July 22 Primary Runoff Election

July 21, 2014

Georgia’s primary runoff election is Tuesday, July 22. Your regular polling location will be open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

If you have voted at Montgomery Elementary in the past, please remember that the Montgomery polling place has moved and is now split between Kittredge Magnet School and the Cross & Crown Lutheran Church. Please visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s “My Voter Page” website to find your correct polling place:

Georgia Secretary of State “My Voter Page”

If you voted a Republican ballot in the May 20 primary, you must vote a Republican ballot in the runoff. The same rule applies if you voted a Democratic ballot on May 20. If you did not vote on May 20, you may choose either party’s runoff ballot.

DeKalb County voters are reminded that this runoff features a special election for DeKalb County Sheriff. This special election appears on everyone’s runoff ballot, regardless of party.

The incumbent, Sheriff Jeff Mann, has years of experience working in the sheriff’s office, is doing a good job and deserves to remain in office. His opponent is partly responsible for the mess in which DeKalb County now finds itself. The sheriff controls a large budget and contracting power independent from the county government. A careful choice for this office is critical.

Here are links to sample ballots and a voter’s guide:

DeKalb County Republican Sample Ballot
DeKalb County Democratic Sample Ballot
DeKalb County Nonpartisan Sample Ballot
Fulton County Republican Sample Ballot
Fulton County Democratic Sample Ballot
Fulton County Nonpartisan Sample Ballot
League of Women Voters/AJC Voter’s Guide


Early Voting & Sample Ballots for Primary Runoff

July 14, 2014

Early voting for the July 22 primary runoff election is available now through Friday, July 18, at the following times and locations:

DeKalb County Early Voting
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
DeKalb Voter Registration & Elections Office
Memorial at I-285 across from DeKalb County Jail
4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300
Decatur, GA 30032

Fulton County Early Voting
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
North Fulton Service Center
7741 Roswell Road, Suite 232
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

In addition, your regular polling location will be open Tuesday, July 22, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

DeKalb County voters are reminded that this runoff features a special election for DeKalb County Sheriff. The incumbent, Sheriff Jeff Mann, has years of experience working in the sheriff’s office, is doing a good job and deserves to remain in office. His opponent is partly responsible for the mess in which DeKalb County now finds itself. The sheriff controls a large budget and contracting power independent from the county government. A careful choice for this office is critical. All voters are eligible to vote in this special election regardless of whether they choose a Republican, Democratic or nonpartisan ballot.

In Fulton County, Jane Barwick has the right experience and is the best choice for Superior Court Judge.

Here are sample ballots and other resources for your review:

DeKalb County Republican Sample Ballot
DeKalb County Democratic Sample Ballot
DeKalb County Nonpartisan Sample Ballot
Fulton County Republican Sample Ballot
Fulton County Democratic Sample Ballot
Fulton County Nonpartisan Sample Ballot
Georgia Secretary of State “My Voter Page”
League of Women Voters/AJC Voter’s Guide


Thank You!

May 21, 2014

Thank you for your support in yesterday’s Republican primary for State House District 80, covering Brookhaven, Chamblee and Sandy Springs. The final tally was 75% to 25%.

As I look back on 10 years of public service, I am grateful for the friendships and trust we’ve built. Our community is an outstanding place to live and work. Evan and I are proud to raise our family in Brookhaven. I am proud to practice law from a modest office in Sandy Springs.

Looking ahead, I am optimistic that the financial turnaround at MARTA slowly but surely will enable us to transform the agency into something that reaches beyond the confines of Fulton and DeKalb counties. It is also time to clean up DeKalb County’s tarnished reputation and diminish the size and scope of the Fulton County government.

Not every race on the primary election ballot ended yesterday. The Republican primary for U.S. Senate features a runoff between Jack Kingston and David Perdue. The DeKalb sheriff’s race pits Vernon Jones against the incumbent, Jeff Mann. The sheriff controls a large budget and has the ability to award contracts. A wise choice is essential. The runoff will be Tuesday, July 22.

I congratulate Catherine Bernard on a hard-fought campaign. She hails from the Liberty Caucus, a newer group within the Republican Party. I am hopeful we can find a way to work together. Although engaged citizens may disagree from time to time, what is great about our community is that we listen to each other and find common ground where possible.

Thanks again for your vote of confidence. Please contact me at (404) 590-7377 or repjacobs@gmail.com if I can assist with anything.

Onward and upward.


Election Day is Here

May 19, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, is primary election day. Your regular polling place will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

I am running in a contested Republican primary race for State House District 80. There will not be a November general election contest in our district. Tomorrow decides the election.

I respectfully ask for your vote.

We’ve accomplished a great deal in recent years, most notably the incorporation of Brookhaven and privatization and financial turnaround of MARTA, but there remains work to be done.

I plan to keep pushing to make the ten-year DeKalb County property tax assessment freeze (expires in 2016) a permanent measure, and to reduce the size and scope of the Fulton County government through a doubling of the Fulton homestead exemption. Both measures came close to passing in the current two-year term.

Please note there have been some voting precinct changes for this election:

- Some voters who live in the City of Brookhaven and used to vote at Montgomery Elementary will now be voting at the Kittredge Magnet School, 1663 East Nancy Creek Drive.

- All other voters who live in the City of Brookhaven and vote at Montgomery Elementary have been temporarily relocated to the Cross & Crown Lutheran Church, 4276 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, while Montgomery is undergoing renovations.

- All voters who live in the City of Chamblee and used to vote at the Kittredge Magnet School or Huntley Hills Elementary will now be voting at the Chamblee Civic Center, 3540 Broad Street.

Because this precinct shuffle is a bit confusing, you may want to use the Georgia Secretary of State’s “My Voter Page” to find your correct polling location:

mvp.sos.state.ga.us

Here are some other voting resources that you may find helpful:

DeKalb County Republican Sample Ballot
DeKalb County Democratic Sample Ballot
DeKalb County Nonpartisan Sample Ballot
Fulton County Republican Sample Ballot 1 of 2
Fulton County Republican Sample Ballot 2 of 2
Fulton County Democratic Sample Ballot 1 of 2
Fulton County Democratic Sample Ballot 2 of 2
Fulton County Nonpartisan Sample Ballot
Georgia Secretary of State “My Voter Page”
League of Women Voters/AJC Voter’s Guide
Brookhaven Reporter Voter’s Guide
Sandy Springs Reporter Voter’s Guide
Brookhaven Post Voter’s Guide

When election day is done tomorrow, I hope you will join me, my wife Evan and our supporters to celebrate and watch the results at the Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub in Town Brookhaven off Peachtree Road starting at 7:00 p.m.

If you have one of my signs in your yard, please leave it there through Thursday. As promised, my campaign staff will be picking up all yard signs on Wednesday and Thursday.

Thank you very much for the privilege of serving you.


“Silly Season” is in Full Swing

May 16, 2014

They call the time period right before an election “silly season.” Today my opponent in the May 20th Republican primary election delivered a last-minute, desperate attack mailer. The mailer is filled with bizarre falsehoods and distortions.

For example, my opponent claims I sponsored legislation to “censor” (her word) citizens at city council meetings. I never sponsored any such legislation. It simply doesn’t exist.

She also claims I voted to fund Obamacare. I actually voted for legislation that does exactly the opposite, curtailing the financial drain of Obamacare on our state government.

Incredibly, she states that I damaged financial accountability at MARTA. No single legislator has a stronger record of pushing MARTA to privatize key aspects of its operations and cut costs.

The misrepresentations in this mailer are too numerous to address. The list goes on and on. I just wanted to make sure you’re aware that you are not being told the truth.


Final Week of Early Voting

May 12, 2014

This week is the final week of early voting for the upcoming primary election. You can vote Monday, May 12, through Friday, May 16, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. For DeKalb County voters, the location closest to our community is the Chamblee Civic Center. For Fulton County voters, it is the Sandy Springs Public Library.

Below is a complete list of North DeKalb and Sandy Springs early voting locations. At the bottom of this message, you will find links to helpful sample ballots and voter guides.

DeKalb Early Voting (Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

Chamblee Civic Center, 3540 Broad Street, Chamblee 30341

Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker 30084

DeKalb Voter Registration & Elections Office, 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300, Decatur 30032

Fulton Early Voting (Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

Sandy Springs Public Library, 395 Mount Vernon Hwy, Sandy Springs 30328

North Fulton Service Center, 7741 Roswell Road, Room 128,
Sandy Springs 30350

Helpful Voting Links

DeKalb County Republican Sample Ballot
DeKalb County Democratic Sample Ballot
DeKalb County Nonpartisan Sample Ballot
Fulton County Republican Sample Ballot 1 of 2
Fulton County Republican Sample Ballot 2 of 2
Fulton County Democratic Sample Ballot 1 of 2
Fulton County Democratic Sample Ballot 2 of 2
Fulton County Nonpartisan Sample Ballot
Georgia Secretary of State “My Voter Page”
League of Women Voters/AJC Voter’s Guide
Brookhaven Reporter Voter’s Guide
Sandy Springs Reporter Voter’s Guide
Brookhaven Post Voter’s Guide


Meet & Greet, Early Voting, Brookhaven Events

May 6, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, is my final “Meet & Greet” prior to the upcoming primary election. This one is a joint event with State Senator Fran Millar in Nancy Creek Heights, just north of Montgomery Elementary School off Ashford Dunwoody Road. We hope you’ll join us to talk about the state and local issues that are important to you. Here are the details:

Meet & Greet in Nancy Creek Heights
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Hosted by Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis,
Councilwoman Rebecca Chase Williams,
Shannon Cameron and Holly & Michael Snow
A joint event with State Senator Fran Millar
at the home of Holly & Michael Snow
4041 Navajo Trail
Brookhaven, GA 30319

Early voting for the primary election is ongoing. Several early voting locations are open this Saturday. The popular polling place at the Chamblee Civic Center will be open next week. For a list of nearby DeKalb and Fulton early voting locations and times, please click here.

The Brookhaven Post reports that the first Brookhaven Food Truck Roundup will be Wednesday, May 14, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Blackburn Park. The Roundup will be held every Wednesday throughout the summer.

Last but not least, the annual Brookhaven Bolt 5K race to benefit Ashford Park Elementary School will be Saturday, May 17. Registration ends May 14. Please visit BrookhavenBolt.com for more details.


Early Voting, Sample Ballots, Voter Guides

April 28, 2014

Early voting for the May 20th primary election has started. For your convenience, I have prepared a list of the DeKalb and Fulton early voting locations closest to our community and the dates and times these locations will be available. At the bottom of this message, you will find links to helpful sample ballots and voter guides.

My next neighborhood “meet and greet” will be this Thursday, May 1, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at The Brickery, 6125 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs 30328. This event is free and open to the public. Thank you to Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul, Councilman Gabriel Sterling, and Josh Belinfante for co-hosting the event.

The DeKalb County Republican Party will be hosting a forum for the candidates for DeKalb County Sheriff tomorrow, Tuesday, April 29, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Marist School, 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road. This race is a special election that will appear on the primary ballots for both political parties.

DeKalb County Early Voting Locations & Times

DeKalb Voter Registration & Elections Office
4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300
Decatur, GA 30032
Monday, April 28 – Friday, May 16
Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 10, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tucker Recreation Center
4898 LaVista Road
Tucker, GA 30084
Monday, April 28 – Friday, May 16
Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 10, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Chamblee Civic Center
3540 Broad Street
Chamblee, GA 30341
Monday, May 12 – Friday, May 16, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Fulton County Early Voting Locations & Times

North Fulton Service Center
7741 Roswell Road, Room 128
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Monday, April 28 – Saturday, May 3, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, May 5 – Saturday, May 10, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, May 12 – Friday, May 16, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sandy Springs Library
395 Mount Vernon Highway
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Monday, May 5 – Saturday, May 10, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, May 12 – Friday, May 16, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Helpful Voting Links

DeKalb County Republican Sample Ballot
DeKalb County Democratic Sample Ballot
DeKalb County Nonpartisan Sample Ballot
Fulton County Republican Sample Ballot 1 of 2
Fulton County Republican Sample Ballot 2 of 2
Fulton County Democratic Sample Ballot 1 of 2
Fulton County Democratic Sample Ballot 2 of 2
Fulton County Nonpartisan Sample Ballot
Georgia Secretary of State “My Voter Page”
League of Women Voters/AJC Voter’s Guide
Brookhaven Reporter Voter’s Guide
Sandy Springs Reporter Voter’s Guide
Brookhaven Post Voter’s Guide


“Meet & Greet” Events & Voter Registration Deadline

April 17, 2014

The deadline to register to vote in the May 20 primary election is Monday, April 21. If you have a valid Georgia driver’s license or identification card, voter registration is available online for the first time ever. You may register online at registertovote.sos.ga.gov.

I am pleased to announce three “Meet & Greet” campaign events across House District 80, which includes portions of Brookhaven, Chamblee and Sandy Springs. There will be an event near you. Please join us to discuss state and local issues. Many thanks to the gracious hosts of these events:

Meet & Greet in Brookhaven Fields
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Hosted by Brookhaven Councilman Bates Mattison, Brookhaven Councilman Joe Gebbia, Shawn Keefe and John & Cynthia Garst
A joint event with State Senator Fran Millar
at the home of John & Cynthia Garst
1396 Tugaloo Drive
Brookhaven, GA 30319

Meet & Greet and Fundraiser in Sandy Springs
Thursday, May 1, 2014
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Hosted by Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul, Sandy Springs Councilman Gabriel Sterling and Josh Belinfante
The Brickery
6125 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Meet & Greet in Nancy Creek Heights
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Hosted by Brookhaven Councilwoman Rebecca Chase Williams, Shannon Cameron and Holly & Michael Snow
A joint event with State Senator Fran Millar
at the home of Holly & Michael Snow
4041 Navajo Trail
Brookhaven, GA 30319


Yard Signs Available

April 3, 2014

Within the upcoming week, my campaign will be distributing yard signs for the 2014 primary election. The primary is being held earlier than usual this year, on May 20.

If you would like a yard sign, please send me an e-mail at repjacobs@gmail.com with your name and street address in the body of the message. We will deliver your sign in the upcoming week.

To determine whether you live in State House District 80, please click here to see a district map.

Thank you for your consideration.


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