On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, I took the next step in my candidacy by filing the Declaration of Intent to campaign for Chairman of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners. While traveling across the County for the last three months and talking to the everyday citizens, I have heard a clear call for new leadership in Cobb County. The decision to file was made as a sign of my commitment to my supporters and in response to those who asked to donate to the campaign
The necessary steps to ensure compliance with all banking industry regulations will delay slightly the establishment of a link on this web page to our campaign banking account. In the interim you can mail donations using the form and address on the Donate tab on this web page.

I shall continue to travel around Cobb County meeting voters and listening to their concerns. WE have a long road in front us but clearly this campaign is already registering with many voters. I need your help in getting out OUR message. Become one of those who can say that they were there at the beginning of this new page in the history of Cobb County by clicking on the Volunteer button.

Mike

A week marked by information, celebration and remembrance. The Georgia Tea Party hosted Ron Sifen who is one of the most knowledgeable individuals on transportation issues in Cobb County. The Lockheed Martin Retirees Assn invited me to give my presentation on the Federal Budget. The Law Enforcement Memorial Service and Candlelight Vigil organized by the Kermit C. Sanders Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police on the Marietta Square was moving tribute to our police officers who died in the line of duty. Finally, Memorial Day with its national observances for those who gave all so that we the living might do so in freedom.  These events all demonstrate the vibrancy of America and the involvement of people who work to make us the greatest nation on earth.

Mike

Commissioner Bob Ott Town Hall, meetings with the East Cobb Kiwanis, and greeting the troops at the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport were just some of the events that I attended this week in my continuing outreach to voters in Cobb County. Topping the week was being part of my Marine Corps League Detachment’s recognition of two young men who represent the future of our country. One was a Boy Scout who had attained the rank of Eagle Scout—an accomplishment that only 4% of all Boy Scouts achieve. The second recognition was the awarding of a $2000 scholarship to a high school graduate whose personal story included high academic achievement and countless hours as a volunteer despite the loss of his parents at young age. As I have said many times, veterans continue to serve even after they leave the service. It’s in their DNA.

This coming weekend is Memorial Day when we should take the time to honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. I have included under the Articles tab an article that was printed previously in the Marietta Daily Journal. The words are just as timely today. May all our heroes rest in peace and their families take comfort in knowing that the lives of the loved ones for whom they grieve still have meaning.

Mike