DEKALB COUNTY, GA, FEB. 18, 2016 – The Post Reports – DeKalb County District One Commissioner Nancy Jester announced Wednesday, she intends to qualify to run for re-election and a full-term.
“It has been my honor to represent the taxpayers of DeKalb County as the District One Commissioner this past year,” Jester wrote in an email. “It is with enthusiasm and humility that I announce I will qualify on Monday, March 7, 2016 to earn the honor of representing the taxpayers District One in DeKalb County, for a full term on the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners.”
In her intent to qualify for re-election announcement, Jester reflected on this past year, “I have been dedicated to opposing corruption, bringing transparency to our government, fighting for your tax dollars, and helping to establish a government which serves the taxpayers in a professional manner.”
Jester’s announcement also said:
I was proud to lead the charge against tax dollars for soccer fields that would have left DeKalb in negative equity, to work with many local businesses and neighborhoods to fend off nuisance businesses and unwelcome government intrusions, to lead on the DeKalb County water billing crisis, to fight for fair taxation, and to focus the spotlight on Brannon Hill and other blighted areas in DeKalb.
This past year, I attended over 250 community meetings and events and hosted 29 town halls around the district and in Decatur.
After the Bowers – Hyde Corruption Report, I was the first commissioner to introduce ethics reforms and I continue to fight for reform in DeKalb County. I am leading the effort in restructuring the budget to cut out wasteful spending while prioritizing roads, and raises and equipment for our first responders.
Join me as we work for a better DeKalb. I will continue to focus my efforts for you, the taxpayers, because every dollar in the DeKalb County government is your money.
Commissioner Jester was elected in December of 2014 after a runoff, to fill the unexpired term of former Commissioner Elaine Boyer, who for more than 22 years represented District 1 on the DeKalb BOC. Boyer resigned after being accused of swindling taxpayers out of more than $90,000, then pled guilty to Federal Charges of wire and mail fraud, and is currently serving time in Federal Prison.
Jester represents some 140,000 residents in Brookhaven, Chamblee, Doraville, Dunwoody, and Tucker.
For more information on Jesters campaign, go here.