“The drive to do better”: Teresa Tomlinson’s Save-a-Pet Program is a good example of governing well

Above: Teresa Tomlinson, star of many Columbus Save-a-Pet PSAs, with rescue dog up for adoption “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”                  — Mahatma Gandhi By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman While all seven Democratic candidates seeking to defeat Sen. David Perdue have platforms, more or less, Teresa Tomlinson is running on her record as two-term Mayor of Columbus, Georgia. (She also has more platform, for that matter.) “I’ve governed and I’ve governed well,” she tells would-be supporters and has receipts to back up the claim, including the St. Maurice Award she recently received for her support of Fort Benning and the Infantry. Passionate about…

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June 1 update: DeKalb moves 20 poll sites; 4 Decatur precincts shift to new locations

DeKalb emergency precinct shifts for June 9 For more details, scroll down to bottom of post to read pdf of changes Ashford Parkside precinct voters will shift to Montgomery Elementarry School; Clairemont East precinct voters will shift to Decatur Recration Department; Coralwood precinct voters will shift to Briarlake Elementary School; Dunwoody 2 precinct voters will shift to Dunwoody High School; Embry Hills precinct voters will shift to Evansdale Elementary School; Georgetown Square precinct voters will shift from Dunwoody Pines Retirement Home to Peachtree Middle School; Glennwood precinct voters will shift to Decatur Recration Department; LaVista precinct voters will shift to Margaret Harris Educational Center; Lin Mary Lin precinct voters will shift to Neighborhood Church; McWilliams and Miller Grove precinct voters will shift…

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Governing well for cats and dogs: How Teresa Tomlinson’s Save-a-Pet program took Columbus from 80% euthanasia rate to “no kill” status

Above: Teresa Tomlinson, star of many Columbus Save-a-Pet PSAs, with rescue dog up for adoption “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”                  — Mahatma Gandhi By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman While all seven Democratic candidates seeking to defeat Sen. David Perdue have platforms, more or less, Teresa Tomlinson is running on her record as two-term Mayor of Columbus, Georgia. (She also has more platform, for that matter.) “I’ve governed and I’ve governed well,” she tells would-be supporters and has receipts to back up the claim, including the St. Maurice Award she recently received for her support of Fort Benning and the Infantry. Passionate about…

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Former Sen. Max Cleland’s Memorial Day message supports Teresa Tomlinson’s “proven track record of caring for veterans”

Jonathan Grant @Brambleman I received this email this morning and thought I’d share. Sen. Cleland, a wounded Vietnam veteran, former Georgia Secretary of State, and U.S. Senator is one of Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Teresa Tomlinson’s top endorsers. (She has many.) Tomlinson, the former mayor of Columbus, faces six Democrats in the June 9 Democratic primary. The winner will face GOP incumbent David Perdue Nov. 3.  This message is especially poignant, coming today from him. I’m glad I’ve had the chance to meet and talk with Sen. Cleland a handful of times over the past forty years. He’s an exceptional man and an inspiration to Georgians. The title of his memoir: Strong at the Broken Places. Disclosure: I really like Max Cleland.…

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Update: DeKalb shifts 20 poll locations; 4 Decatur precincts shift to new sits

DeKalb emergency precinct shifts for June 9 For more details, scroll down to bottom of post to read pdf of changes Ashford Parkside precinct voters will shift to Montgomery Elementarry School; Clairemont East precinct voters will shift to Decatur Recration Department; Coralwood precinct voters will shift to Briarlake Elementary School; Dunwoody 2 precinct voters will shift to Dunwoody High School; Embry Hills precinct voters will shift to Evansdale Elementary School; Georgetown Square precinct voters will shift from Dunwoody Pines Retirement Home to Peachtree Middle School; Glennwood precinct voters will shift to Decatur Recration Department; LaVista precinct voters will shift to Margaret Harris Educational Center; Lin Mary Lin precinct voters will shift to Neighborhood Church; McWilliams and Miller Grove precinct voters will shift…

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Experience counts: Teresa Tomlinson’s record as Columbus mayor gives Democrats their best chance to beat David Perdue

As Columbus mayor, Tomlinson worked to make life better for citizens, soldiers, and veterans By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Unlike her six opponents in the June 9 Democratic U.S. Senate primary, Teresa Tomlinson has a record as an elected official, having served two terms as mayor of Columbus, Georgia. “I governed and I governed well,” she says on the campaign trail, both real and virtual. Coming into office in 2011 while Columbus was still in the throes of the Great Recession, the Emory Law School graduate says her major fiscal achievements were reforming and salvaging the city’s employee insurance and pension plans, thereby putting the city on firm financial footing. She’s also proud of criminal justice reforms she was able to make at…

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