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Sandy Springs mayoral candidates Q&A
by Bobby Tedder
October 30, 2013 10:59 AM | 1778 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bob Brown
Bob Brown
Rusty Paul
Rusty Paul
Editor’s note: Bob Brown and Rusty Paul are running for Sandy Springs mayor in Tuesday’s nonpartisan election. Incumbent Eva Galambos is not seeking re-election.

n Name: Bob Brown

n Occupation: owner of Red Baron Antiques

n Education: NA

n Political experience: lost to Eva Galambos in the 2009 mayoral election

n Family: NA

n Why are you the best choice? “I’ve been here a long time; I understand the workings of business and I’ve listened about the [city’s] problems over the years. I have some great solutions. Complaints are real easy — everybody can complain about this and that — but, I have some ideas to do something about it.”

n Top issues: traffic, protecting neighborhoods

n Net campaign funds through Sept. 30: NA (He has not filed his campaign disclosure report yet, according to the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission and was fined $125.)

n Campaign website: (still under construction)

n Name, age: Rusty Paul, 61

n Occupation: owner of iSquared Communications

n Education: bachelor’s degree in English literature and journalism from Samford University, 1974.

n Family: wife Jan and five adult children: Katie, Russ, Lauren, Emily and Andrew

n Why are you the best choice? “I’m the only candidate who has served both in the public sector while managing a business ... both of which are critical in overseeing our unique public/private sector governance model.”

n Top three issues: Protecting neighborhoods from incompatible development; the downtown redevelopment initiative; ensuring a balanced housing mix

n Net campaign funds through Sept. 30: $37,873

n Campaign website:

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