Press Releases

Press Releases 2017-11-17T17:52:12+00:00

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Billy Linville – (404) 432-7242
BLinville@LexiconStrategies.com

October 2017

Misuse of Transportation Funds

Atlanta, GA – October 26, 2017:  On November 8th , 2016 Atlanta voters approved raising the sales tax to expand MARTA and pay for other transportation improvements. Revenue collected from the sales tax will raise $2.5 billion for MARTA to add more buses, light rail and infill stations and add more than $300 million to city coffers to synchronize traffic signals, fix roads, add bike lanes and pay for other projects. Atlanta’s sales [...]

September 2017

Firefighters Endorse Mary Norwood

Atlanta, GA – Sept. 19, 2017:  The International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) local Atlanta chapter today announced their strong endorsement of Mary Norwood to be Atlanta’s next Mayor. Local 134, Atlanta’s firefighter’s union, is a leading voice for the city’s public safety and the driving force behind nearly every advance in the fire and emergency services in Atlanta. In making the announcement, Atlanta IAFF President Paul Gerdis said, “The officers and members of [...]

August 2017

Norwood qualifies to become Atlanta’s 60th Mayor

Today, Tuesday, August 22, 2017, Mary Norwood officially qualified to enter the race to be elected Atlanta’s 60th Mayor. Norwood is the acknowledged front runner in the crowded field of candidates. Recent polls of likely voters put her at between 27% and 30%, nearly 17% ahead of the nearest competitor. Upon qualifying at the City of Atlanta Municipal Clerk’s office, Norwood returned to campaign headquarters where she told supporters, “Today I have [...]

July 2017

Norwood’s Strong Lead in Mayoral Race

Second Recent Poll Confirms Mary Norwood’s Strong Lead in Mayoral Race July 28, 2017: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Ellen Adair Wyche Director of Communications eawyche@thewychegroup.com 404.376.1694 ATLANTA, GA…Mary Norwood continues to dominate the field of mayoral candidates according to poll conducted for the campaign by SDR Consulting, Inc. These results further confirm her standing as reported by WXIA Channel 11 in their poll released last [...]

Norwood Dominates Field of Mayoral Candidates

Mary Norwood Dominates Field of Mayoral Candidates July 20, 2017: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Ellen Adair Wyche Director of Communications eawyche@thewychegroup.com 404.376.1694 ATLANTA, GA… With less than three months before early voting begins to elect Atlanta's next mayor, Mary Norwood dominates the crowded field according to an WXIA-TV Atlanta poll released July 19. Among 18 candidates, 27% of likely voters said they'd vote for Norwood [...]

Norwood Campaign Raises Over $1 Million

Norwood Campaign Raises Over $1 Million and Candidate Named One of Atlanta’s 100 Most Influential Leaders July 5, 2017: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Ellen Adair Wyche Director of Communications eawyche@thewychegroup.com 404.376.1694 ATLANTA, GA…In just nine months, Mary Norwood has raised over $1,000,000 in contributions for her Mayoral campaign and has cash on-hand of more than $650,000.  The leading candidate in the 2017 race for Mayor [...]

June 2017

Norwood Proposes 3% Cap on Property Tax Assessments

Mary Norwood Proposes 3% Cap on Property Tax Assessments June 23, 2017: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Ellen Adair Wyche Director of Communications eawyche@thewychegroup.com 404.376.1694 ATLANTA, GA - ---- Mary Norwood, the leading candidate in the Atlanta Mayor’s race, proposes a cap on property tax assessments for City of Atlanta property owners to give them future relief from the kind of exorbitant increases handed out by [...]

Norwood Named One of Atlanta’s Most Powerful People

Mary Norwood Named One of Atlanta’s Most Powerful People by Atlanta Business Chronicle June 22, 2017: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Ellen Adair Wyche Director of Communications eawyche@thewychegroup.com 404.376.1694 ATLANTA, GA - ---- Mary Norwood, the leading candidate in the Atlanta Mayor’s race, is one of Atlanta’s most powerful and influential individuals in government and business according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Norwood is on the [...]

May 2017

Atlanta Police Union Endorses Mary Norwood

Atlanta Police Union Endorses Mary Norwood for Mayor May 9, 2017: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Ellen Adair Wyche Director of Communications eawyche@thewychegroup.com 404.376.1694 ATLANTA, GA - ---- The International Brotherhood of Police Officers (IBPO) local Atlanta chapter today announced their strong endorsement of Mary Norwood to be Atlanta’s next Mayor. The Local 623 organization represents nearly 1200 officers of the Atlanta Police Department and is [...]

April 2017

Norwood Campaign Raises Over $275,000 in Second Filing Period

Norwood Campaign Raises Over $275,000 in Second Filing Period April 7, 2017: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Ellen Adair Wyche Director of Communications eawyche@thewychegroup.com 404.376.1694 ATLANTA, GA… In the two-month reporting period ending March 31, Mary Norwood raised over a quarter of a million dollars and her campaign has more than $530,000 cash on hand. The leading candidate in the 2017 race for Mayor of Atlanta [...]

February 2017

Norwood condemns “Pay to Play” culture

Mary Norwood Condemns “Pay to Play” City Hall Culture February 24, 2017: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Ellen Adair Wyche Director of Communications eawyche@thewychegroup.com 404.376.1694 ATLANTA, GA…The leading candidate in the 2017 race for Mayor of Atlanta today forcefully condemned the “pay to play” culture at City Hall being uncovered by the ongoing FBI investigation of bribery, graft and fraud perpetrated by those currently in power. [...]

Mary Norwood Announces Vast City-Wide Support

Mary Norwood Announces Vast City-Wide Support 100 days - 1000 Donors - Over $400,00 February 8, 2017: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Ellen Adair Wyche Director of Communications eawyche@thewychegroup.com 404.376.1694 ATLANTA, GA…The leading candidate in the 2017 race for Mayor of Atlanta has received early financial support from voters in every sector of the city, with 96% of her donations coming from metro Atlanta. In her [...]