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Mike Russell

Russell is a candidate for Atlanta City Council President. Russell is a retired Army officer. After the military, he worked as a Federal Government civil service employee. Russell plans to use his military and lifetime experience to make Atlanta a better city.

Economy 

  • States that he plans on building a city that is elevated and takes into account technology and all residents

Crime

  • Believes Public Safety is the most important issue
  • Served as a military police officer for almost 30 years
  • Supports community policing but not defunding the police
  • Plans to work with the Atlanta City Council, the mayor and the APD to improve law enforcement training

Social equity

  • Supports equal opportunity and is passionate about bridging the divide between races, sexualities, and gender 

Housing 

  • Plans to protect legacy residents from gentrification

Infrastructure

  • Opposes the new zoning ordinance
  • Passionate about protecting trees and green spaces