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CCOE backs a slate of candidates
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Dear Editor,

The Concerned Citizens of Effingham (CCOE) is a group of African American citizens who all share an interest in the quality of life issues in the Effingham community. The group is comprised of people from all areas of the county.  The mission of the group is to empower, educate and encourage the African American community of Effingham to become an active participant in all aspects of community activities. The group was formally organized in 2007.  

After much discussion and careful consideration, CCOE have decided to support the following candidates who are running for local and state office seats:

For U.S. Senate    
Jim Martin

For U.S. Representative in 111th Congress from the 12th Congressional District of Georgia
John Barrow

For Tax Commissioner
Lisa E. Wright

Nonpartisan election
For Judge of the Probate Court
Rick Rafter

For Chief Magistrate
Scott Hinson

For County Board of Education, District 2
Troy Alford

Proposed constitutional amendments
Amendment 1 — To encourage the preservation of Georgia’s forest through a conservation use property tax reduction program.   No.

Amendment 2 — To authorize local school districts to use tax funds for community redevelopment purposes.  No.

Amendment 3 — To authorize the creation special infrastructure development districts providing infrastructure to underserved areas.  Yes.

Special election
Homestead Exemption for County Purposes.  No.

We wish the entire group of candidates well and it is with great pride that the members of CCOE participate in this important event.

Please feel free to contact the group with any comments, concerns, or questions, you may have.

LaMeisha Hunter, President
Ann Hartfield, Secretary
Jacqueline Bryan, Secretary
Peter Giles Sr., Member
Michael Garvin, Member
Levi Scott Jr., Member