After being born and raised in the Athens area, I have had the privilege of raising my family for 10 years in Marietta, followed by 10 years in west Cobb. During that time I have watched as County Commissioner Helen Goreham has competently dealt with a myriad of complicated issues on behalf of the citizens of District 1, not the least of which has been the smart growth and development of her district.
The latest focus by the MDJ on the North Cobb town hall meeting, hijacked by the always colorful and forever contentious D.A. King, attempts to lend credibility to King and his extremist supporters rather than the difficult issue of how best to ensure compliance with the system already in place to verify worker eligibility. Unlike the citizens quoted in your article, I think the majority of Ms. Goreham’s constituents, including myself, have faith in her resolve and ability to tackle this difficult problem just as she has many others, head on and with integrity.