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District 5 Sandy Springs City Council candidates Q&A
by Everett Catts
October 30, 2013 09:31 AM | 872 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Clayton Cole
Clayton Cole
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Tibby DeJulio
Tibby DeJulio
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Editor’s note: Clayton Cole is facing incumbent Tibby DeJulio in the District 5 Sandy Springs City Council race in Tuesday’s nonpartisan election.

o Name, age: Clayton Cole, 43

o Occupation: territory sales representative with Capitol Office Products.

o Education: bachelor’s degree in arts and science from the University of Georgia, 1994

o Political experience: First time running for public office

o Family: wife Joy; children Avery, 5, and Margaret, 4

o Why are you the best choice? “Over the next four years we’re going to see a lot of major construction and changes happening, especially in District 5. I just felt like I was going to be a little bit more in touch with the people in the neighborhood directly affected by that thing. You get to a point where you feel that I wanted to get into helping that change, helping make a difference and making sure that this expansion and development was kept in check.

o Top three issues: fighting for neighborhoods, continuing to add greenspace to the city and regulating how big businesses affect neighborhoods, especially in zoning issues

o Net campaign funds through Sept. 30: $0

o Campaign website: None

o Name, age: Tibby DeJulio, 66

o Occupation: financial advisor for Wells Fargo Advisors.

o Education: bachelor’s degree in business administration and master’s degree in finance, Stetson University, 1971 and 1972, respectively

o Political experience: Has served on the council for two terms, since 2005; also was president of Citizens for Sandy Springs, the group fighting for years to get the city incorporated.

o Family: Divorced with one adult son, Chandler

o Why are you running for re-election/the best choice? “In the last eight years we have made tremendous progress building and improving our city, but there is still much to be done. I have the knowledge and experience required to hold this position. I have been in a leadership position, as mayor pro tem for the eight years since the city was formed. Last year, while our mayor [Eva Galambos] was sick [with cancer], I acted in the position of mayor for approximately two months.”

o Top three issues: Quality of life, smart development/redevelopment and responsible budgeting/spending

o Net campaign funds through Sept. 30: $4,418.98

o Campaign website: www.tibbydejulio.org.
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