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Jannquell Peters announces candidacy for East Point mayor
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August 28, 2013 12:29 PM | 5076 views | 2 2 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jannquel Peters
Jannquel Peters
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Jannquell Peters announced her candidacy for East Point mayor on Monday, the start of qualifying for candidates to register with the state of Georgia for the Nov. 5 general election.

Peters has been an eight-year resident of the city.

She resides in one of the downtown area neighborhoods and is the owner of IndoCycle, a local East Point business that offers spinning classes.

Peters has been an attorney for more than 12 years.

She graduated from North Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and earned her law degree from Southern University.

She is licensed to practice in both Georgia and Louisiana, her home state.

Peters also maintains a private law practice in East Point.

“Having worked as a public defender, senior child advocate attorney, and juvenile court administrator and counsel, I firmly believe that I have the necessary experience to serve as an exceptional mayor for the city of East Point,” Peters said in a statement.

Peters graduated from the East Point Citizens Leadership Academy in 2012 and serves on the East Point Main Street Association board.

Being involved in the community is important to her, Peters said.

“I am a firm believer in community unity, which is incidentally my campaign slogan. I am a staunch supporter of volunteerism as a means of giving back to residents and visitors to our great city,” she said.

“Now is the time for new energy and positive representation from our city leaders in East Point. Change is within reach. I am the only candidate who has not been part of the political dysfunction and chaos that has plagued our community for years. As mayor, my priority will be to serve as a positive and professional advocate-in-chief and ambassador to the city.”

Over the next several months leading up to Election Day, with her signature three-wheel bicycle, dubbed the Campaign Cruiser, Peters will continue to bike and walk the neighborhood streets throughout the city of East Point.

She said her plan leading up to the election is simple—to listen to the citizens of the city as they voice their concerns.

“It is my commitment to the citizens of the City of East Point, to use my training as a mediator and attorney to work together with council, the city manager and community partners to move this city forward,” Peters said. “As a local business owner, I know firsthand the immediate need for a positive marketable image and identity for East Point to encourage smart development and actively engage community growth.”

When not campaigning or leading a spin class, Peters can be found gathering and testing recipes for a family cookbook, gardening and spending time with family, friends and her dogs Max and Sam.

She attends St. John the Evangelist Church in Hapeville.

Information: www.electjannquell.com.

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Jermaine white
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September 17, 2013
I hope u win and like last comment bring the city back I've been living in east point for the last 6 years and I like it but its been on down hill sled with last mayor so if u don't win I'm moving my family back to Atlanta or someone else so turn up
BestWishes
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September 07, 2013
I hope whoever wins can bring East Point back. It used to be a thriving little town, no different from Marietta or such. It needs a downtown, and it needs a local newspaper to keep the city govt in line.
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