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District 9 Atlanta City Council candidates Q&A
by Megan Thornton
October 30, 2013 02:09 PM | 1667 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Felicia Moore
Felicia Moore
Ricardo Mosby
Ricardo Mosby
Duwon Robinson
Duwon Robinson
Editor’s note: Incumbent Felicia Moore, Ricardo Mosby and Duwon “Mooley” Robinson are facing off for the District 9 Atlanta City Council seat in Tuesday’s nonpartisan election. The district includes part of Buckhead.

o Name, age: Felicia Moore, 52

o Occupation: associate real estate broker

o Education: bachelor’s degree in communications from Central State University, 1983; studying for a master’s degree in public administration from Central Michigan University.

o Political experience: currently serving fourth term on the Atlanta City Council, where she was first elected in 1997.

o Family: Single

o Why are you the best choice? “I certainly have the experience, the experience of City Hall and knowing how to get things done within city government, have a passion. I bring knowledge and experience to continue to move us forward and have positive things happen in the community.”

o Top three issues: code enforcement/neighborhood community beautification efforts, public safety and economic development

o Net campaign funds through Sept. 30: $23,729

o Campaign website: http://on.fb.me/15nSfaS

o Name, age: Ricardo Mosby, 46

o Occupation: civil litigation attorney

o Education: bachelor’s degree in finance from Clark Atlanta University, 1996; law degree from John Marshall Law School, 1999

o Political experience: First time running for public office but has worked for the city of Atlanta in a number of capacities as the legislative assistant for the city council and departments of public works and watershed management.

o Family: three children and a fiancé; did not disclose their names to protect their privacy

o Why are you the best choice? “I think I know how to negotiate. I negotiated major contracts for [the] city of Atlanta, other entities. I have the ability to get things done as opposed to just being a gadfly or stalwart. I would be a person who would be a catalyst for progress.”

o Top three issues: public safety, community development, economic development and public safety

o Net campaign funds through Sept. 30: $5,375

o Campaign website: www.ricardomosby.com

o Name, age: Duwon “Mooley” Robinson, 36

o Occupation: sports agent

o Education: bachelor’s degree in political science from Morgan State University

o Political experience: First time running for public office but has worked on the campaigns of mayors Andrew Young, Bill Campbell and Kasim Reed

o Family: Single

o Why are you the best choice? “Because I [was] born and raised [in District 9] and I have the ability to really stop the crime that really makes public safety not an issue. … [I am ] trying to bring relationships and trust back with the [Atlanta] Police Department, and a result of that, crime has really plummeted: one break-in, one shooting in the whole quarter. … I figure if not me, then who? It would be a real change out here if we had real leadership.”

o Top three issues: economic development, building recreation centers and positive programs for teens and collaborating with the rest of the council to fix infrastructure.

o Campaign website: www.duwonmooleyrobinson.com
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