Amanda Swafford was elected in September 2010 to the City Council of Flowery Branch, Georgia. She graduated from Agnes Scott College and received her law degree from The University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law in California. During her four years in Sacramento, Amanda was elected to public office, serving as a member of the Sacramento County Land Use coalition that studied and proposed recommendations for comprehensive land use reform in the Arden-Arcade area of the county where she lived. Since 2006 Amanda has been employed as a Litigation Manager for the Gainesville law firm of Harben, Hartley & Hawkins
As a member of the City Council, She believes that, for the most part, her municipality should focus on the basic needs of it's citizens along with the budgetary items imposed by mandated requirements of the county, state and federal governments. She additionally believes that her City Council must respond to the economic downturn by holding down its own spending and balancing the existing revenue funds.
Election Date: November 1, 2009
Term: 2 years
About the Candidate:
Joel Macon is the Mayor for Carolina Beach, North Carolina. He has lived on the beach for 30+ years where he started out in the construction business as a carpenter. Five years later, he obtained a position as assistant Building Inspector for Carolina Beach where over the next 9 years, performed duties such as Building Inspections, Flood Plain Manager (FEMA), CAMA Officer and Minimum Housing Inspector. After leaving Carolina Beach for a position with the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors as an Investigator, he came back to Carolina Beach 14 years later and was elected to and served on the Carolina Beach Town Council for 12 years.
Macon is for improving the conditions of Carolina Beach to make it a more desirable area to vacation and to live. He also believes in strengthening the community and bringing people together to make the town a better place.
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