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District 6 State Senate candidates Q&A
by Everett Catts
November 01, 2012 10:00 AM | 2313 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Hunter Hill
Hunter Hill
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Doug Stoner
Doug Stoner
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Editor’s note: incumbent Democrat Doug Stoner and Republican Hunter Hill will face off in Tuesday’s District 6 State Senate general election. The newly drawn District 6 includes Vinings and parts of Buckhead and Sandy Springs.



o Name, age: Hunter Hill, 35

o Residence: Smyrna

o Occupation: director of new business development for SecurAmerica

o Education: U.S. Military Academy at West Point, management and civil engineering, 2000

o Political experience: no elected office but ran in 2008 against Stoner, getting nearly 40 percent of the vote

o Family: wife, Shannan, children Hunter Jr., 2, and Annie, 10 months

o Why are you the best choice? “Voters tell me they want a leader who can forge consensus. They want solutions, not rancor. I’ve successfully led diverse people toward many common goals and that is what a successful legislator does.”

o Top three issues: government reform, the economy and growing jobs o Net campaign funds: $122,140.69 through Sept. 30 (according to the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission)

o Website: www.votehunterhill.com

o Name, age: Doug Stoner, 47

o Residence: Smyrna

o Occupation: director of business development at Croy Engineering, which owns and operates Dairy Queens in North Georgia

o Education: Kennesaw State University, bachelor’s degree in political science, 1989

o Political experience: seeking his fifth term in office in the District 6 State Senate seat

o Family: wife, Della; children Gray, 20, and Honor, 17

o Why are you the best choice? “I am the best choice for the Georgia Senate because he will continue to provide the common-sense voice in the General Assembly. As a third-generation businessman, I understand what it takes to grow the economy in Georgia. I know that economic growth requires an efficient transportation infrastructure and an educated workforce. I know we can and must provide incentives for businesses that create jobs in Georgia, and he has introduced legislation to ensure that those incentives are actually creating the jobs they claim.”

o Top three issues: job growth, education and transportation

o Net campaign funds: $100,825.25 through Sept. 30 (according to the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission)

o Website: www.dougstoner.com

— Senior Staff Writer Noreen Lewis Cochran contributed to this report.
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