Enoch joins District 3 Augusta Commission race

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The race to replace term-limited Mayor Pro Tem Joe Bowles as District 3 commissioner gained a second contender Wednesday with Augusta attorney Ed Enoch filing a notice with the state ethics office.

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Augusta attorney Ed Enoch says his official announcement about seeking the District 3 Augusta Commission seat will come later.  SPECIAL
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Augusta attorney Ed Enoch says his official announcement about seeking the District 3 Augusta Commission seat will come later.

Enoch, who represents the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority, joins Mary Fair Davis in seeking the District 3 post.

Davis, who served as Mayor Deke Copenhaver’s campaign chairwoman in 2006 and whose campaign chairman is Augusta businessman Clay Boardman, was expected to make her formal announcement at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Enterprise Mill.

Enoch, who chairs the campaign of Augusta Sen. Hardie Davis, said in an e-mail his official announcement will come later.

Five seats on the Augusta commission come open this year.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/25/12 - 05:33 pm
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Well, isn't this getting

Well, isn't this getting interesting with two powerful factions putting up candidates.

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Little Lamb 01/25/12 - 05:38 pm
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Yeah. Mayor Copenhaver and

Yeah. Mayor Copenhaver and Commissioner Bowles have been on opposite sides of many issues. I think it is safe to say that Mary Fair Davis would be in Copenhaver's pocket pretty reliably. It would be good to learn where Ed Enoch stands on several things, not the least of which is the mayor's taxpayer-funded baseball park.

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GeezeLouise 01/25/12 - 05:51 pm
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Riverman.. who are the two
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Riverman.. who are the two factions here? The Copenhaver/Boardman faction is pretty obvious.. but what is the other? And Lamb, when has Bowles voted against Deke's Ballpark? It seems to me he has supported Deke more times than not. Are you saying that Bowles is backing Enoch? I have a hard time believeing that when Enoch represented Woodlawn Church in their fight against summerville residents who were opposing the church daycare. If I remember correctly, Bowles was vehemently opposed to the Woodlawn daycare.

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Little Lamb 01/25/12 - 06:04 pm
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GeezLouise posted: When has

GeezLouise posted:

When has Bowles voted against Deke's Ballpark? It seems to me he has supported Deke more times than not. Are you saying that Bowles is backing Enoch? I have a hard time believeing that when Enoch represented Woodlawn Church in their fight against summerville residents who were opposing the church daycare. If I remember correctly, Bowles was vehemently opposed to the Woodlawn daycare.

To my recollection, there has been no vote a ballpark. There have been studies, but there has been no vote. Bowles has spoken against a taxpayer-funded ballpark. We'll see what Davis says during the campaign.

Joe Bowles lives near Woodlawn, so his opposition to the day care center is more personal than policy-driven.

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GeezeLouise 01/25/12 - 06:23 pm
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well Bowles voted for the TEE
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well Bowles voted for the TEE Center too. He also dismissed criticism over the city not owning the land where the parking deck sits, saying the city got a good deal from just having "air rights". On the Ballpark, he voted for tasking Fred Russell to draw up a "creative financing" package with Ripken Baseball.. without questioning it. I have never once heard Bowles directly come out against a taxpayer funded ballpark.. he has certainly left the door open for TAD financing or revenue bonds or other forms of public financing.

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eb97 01/25/12 - 07:50 pm
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I am so glad he is running

I am so glad he is running for JB's seat. Maybe we will have a real race with a real choice. Thank you Mr. Enoch.

GeezeLouise
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GeezeLouise 01/26/12 - 02:00 am
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Ed Enoch is not Cabal
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Ed Enoch is not Cabal

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