- Reese McCranie qualified today for Fulton County Commission, District 4, a seat formerly held by The Honorable Joan P. Garner.
Reese is making his first run for public office after nearly eight years in service to the city of Atlanta. In 2010, he joined Mayor Kasim Reed's administration as deputy director of communications.
Reese was later promoted to director of policy and communications at the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
"District 4 is a richly vibrant and diverse community and is the heart of Atlanta. We've seen tremendous growth and development over the years, but some communities have been left behind. There is still much work to be done in Atlanta and across Fulton County. Income inequality, the lack of affordable housing, spiking property taxes and the high rates of HIV infection are some of the challenges I will make a priority. I believe we can do better to improve our county services and the lives of our residents," McCranie said.
Reese has called Midtown home for 10 years and has deep community roots across the entire district. As part of his campaign, he pledges to continue working to expand opportunities and improve the quality of life for all residents. With a lifetime of service to others, he offers a fresh perspective on the issues facing Fulton County.
The November 7, 2017 Special Election for the District 4 seat was called due to the untimely passing of Ms. Garner.