ELECTION

posted : May 17, 2016

Candidate Paul Maner, a Dunwoody businessman is challenging "the old-timer Fran Millar"

The three-term senator is not without controversy, and he has already been called out by some conservative groups for his support of the Common Core.. Dekalb County voters will make a choice between a - Dunwoody businessman - new comer and a an old time member of the establishment.

 By: The Staff Reporters of Georgia Weekly Post.

 

Tuesday May 24, 2016.

Republicans - in Georgia - lower turnout every year -  are heading in person to vote at the  primary.

DeKalb County voters will make a choice between a -  Dunwoody businessman - new comer and an old time member of the establishment.  The biggest challenge is State Senate District 40. 

▲ Fran Millar. The three-term Senator is not without controversy, and he has already been called out by some conservative groups for his support of the Common Core curriculum in English and math. Millar told Peach Pundit in 2013: “I am very concerned about the reaction by some citizens to the Common Core.” He refused to answer questions by Georgia Weekly Post.

 

The mood, according to polls and interviews with voters,  is for change, duplicating the national presidential elections, there are the Sanders and the Trumps.  DeKalb County and the surrounding  communities, including the new city of Dunwoody are located outside the City of Atlanta. The Republican populations are shrinking and Democrats are making gains and re-re-districting and in-fightings - some ended with arrests-  making it more harder for a the Republicans to be re-elected.

   

▲ Candidate Paul Maner, a Dunwoody businessman is challenging "the old-timer Fran Millar, a member of the state Senate and supported by the establishment," according to observers. Maner's motto is Honesty, Leadership, Accountability and Term Limits. Millar expressed his confidence in defeating his challenger on Tuesday. Accusations are exchanged between the two caps of supporters on social media.

 

In 2016, the outsiders are challenging the insiders. The political scene is limited to a handful of members of the establishment. The race to watch for is a senate seat in District 40, including the new city of Dunwoody.

Candidate Paul Maner, a Dunwoody businessman is challenging  "the old-timer Fran Millar, a member of the state Senate and supported by the establishment," according to observers.  

Maner's motto is Honesty, Leadership, Accountability and Term Limits.

 

▲ Senator Fran Millar. Last summer, in DeKalb County court, Judge Richard Foxworth described State Senator Fran Millar as the true instigator of the melee of DeKalb GOP describing, Dunwoody Republicans veer into Dysfunction Junction. The court hearing ended with the arrest of DeKalb GOP's officers.

Sen. Fran Millar, a member of DeKalb GOP,  has represented the north DeKalb area in the State Legislature since 1999. During his 12 years in the House and five years in the Senate, the Dunwoody Republican has seldom faced a serious challenge to his seat.

 

Paul Maner is seeking to retire Fran Millar this year after 22 years. He  - Paul Maner - can “fix our schools, reduce taxes, put people back to work, and improve our overall quality of life,” he said.

 

▲ Senator Fran Millar seen - sitting in the back - attending the inauguration of the New Mayor of the City of Dunwoody,  replacing his old friend Mike Davis. Davis was defeated after serving only one term in office. The mood, according to polls and interviews with voters, is for change, duplicating the national presidential elections, there are the Sanders and the Trumps. DeKalb County and the surrounding communities, including the new city of Dunwoody are located outside the City Of Atlanta.

 Millar currently represents Georgia’s 40th District in the State Senate, a seat he’s held since 2011. The district covers much of metro Atlanta’s conservative heartland: north and northeast DeKalb County and small portions of Fulton and Gwinnett Counties.

 

 

The three-term senator is not without controversy, and he has already been called out by some conservative groups for his support of the Common Core curriculum in English and math. 

 

Millar told Peach Pundit in 2013: “I am very concerned about the reaction by some citizens to the Common Core.” He refused to answer questions by Georgia Weekly Post.

 

Another recent controversy brought Millar national attention when he waged a campaign in 2014 to stop DeKalb County government from allowing early voting on a Sunday in late October.  He called the move blatantly partisan, aimed at bringing as many Democrats to the polls as possible. Some of the flack Millar took accused him of racial prejudice

 

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