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Miller hopes voters know he will ‘do the right thing’ on city council
by Tom Spigolon
October 22, 2013 04:15 PM | 2016 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Mike Miller said he hopes voters “think of me as the person that will always do the right thing” when they go in the voting booth to choose between candidates for the Douglasville City Council Ward 2, Post 1, seat in the Nov. 5 election.

“When my neighbors step into the voting booth I hope they think of me as the person that will always do the right thing, the right way, no matter the consequences,” said Miller, a Douglasville attorney and former county school board member.

“In life, the person who stands up for what they believe in often gets ridiculed, chastised, and condemned by those with differing ideals,” he said.

“I want my neighbors and constituents to know that I am willing to stand in the fire and protect all the people that I have been chosen to represent.”

He said, if he had one thing he could accomplish in a first term on the council, he said he wanted to help the city government “develop a reputation for working well with others.”

“The most important thing that I would like to work toward as a city councilman is to help the city,” he said. “First we must work with the county leaders to build a working relationship to attract private business investment to the city and county. Additionally, the city must create an environment that encourages small business development.”

He said, in recent years of being involved in the Downtown Development Authority and owning small businesses in downtown Douglasville, he has watched the city government “miss several opportunities to have quality private development locate here.”

“This unfortunate situation was a direct result of the lack of cooperation of some of our city leaders and their policies and beliefs,” Miller said.

“I believe our city leaders should focus on helping private businesses provide jobs for our local people instead concentrating on building government facilities at the taxpayer’s expense, which ultimately compete with local businesses.

“I will work to have the city develop and support policies that put the people of Douglasville back to work and raise the standard of living for all our citizens.

“I look forward to making a difference for the city of Douglasville.”

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