I ask for your vote for County Commission District 5, for opportunity,
stewardship, and transparency in Lowndes County.
I have been listening to citizens around the county express their
frustrations about local government responsiveness and I understand
that people want their elected officials to take a stand on behalf
of the citizens.
Standing up for property rights includes opposing an unnecessary
pipeline and being smart about development. No private company
should be able to come in here and take people's land for no local
benefit. Our community has a foundation in agriculture and we need
farmers and farmland just as we need roads and subdivisions.
Stewardship is an important part of economic development.
Local government needs to remember its purpose is to provide services
for its people, unlike a business, which is for profit. I will
never suggest charging for a library card.
I'm for fast, affordable Internet access to promote the local economy
and education, for solar power for jobs and lower electricity bills,
and for making Lowndes County even more of a health care destination.
Our County Commission and local boards and authorities need to be
transparent and accountable to the people who pay for them. That
includes agendas, minutes, and agenda packets online.
For years I have videoed local government meetings and put them
on YouTube for everyone to see. It's time for our county government
to do that itself for its own citizens.
I have actively promoted local agriculture by volunteering at the
County Extension office, selling vegetables at the Valdosta Farm
Days Farmer's Market and I recently chaired the South Georgia Growing
Local conference in January. Local food: it's local business and
it tastes good!
Please elect Gretchen Quarterman to Lowndes County Commission
District 5, for transparency, stewardship, and opportunity. I will
be a voice of the voters in district 5.
Two years ago I ran for County Commission (material from that campaign
can be found
The same issues still need to be
dealt with, plus some new ones in the same categories.
This time, with your help, I can win, to represent you.