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Lee County residents voiced their displeasure with a potential property tax hike Thursday evening. More >>
An Albany native is making his first run at politics by qualifying for the Ward 4 Commission seat. Jason McCoy is the property manager and bookkeeper at Albany law firm Vansant and Corriere.
Tuesday he announced he's running against current Ward 4 Commissioner Roger Marietta who qualified yesterday.
McCoy says the commission needs to be proactive to try to attract more industry, cut down on the criminal recidivism rate, and strengthen schools.
He also talked about some of the quality of life initiatives he'd like to take on.
"Green space. I'd love to see more green space and I'd like to see a dog park, I'm a dog lover, we do a lot of the Bark at the Moon events we attend those and pets are a real important thing, we don't have children that's the next best thing that we have so we'd love to have that," said McCoy.
McCoy says Albany has an effective recycling program for businesses under Keep Albany/Dougherty Beautiful.
He'd like to improve residential recycling and have more Stash the Trash cleanup events.
Here is a news release from the Jason McCoy campaign
(Albany, GA) Voters in Ward 4 will see another name on the ballot for City Commissioner as Jason McCoy declares his candidacy to run for office.
McCoy is scheduled to announce his entry into the Ward 4 Commissioner's race on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 11:30 am at the City Elections office located on 222 Pine Ave.
A life-long resident of Albany, Jason McCoy's father is a former U.S. Marine that ultimately remained here after his retirement. A graduate of Albany High School, McCoy also holds degrees in History and Accounting from Darton and Albany Technical.
McCoy is currently employed by Vansant and Corriere, LLC, as a property manager and bookkeeper. He and his wife of eleven years, Tami, live in Ward 4 with their pet dachshund Daphne.
This is McCoy's first campaign for elected office. He decided to enter the Ward 4 race so as to ensure that the concerns of his neighbors were voiced and represented at city commission meetings. McCoy believes in community responsibility, action, and involvement.
The key is to involve the people. McCoy wants to hold monthly town hall meetings with the residents of Ward 4, expand the current Neighborhood Watch Programs, start a curbside recycling program, and develop the green spaces in Ward 4 to be more pet friendly.
McCoy posted on Facebook, "Albany is my hometown. It has problems and it has promise. With the right leadership, Albany will have greater promise."
"Crime is an ever present concern. It takes a partnership between the police & the community. Neighborhood watches will enjoy the same support they do now and I look forward to meeting with your groups individually."
"I also look forward to meeting the rest of Ward four."
"Friend me on Facebook or email me at email@example.com and lets partner up to put the Good Life back in our city."