Marietta Councilman Reggie Copeland makes his case for Ward 5 re-election
Marietta Councilman Reggie Copeland believes he is the better choice in the race for Ward 5. Copeland is crisscrossing the community to make his case with voters on why he should be re-elected as Ward 5 Councilman as he heads into a runoff with challenger Carlyle Kent.
The Runoff Election is Nov. 30, but early voting starts Monday at the Cobb County elections office at 736 Whitlock Avenue in Marietta. This is the single race on the Marietta ballot and Copeland is asking his supporters to come back out for him one more time before or on Nov. 30 to return him to office.
Copeland recently talked with SPOTLIGHT and shared with us why voters should re-elect him for Ward 5. A native of Cobb County and a graduate of Marietta High School, Copeland is a counselor and has served on the Marietta City Council since 2018. Copeland holds several distinctive degrees and has been recognized for his successful academic achievements. The important issue he wants voters of Ward 5 to know is that he has been an active member of the community and a vocal proponent on issues that impact his constituents. Here is Councilman Reggie Copeland in his own words with a message to voters:
“Greetings beautiful people of Ward 5…With God All Things Are Possible!!! It is in this spirit that I come to you now to personally thank each of you for giving me the privilege to serve as your Councilman over the past 4 years.
I have always considered myself a servant leader, knowing that service is the debt we pay to live on God’s green earth. As your servant leader, we have made enormous progress in Ward 5 and have worked together effectively to move our community forward. I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished over the last four years, and I humbly ask you to allow me to continue serving you for another term.
I want to carry forward what we have started for our community, but I need the help and vote of each of you in Ward 5 to do so. Knowing that I cannot move forward in this role without you, I am asking each of you to return to the polls for the runoff, and make it possible for me to serve you another term by casting your vote for me on or before November 30th. Please go the extra mile by voting one more time in the runoff because a vote for me is a vote for progress in our community.
I also want you to remember that Your Vote is your Voice and Your Vote Is Your Power! Our local elections are important because they decide many things that affect us all on a daily basis. I want you to know that your vote and your voice matters to me. That is why I am encouraging you to join fellow citizens of Ward 5 and make plans now to vote for me in the runoff election before or on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.
As many of you may know, I served our great country faithfully as an Officer in the U. S. Air Force. As a proud Veteran, I was honored to participate in various Veterans Day activities this month with citizens of the community. In addition to being your Councilman, I am serving in several leadership roles in Marietta. I was appointed by our Mayor, Steve “Thunder” Tumlin to serve as Presiding Officer of the Council, Parliamentarian, Chairman of Public Safety, and Vice-Chairman of Finance. In addition, my peers (elected officials in all of our municipalities including all 6 cities in Cobb County) elected me to the position of Vice-President, which shows my ability to work effectively with others on behalf of constituents.
My platform is in support of all citizens of Ward 5 which includes lowering taxes, building a quality workforce in Marietta, championing affordable housing, bringing more good jobs to the community, fighting for fair livable wages, keeping our community safe, and creating services and programs for our veterans who have served our country well.
As I shared with you when I started this message, I have been working hard for you, the citizens of Ward 5. I am grateful and appreciative of your support and your vote in the runoff election. To continue to improve the quality of life for all citizens and continue to make Marietta the best place to live, I need your vote. Thank you in advance for going out to the polls for me one more time.”
For more information visit on Reggie Copeland, go to www.Vote4Reggie.com or Facebook at Vote4ReggieCopeland
Marietta Election Schedule
Polls open for early voting at 8 a.m. and stay open through 6 p.m. starting Monday, Nov. 15 and through the following Friday, Nov. 20.
Polls will also be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 22 and Tuesday, Nov. 23. The last day of early voting is Wednesday, Nov. 24, when polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Election Day in the runoff is Nov. 30. Only residents of Marietta’s Ward 5 — which has 6,359 registered voters, may vote in the runoff.