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NAME: Helen Blocker-Adams

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Hardie Davis, a senior pastor, business owner and state senator, is running for Augusta Mayor.  SPECIAL
Hardie Davis, a senior pastor, business owner and state senator, is running for Augusta Mayor.

AGE: 54

BIRTHPLACE: Hampton, Va.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s in journalism, Georgia State University

OCCUPATION: Owner of The HBA Group, Intl.

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Ran for mayor in 2005; ran for Georgia House District 120 in 2006

FAMILY: Single

MAIN GOAL: “Unite Augusta together by having an open-door policy, transparency, authenticity, compassion and by giving everyone access to the mayor’s office; bringing a sense of pride back by making sure the city is clean year-round … small business growth including film and theater and creating a children-friendly community.”

NAME: Charles Cummings

AGE: 57


EDUCATION: Augusta College, Brenau University, bachelor’s in public administration

OCCUPATION: Retired restaurateur


FAMILY: Married, one son, two daughters, one grandson

MAIN GOAL: Improving public transit. “The transit system has to come
into the 21st century and move
from six days a week to seven
days with hours until 11 p.m.
and operate on holidays. These are the times that people who really need transportation will benefit the most.”

NAME: Hardie Davis Jr.

AGE: 45


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree, Georgia Tech; doctorate of theology, Christian Life School of Theology

OCCUPATION: Senior pastor, business owner, state senator

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: 3 years, Georgia House, 5 years state senator

FAMILY: Married, one son

MAIN GOAL: “I am running because I am convinced that if we do not chart a new course, we will stay tied to the status quo, strangled by stagnation, resulting in the erosion of opportunities for future generations of Augustans. Our city faces real challenges today. We must create higher wage earning jobs, provide an accountable and transparent government, and enhance our public works and infrastructure. We must unite our community and create opportunity – for all.”

NAME: Alvin Mason

AGE: 51

BIRTHPLACE: Lansing, Mich.

EDUCATION: Master’s in education, Troy University

OCCUPATION: Fort Gordon employee; retired Army sergeant first class

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Served two terms on the Augusta Commission

FAMILY: Daughter, son, three granddaughters

MAIN GOAL: “To enforce the laws and ordinances that are on the books and to run an effective, efficient and transparent commission meeting. To create a unified vision for the city of Augusta so that our city can thrive and maintain the high quality of life and the economic development that makes us proud to call Augusta home.”

NAME: Lori Myles

AGE: 51

BIRTHPLACE: Turrell, Ark.

EDUCATION: Bachelor of arts, Paine College; education specialist, Cambridge College; Ph.D., Georgia Southern University

OCCUPATION: Language arts teacher and apprenticeship coordinator at T.W. Josey High School

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Board member, Augusta Transportation Advisory Group; campaign manager for Gil Gilyard; Paine College student campaign manager for Ed McIntyre

FAMILY: Married, two daughters, one grandchild

MAIN GOAL: “To see Augusta become a city that is making sure it champions all races and minorities, the rich and the poor. We can’t wait another four years for Augusta to sit in the state it’s been in. We need to come together as one group … and we all need to champion Augusta.”

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jmo 03/09/14 - 05:17 am
On Alvin Mason's resume,.....

under "Family", there is no spouse listed. Did she not stick around and work things out?

SemperParatus 03/09/14 - 10:31 am
Hardie Davis has a lot of

Hardie Davis has a lot of nerve! During his terms in the Georgia senate, I made numerous attempts to contact him but to no avail in every case! I tried email, telephone and fax. I once spoke with his secretary in Atlanta and she assured me that Davis was getting his email because she received duplicate copies of all of his incoming email. Each of my messages to Davis was professional and courteous. He was disrespectful of me by ignoring me. My guess is he was against whatever issue I was contacting him about so he probably figured he would not interrupt his schedule to contact me. Guess what? I can't wait to cast my vote AGAINST HARDIE DAVIS! I'm pulling for Helen Blocker-Adams. Helen has a long established track record of being responsive to the people of Augusta-Richmond County. She may or may not agree with me on every single issue along the way but I know I can count on her at least returning a phone call or email! Best of luck Helen!

Butterman 03/10/14 - 07:17 pm
Helen Back

Ask helen where she stands on any major issue affecting Augusta: SPLOST, Rain Tax, Government Charter reform, spending on downtown boondogles, all of these expensive studies to nowhere, garbage fee, property tax equity..etc etc... Ask her position on any of these issues and all you will hear is chirping crickets.

Bacon Grease
Bacon Grease 03/12/14 - 02:07 am

What a joke that Augusta has become. Move out while you can.

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