As November 3d draws nearer, one can sense the pace beginning to accelerate. I am pleased to see the Republican Party at different levels working hard to get out the vote. As I have stated on many occasions, there are still more Republicans in Cobb than Democrats. But in order for our slate to win, Republican voters have to make a much, much better showing than they did in June during the primary.
While my campaign is important, the public still expects me to lead the County as their Chairman. I was very pleased to see the Board continue to work with me as we find the best use for the funding provided to us by the Congress from the CARES legislation. We had a very informative work session last Monday when all the parties who received funding reported on their use of the revenue the Board approved for them. Certainly, the fact that more than 3200 businesses in Cobb will receive some form of a small business grant was impressive. But the efforts in the other areas of pubic health, public schools, work development, rental and mortgage assistance, food insecurity, and allocation to the cities reflected our commitment to help those in need. Cobb is a very special place. What the Board has done during the pandemic to help so many is a legacy that will stand the test of time. I am proud to have been the Chair that guided the Board during these times.
Early voting still remains strong as does the use of the absentee ballot. For those who insinuate that the wait times for voting are a form of voter suppression, I would strongly encourage you to go my campaign web site at http://www.likemike4cobb.com and watch the video with my thoughts.
I was pleased to receive a contribution and support of the Cobb Association of Realtors on Friday. The residential and commercial real estate markets remain strong despite the pandemic. The Board of the Association appreciated my actions to sustain this important part of our economy.
Our teams continue to canvas and phone bank.
We begin the final phase of our campaign with our Get Out the Vote effort which is probably unique among all the candidates. As usual it involves sweat equity. But anything worth having is worth working hard for.