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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Hastings to manage House campaign

Camie Young

Camie Young

A local community leader has been tapped to head Mark Williams' campaign for House of Representatives.

Paula Hastings, a former planning commissioner, was named campaign manager for Williams' race against incumbent Rep. Pedro Marin in the November general election.

"I am very happy that Paula Hastings will serve as my campaign manager. She is a very hard worker who will help us organize this effort throughout the district," said Williams, a Republican making his first run for elected office.

"Mark Williams is the right choice for new leadership," Hastings said in a press release. "He's proven as a private citizen that he will get things done for our community, and that's exactly what we need now. We need new leadership and we need people who accomplish things, not just play politics."

Isakson on attacks

This week, many people's thoughts went back to the tragic day 11 years ago when nearly 3,000 people were killed in attacks that changed the American landscape.

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson sent out a statement on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, urging people to rekindle the country's unity brought on by the tragedy.

"Today we honor our brothers and sisters who perished in New York, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon as a result of the senseless attacks of Sept. 11, 2001," said the Marietta man. "We also remember the brave and heroic acts of our citizens, first responders, medical professionals, firefighters and police officers on that day, and we thank the men and women who make tremendous sacrifices to keep us safe today.

"May we never forget the patriotism that ensued in the days and months following Sept. 11, 2001, when Americans united together to pull our country though one of the most horrific events in our history. Let us carry on this patriotism as we work together to solve the current challenges that our country is facing. May God bless and protect the United States of America."

Political Notebook normally appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Daily Post but will be on hiatus over the coming weeks while Camie Young is on maternity leave. Camie Young can be reached via email at camie.young@gwinnettdailypost.com. For archived columns, go to www.gwinnettdailypost.com/politics.

Comments

rco1847 2 years, 1 month ago

and 9/11 advanced the gestopo tactics used against our citizens by the police state. That's exactly what the enemies wanted.

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Cleanupguy 2 years, 1 month ago

The public stood idly by as the Patriot Act was passed, but luckily the Constitution prevailed. I'd hold our politicians of the period more to blame for using their own terror tactics to convince us that we were unsafe and needed to be protected. On a related note, Paula has always been out for herself - I wonder what's in it for her - another lucrative political appointment, perhaps.

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Karl 2 years, 1 month ago

Oh, yeah, sure, that's gotta be it. Freshman state house reps make tons of lucrative political appointments. /sarcasm off/

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Cleanupguy 2 years, 1 month ago

Then again, former Planning Commissioners seem to do quite well after serving in the position, this one included. Missed reference /off/.

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redmudd 2 years, 1 month ago

"On a related note, Paula has always been out for herself - I wonder what's in it for her - another lucrative political appointment, perhaps."

Remember she campaigned for Kevin Kennerly! If you listened to her he was the best thing that ever happened to Gwinnett County. The air you hear is her head and ego swelling. Why dont you just go away quietly?

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