Andy Young Endorses Candidate Shelia Edwards

I am pleased to announce that Former United Nations Ambassador and Atlanta Mayor Andrew “Andy” Young has endorsed my candidacy for District 4 Commissioner.

“I have known Shelia Edwards for more than twenty years and she will look out for her community, protect your quality of life, and insist upon inclusion and fairness. Shelia is a good person, who will serve the role with distinction. I endorse her candidacy fully for Cobb County’s Fourth District Commissioner.”

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Rockdale County Tax Commissioner Endorses Shelia Edwards for District 4 Commissioner

I am pleased to announce that I have received the endorsement of a respected leader and public servant, Rockdale Tax Commissioner Tisa Smart Washington.

“As the elected Tax Commissioner of Rockdale County, I am honored to endorse Shelia Edwards for Cobb County Commissioner of District 4. During the decade of knowing Shelia, she has demonstrated superior leadership and the highest level of professionalism and integrity…

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Shelia Edwards Receives Labor Union Representative’s Endorsement for District 4 Commissioner

I am pleased to announce that Ken Howell, a local representative of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 732, has endorsed my candidacy for District 4 Commissioner.

“Because of her support and advocacy for the issues of working people in our community, I am wholeheartedly throwing my support and endorsement for Cobb County Commissioner for District 4 to Shelia Edwards. Shelia also supports our efforts to improve the transit deficit and inequities that plague our community. She is a progressive candidate with a strong pro-union attitude and will be a good friend to labor because she understands the issues of working families. I believe Shelia will vote to support the health and welfare of workers and will work in a positive and constructive manner on the numerous issues we face including better working standards, an improved minimum wage, and health insurance, among other things…

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Cobb Community Leader Rev. Coakley Pendergrass Endorses Shelia Edwards for District 4 Commissioner

I am pleased to announce that Turner Chapel AME Church Associate Minister, Cobb Community Leader, and Founder of the Georgia Community Coalition, Rev. Coakley Pendergrass, has endorsed my candidacy for District 4 Commissioner.

“I am proud to announce my support and endorsement of Shelia Edwards as the next Commissioner for District 4. As someone who has overseen this community and seen politicians and “would be politicians” come and go across the Metro Atlanta area and Cobb County, I believe that Shelia is the right person at the right time for our community. Shelia is Unbossed and Unbought in her advocacy for the quality of life for the people of District 4…

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Former Commission Candidate Monica Evette DeLancy Endorses Shelia Edwards for District 4 Commissioner

I am proud to announce that former candidate for Cobb County Commission, Monica Evette DeLancy is endorsing my candidacy for District 4 Commissioner.

“I am Monica Evette DeLancy, a resident of District 4 in Cobb County and an advocate for my community. I was a candidate in the Primary Election for Commissioner, and although I did not finish first, I left my mark on the race as I garnered the third highest votes. I know that my important work in the community must continue and the first order of business for me is electing our next commissioner. The candidate that I am supporting understands the issues that working families like mine face every day and will be a champion for us on our issues. Like me, she raised two children on her own and knows that every decision that you make as a parent will ultimately impact your children. She also knows firsthand the dual responsibilities of being a good parent while working full time…

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Gold Medal Olympian and Wife Endorses Shelia Edwards for District 4 Commissioner

Marietta resident, War Hero, and Gold Medal Olympian Dr. Melvin Pender and his wife, Rev. Debbie Pender, announced today that they are endorsing Shelia Edwards for District 4 Commissioner.

“We are supporting Shelia Edwards because she is the most qualified in the race to lead South Cobb. Shelia is extremely intelligent and is intensely knowledgeable of county government. She uses her skillsets for the betterment of our community, which was on full display when she led a grassroots group of citizens to stop an illegal household waste transfer station that was operating next to their homes and the Chattahoochee River. Shelia’s work to halt this community nuisance allowed new growth, economic development, and additional housing to be created on nearby Riverview Road in its place. This grassroots legacy characterizes Shelia’s work and validates her genuine commitment…

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Hello District 4 Voters. First, I want to thank all the voters of the district for participating in the political process and coming back out to vote in the August 11th Runoff. I am deeply grateful you insisted that your voices be heard. As the final ballots were being counted that night, it initially revealed that the community's support of me was the winner at the polls, with 4919 votes being cast for my platform of change for District 4. However, when the final count of absentee ballots was completed, those ballots determined the outcome of the race with my opponent receiving a greater share. This outcome would not change days later as we waited for additional votes to be counted.

Though we were not successful in our quest to bring new leadership and fresh ideas to the County Commission role for District 4, our campaign and supporters are uplifted by the fact that we garnered nearly half of the overall votes counted. This occurred despite the support given to my opponent from the current commissioner, other politicians, and special interest groups who decided that “politicians would decide who would lead our community, not the people of District 4”. The votes our campaign received clearly reflects hope for our future. It reflects discontent with the status quo and an enormous demand for real substantive change, a fact that cannot be ignored or denied. It also sends a strong message that these “voters for change” will be joining me in watching, monitoring, and holding elected officials accountable for what goes on in our community moving forward. with the following Motto: “Our quality of life, our families, and our homes are no longer for sale”.

This election was never about me; it was always about us and everyone around us - families, seniors, veterans, our community - wanting, desiring, and deserving more. I was in this race for over a year and conducted myself in a manner to which my family and community could be proud. I stand by every decision made and every objective factual issues I raised, while in return I was subjected to some of the most mean-spirited, divisive, distasteful, and hateful actions from the very people in our community that would call themselves “leaders”. Instead, many of us see these folks as “obstacles to our community moving forward”.

As taxpayers and homeowners, we have expectations of our government and our community and believe we are entitled to the best quality of life that is obtainable. With that as a backdrop, I have no plans to offer a concessions speech, but instead I offer to our community hope for our better future. It is in this vain that I will continue my work in our community, as I take a page from the playbooks of Hillary Clinton and Stacy Abrams, two fellow political contenders who turned their outcome at the polls into powerful and meaningful movements.

Stay tuned for an announcement on community initiatives we will be launching that will continue what we started at the polls. I encourage each of you who want positive changes in our community to remain vigilant and join me as we continue to fight those politicians, groups, and harmful special interests that are adverse to the health, positive growth, and overall development of South Cobb and District 4.

Again, I humbly thank the voters, true community leaders, and others who supported me through this process and those who helped me until the last vote was counted. Our work has just begun, and I look forward to partnering with you to continue what we started.
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Hello District 4 Voters. First, I want to thank all the voters of the district for participating in the political process and coming back out to vote in the August 11th Runoff. I am deeply grateful you insisted that your voices be heard. As the final ballots were being counted that night, it initially revealed that the communitys support of me was the winner at the polls, with 4919 votes being cast for my platform of change for District 4. However, when the final count of absentee ballots was completed, those ballots determined the outcome of the race with my opponent receiving a greater share. This outcome would not change days later as we waited for additional votes to be counted.

Though we were not successful in our quest to bring new leadership and fresh ideas to the County Commission role for District 4, our campaign and supporters are uplifted by the fact that we garnered nearly half of the overall votes counted. This occurred despite the support given to my opponent from the current commissioner, other politicians, and special interest groups who decided that “politicians would decide who would lead our community, not the people of District 4”. The votes our campaign received clearly reflects hope for our future. It reflects discontent with the status quo and an enormous demand for real substantive change, a fact that cannot be ignored or denied. It also sends a strong message that these “voters for change” will be joining me in watching, monitoring, and holding elected officials accountable for what goes on in our community moving forward. with the following Motto: “Our quality of life, our families, and our homes are no longer for sale”.

This election was never about me; it was always about us and everyone around us - families, seniors, veterans, our community - wanting, desiring, and deserving more. I was in this race for over a year and conducted myself in a manner to which my family and community could be proud. I stand by every decision made and every objective factual issues I raised, while in return I was subjected to some of the most mean-spirited, divisive, distasteful, and hateful actions from the very people in our community that would call themselves “leaders”. Instead, many of us see these folks as “obstacles to our community moving forward”.

As taxpayers and homeowners, we have expectations of our government and our community and believe we are entitled to the best quality of life that is obtainable. With that as a backdrop, I have no plans to offer a concessions speech, but instead I offer to our community hope for our better future. It is in this vain that I will continue my work in our community, as I take a page from the playbooks of Hillary Clinton and Stacy Abrams, two fellow political contenders who turned their outcome at the polls into powerful and meaningful movements.

Stay tuned for an announcement on community initiatives we will be launching that will continue what we started at the polls. I encourage each of you who want positive changes in our community to remain vigilant and join me as we continue to fight those politicians, groups, and harmful special interests that are adverse to the health, positive growth, and overall development of South Cobb and District 4.

Again, I humbly thank the voters, true community leaders, and others who supported me through this process and those who helped me until the last vote was counted. Our work has just begun, and I look forward to partnering with you to continue what we started.

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Well said Shelia E!!! well said. Thank you for having the courage and the vision for the needed change in our community. We do not want the same of the same moving forward. South Cobb District 4, has been neglected on going. As a home owner and taxpayer I refuse to sit and watch our district deteriorate any further. I’m looking forward to your next venture. 🙏🏽👍🏽🤗🌹😎❤️

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