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District 54 State House Q&A
by Caroline Young
November 01, 2012 01:16 PM | 751 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Edward Lindsey
Edward Lindsey
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Lynn Mckinney
Lynn Mckinney
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Editor’s note: incumbent Republican Edward Lindsey faces Democratic challenger Lynn Brown McKinney in Tuesday’s race for the District 54 State House seat, which includes parts of Buckhead and Sandy Springs.

o Name, age: Edward Lindsey, 53

o Residence: Buckhead

o Occupation: attorney and founding partner, Goodman McGuffey Lindsey & Johnson LLP

o Education: Davidson College, bachelor’s degree in history, 1981; University of Georgia Law School, juris doctorate degree, 1984

o Political experience: elected in 2004 and now seeking his fifth term; served as House Majority Whip, the fourth ranking leadership position in the House. Previously, served as chair of the House Appropriations Sub Committee on Education, co-chair of the Republican Caucus Policy Committee and vice-chair of the Judiciary Committee. Still serves on the Appropriations, Industrial Relations, Education, Ethics, Judiciary and Rules committees, as well as ex officio on all other standing House committees

o Family: wife, Elizabeth; sons Harman, 21; Charlie, 19; and Zach, 19

o Why do you think you are the best choice? “My role in the General Assembly is not to deliver edicts from the Gold Dome but to bring the wisdom of our Buckhead community to the legislative table where decisions are made.”

o Top three issues: Fulton County government reform, property tax reform and transportation

o Net campaign funds: $62,253 through Sept. 30, according to the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission website

o Website: www.facebook/pages/State-Rep-Edward-Lindsey/57940804397

o Name, age: Lynn Brown McKinney, 59

o Residence: Buckhead

o Occupation: retired; former IBM associate executive

o Education: University of Pennsylvania, bachelor’s degree in economics, 1973; University of Southern California, master of business administration in finance, 1975

o Political experience: campaigned for mayors in Newark, N.J., ran for city council in Takoma Park, Md., and got involved in President Barack Obama’s first campaign working with the grassroots arm of the campaign Obama for America, canvassing and holding house parties, and worked locally with District 5 U.S. Rep. John Lewis’ campaign

o Family: sons Spencer, 30 and Kyle Lynn, 25

o Why do you think you are the best choice? “I really do care. My opponent cares as well, but I have the skills to make a difference in the assembly. I think I bring a different tone and additional cooperation into the assembly.”

o Top three issues: education, criminal justice system and health care

o Net campaign funds: $5,581 through Sept. 30, according to the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission website

o Website: http://lynnfor54.com

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