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Gretchen in the Sunday VDT: why to vote for her tomorrow

Gretchen’s ad ran next to her interview answers Sunday a week ago in the Valdosta Daily Times. Here’s why you should please vote for Gretchen tomorrow for Lowndes County Commission District 5. Remember, not November: it’s a Special Election tomorrow, Tuesday May 20th.

Gretchen Quarterman

Age: 55

Hometown: Unincorporated Lowndes County, between Hahira and Moody AFB.

Office: Nonpartisan Special Election, Lowndes County Commission Super District 5.

Please list experiences or experience that would benefit you in this office:

“My work experiences from the public and private sectors in management, budgeting, and customer service prepare me to be a County Commissioner. As a farmer and business owner, I am aware of the challenges that face our community in providing opportunities for economic development, in providing government services with limited resources, and with keeping citizens informed about these opportunities and services.

“I currently serve on the appointed Zoning Board of Appeals, since 2008, and I have attended nearly every Lowndes, County Commission meeting for the past five years, including the recent two-day budget session and the 2014 annual retreat.”

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Gretchen Quarterman will be a voice for Lowndes County Commission District 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hahira, 12 March 2014 — Gretchen Quarterman has qualifed for Lowndes County Commission District 5, for opportunity, stewardship, and transparency.

“Standing up for property rights includes opposing an unnecessary pipeline and being smart about development,” said Quarterman. “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.”

Quarterman says 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,” she said.

That includes services for businesses. “Why should getting a license only be possible during the week? There’s a lot of things that we could use technology for to make our business processes much more streamlined for our business owners.”

And she added, “We won’t attract businesses to locate in our community when the county is in the process of suing a local business.”

Gretchen has been listening to citizens around the county express their frustrations about local government responsiveness Continue reading