

Very well put.

Another question that begs an answer is; do we trust the same people who supported Peachtree City Harold Logsdon to pick and ordain Lawyer Ramsey for us too? The evidence overwhelmingly points out that Mr. Ramsey is indeed the developer / lawyer candidate. Why should we further trust them when they are the ones responsible for bagging Seabaugh, Logsdon, Maxwell and others in their hunt for puppets. Shocked

The conservative choice in this case truly goes to Steve Brown.

Submitted by fay79isus on Tue, 11/27/2007 - 5:25pm.

I agree Mr. Haddix that Mr. Ramsey's website shows little thought and interest in the issues. I picked up Sunday paper. The lead story, on everyone's mind and on the front page and several pages within was expansive coverage on the drought and water problems in Georgia. This is a significant issue that affects all of us from agriculture to trade and industry to landscaping. It is bankrupting some businesses. And yet, Mr. Ramsey's website makes absolutely no mention of this issue. None ! I was amazed. PTC is fining people for water use. Fayette County is begging us to cut back. How can anyone running for the Legislature not consider water as a central issue? Until we stop responding to candidates with the slick mailers and billboards these problems won't get addressed.

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