Another Georgia Blogger To Run For Public Office

Let’s take a small timeout from all our many blogger “disclosure” issues of late and look at an interesting, (presumably) positive side of political blogging. In what seems to be a trend in Georgia, yet another blogger has thrown a hat into the public service arena. John Heneghan of Heneghan’s Dunwoody Blog has decided to seek a seat on the soon-to-be City of Dunwoody council. From a blog post today:

Dunwoody, GA, July 31, 2008. John Heneghan, a resident of Dunwoody for over eleven years, announced today that he will seek the District 3 (Eastern) At-Large Councilman position in the September 16 non-partisan primary.

If this was a formal press release statement, this announcement would go on talking about me in the third person but I just can’t do it in that style. It’s just not me. I would rather just tell you who am I, why am I qualified and what do I promise to do?

I am the father of three, very active young boys enrolled in the DeKalb County School System and the husband to the most vivacious & effervescent woman in town. If you know my bride, you know that I am a merely a wall flower who fades into the background of her existence. It is only with my family’s love & support that I have agreed to be a candidate for the City Council of Dunwoody.

Full blog post here. Other Georgia bloggers who have run for public office (and won), or are in the process of seeking elected office include: Chris Huttman, Erick Erickson, and Jon Flack.

There are some others too, but I can’t think of who they are at the moment and I really need to go my nails done instead of sitting here Googling around for stuff. If you know others, please add their names/blogs in the Comments section. Thanks.


  1. Lillian says:

    Um er.. Juliana Illari has never run for elected office, other that Queen of the World.. word is she has so many skeltons in her closet, it’s a walk in closet.

  2. SpaceyG says:

    Thanks for the correction, if not the, er, lively commentary, Lillian. I corrected the copy in the post to reflect that.

  3. Tea Party says:

    John and I squared off here about a year ago, but now that Dunwoody is done, I am proud to endorse JOHN HENEGHAN for my LOCAL representative.

    Thing is, John is employed by the FEDS, thus bound by the Hatch Act regarding accepting dough or stuff for his campaign. Thus, creativity in campaign strategy is needed. Enter PeachPundit.

    I think JOHN HENEGHAN ought to be in office because he has demonstrated to me (I was NOT for Dunwoody becoming a City) a heartfelt, honest, and OBJECTIVE, approach to Cityhood.

    *************VOTE HENEGHAN************


    This is a personal opinion protected by the First and Forth Amendment of the US Constitution.

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