Many of the candidates and incumbents are using Canton-Sixes Patch as a platform from which to espouse their views on how they will make life for Cantonians better.
Learn what the candidates and incumbents are saying on Patch! NOTE: In no way do any of the below inclusions indicate Patch's support of any one candidate or incumbent.
1. Current Canton City Councilman Bill Bryant has not been afraid to cause controversy and express his opinions on matters he deems vital to the city, such as the Etowah River Park and the Canton Fire Department.
2. Candidate for Ward 3 John Rust announced his candidacy on Canton-Sixes Patch.
3. Before announcing her candidacy for the Canton City Council in Ward 1, Sandy McGrew blogged on Patch and was a vocal opponent of the fire bond referendum. Since announcing her candidacy on Patch, McGrew has written about her plans for the city if she is elected, including her thoughts on city streets.
4. Bill Grant, who is running for the Ward 2 seat, has been a supporter of downtown businesses, and has written a blog post this week detailing his plans to bring some new businesses into vacant storefronts in downtown and in the rest of the city.
5. Ward 3 candidate Molly Lewis has begun a "Confessions of a Council Candidate" series, in which she plans to share the unusual and quirky things that happen to her as a candidate for public office.
6. Ari Durham, a longtime Cherokee County resident and a leader in the local Boy Scouts of America troop, announced his candidacy for the Ward 2 seat on Patch and laid out a platform that includes fiscal responsibility.
Don't Forget!The election for Canton City Council wards 1, 2, and 3 will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eligible voters will cast their ballots at the same polling places used for Federal elections (President, etc).
Did You Know?The word "candidate" comes from a practice of Ancient Romans who wished to enter public life. During his campaign, the man would wear a toga bleached pure white (candida in Latin) by chalk. This practice was also the origin of the term "chalked ambition."
In 64 BC, the famous Roman orator and politician Cicero gave a speech entitled "In Toga Candida" during his campaign for the office of Consul. Although the majority of the speech is lost, scholars believe the work was directed against Cicero's opponents for the consulship Lucius Sergius Catilina and Gaius Antonius Hybrida. Cicero won the election, by the way.