Beth Pullias for council

Fri, 08/28/2009 - 3:39pm
By: John Munford

Another Peachtree City resident has announced plans to run for the City Council.

Beth Pullias is planning to run for the Post 1 seat currently held by Don Haddix, who has said he will resign from the unexpired term to run for mayor in November.

One other candidate has also announced he will seek election to Haddix’s vacated seat. Shelby Barker, a business consultant, made his announcement in April.

Pullias currently is president of the Kedron Hills Homeowners Association and also was active with the 2007 formation of the Peachtree City Civic Association, which has served as a watchdog of sorts on city government activities.

Pullias, in an email making her announcement, said she wants to keep Peachtree City great.

“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,” Pullias said in the email.

Pullias notes that she has attended most all of the city council and planning commission meetings for the past three years in an attempt to advocate for citizens. She also used the information to keep her neighbors informed on city-wide happenings “to improve their development and quality of life in town.”

In a similar light, Pullias said she is pleased with the civic associations’ accomplishments.

“... 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.”

Pullias and her family have lived in Peachtree City for nine years.

Qualifying for the Post 1 seat will occur at a later date because Haddix first has to officially qualify next week for the mayor’s seat and thus officially vacate his current Post 1 seat.

The winner of the Post 1 election will get to serve the remaining two-year term, which will come up for election again in November 2011.

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