Beth Pullias announces run for Post 1

Tue, 08/25/2009 - 3:56pm
By: Letters to the ...

My name is Beth Pullias and I have decided to run for Peachtree City Council Post 1, Don Haddix’s current post.

I am excited to take on the challenge, and look forward to a positive experience. By nature, I am not a politician. I have no great ambition to go far in a political career. In fact, mine will begin and end in Peachtree City.

My only hope is to be put in a position to be able to help make key decisions to shape the direction of our city. We have a great community and I want to keep it great.

My family and I have lived in Peachtree City for nearly 10 years now. We are proud to call Peachtree City our home. My husband and I have five children ranging in age from age 16 to age 5, and life is busy!

I have been very active with the city over the last several years and have taken it upon myself to stay abreast of most all of the issues.

I am currently president of Kedron Hills Homeowners Association, and initially my impetuousness to get involved in what was going on at the city level started there. I wanted to keep my neighbors informed as to what was going on city-wide to improve their involvement and their quality of life in town.

My interest grew to a level that I wanted to be involved not just as a representative of Kedron Hills, but as a citizen who cares about what is best for Peachtree City as a whole.

I have attended most all of the City Council and Planning Commission meetings over the last three years and have tried to be an advocate for the citizens. I have been president of Kedron Hills HOA for the last four years and on the board for six.

I helped to start the Peachtree City Civic Association in 2007, and the entire premise for this group is to advocate and be a voice for the citizens and convey that collective voice to the city government.

We have succeeded in helping to shape many of the council’s decisions over those years. I am ready to take it to the next level and be one of the decision-makers instead of one who just tries her best to influence them.

There is one thing I have learned, and that is there are just a handful of people that actually make the decisions in this town. I would like to be one of them.

I am very excited, and for those of you who are interested in finding out more about me I invite you to check out my website at

I love to write articles for The Citizen, as avid readers probably have seen over the years, so look for a bunch over the coming months that will give you more of a taste of what I would contribute to this great city. I look forward to hearing from you, and listening to you.

Beth Pullias

Candidate Post 1

Peachtree City, Ga.

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Submitted by della on Fri, 08/28/2009 - 12:41am.

Hey Muddog, never speak of this in the open. It will only lose votes for Pullias because Plunkett is going to come in last. Let's not link candidate Pullias to a loser. Sure Pullias will vote the same way Plunkett has. But that voting record is a disaster. The citizens know it and want somebody else - not another voting block that looks like the same three majority right now of Lodsdon, Plunkett and Boone. Get it? Do not write things indicating Pullias equals Plunkett as far as advertising goes. This is not the message we need to be sending out.

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Submitted by Robert W. Morgan on Fri, 08/28/2009 - 6:19am.

He's certainly the most qualified candidate for mayor, but this isn't a job interview (as he is treating it) - it is an election. Do not think about what is logical since voters this November are not going to logical, they will be emotional. If one has any doubts about that, please refer back to last November. Think beauty contest, popularity contest.

An off-year election has a very low turnout and this one is certain to have a couple of runoff elections which will have an even lower turnout. The thing with low turnout elections is that the special interest groups will turn out and vote for one or more candidates for their own special reasons. Qualified candidates do not have a special interest group, although they have followers, but not enough to make a difference.

The strongest special interest group this November will be the anti-incumbent group. Next will be women. So many female candidates will bring out women whose only goal is to vote for a woman - any woman. That kills off Haddix and sets up a runoff between Rowland and Plunkett (who is both a woman and an incumbent, so she gains some support, but not as much as she loses. We are going to hear a lot about those 3-2 votes).

The council seats all have multiple, non-incumbent candidates and a runoff in some of them is likely. Kim Learnerd is the only candidate who has so far presented a clear message and a strong image. Obviously we need to be paying attention to what they have to say in Sept. and Oct. Callulah Hills needs to be raised by every questioner of every candidate and if he or she says anything other than absolutely not to Callulah Hills - forget about voting for them. That project is the death of PTC - or at least the industrial park. And of course any candidate backed by PCDC needs to be ignored and ridiculed.

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Submitted by SPQR on Fri, 08/28/2009 - 7:22am.


Women will always vote for women UNLESS we have a really good looking chap with a great haircut and lots of charm and zero qualification who promises to keep them safe

But one think Pulias has going for her is a rumored inside track with the BOE

Submitted by rgspain on Wed, 08/26/2009 - 12:07pm.

You are by far the best candidate for any Post. You have continuously shown a dedication to PTC with the ability to view the issues with clarity. Good luck and let me how I can support your effort.

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Submitted by mudcat on Thu, 08/27/2009 - 6:28am.

Is there another woman in this next election? I'll vote for her as well then we can have a 3-2 women's majority. Haddix will probably complain about that, but it is time for women to run things. Men have not done well.

Submitted by Ellie Mae on Fri, 08/28/2009 - 12:02pm.

tell me that this is scarcasm....PLEASE! ! ! ! Besides if Haddix loses his bid for mayor he has given up his seat. he is done for now!

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Submitted by The Wedge on Fri, 08/28/2009 - 8:17am.

is what is between your legs? Nevermind things such as governing philosophy, track record, or even conflicts of interest. As long as she is a she, she is good. How friggin sad

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Submitted by mudcat on Tue, 09/08/2009 - 5:29am.

Women turning out and voting for women is going to be a huge factor in this election.
Same concept as black people registering to vote for the first time and voting for Obama.
Not saying it is right or what is best for the city or the country, but it happens.

I'm guessing we will have a minimum of 2 new council women this time, maybe 3. Cyndi needs to start hitting Haddix back and real soon or else she will come in third. But in all the other races the female candidate is as viable as any other - more so in the case of Beth and Kim - I really like these ladies. Don't know Vanessa, but she'll benefit from the female vote for sure.

I know I'm voting for the 3 ladies for sure. Might vote for Cyndi as well, but she needs to do something and say something. If not Haddix becomes mayor just because he does. Might be fun to watch him and his little buddy Doug be on the losing end of some 3-2 votes, the 3 being all ladies.

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