Congrats to Brett Bittner

May 25, 2012 17:58 pm

by Jason · 8 comments

Brett Bittner, Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Georgia and a good friend, qualified today for the Marietta City School Board (Ward 1). Seeing as how he was the only candidate to qualify, he’s in for all intents and purposes. He’ll serve for the next 18 months (it’s a special election — he’ll be up for re-election in 2013).

Congrats, bro!

Charlie May 25, 2012 at 6:01 pm


**More later**

I Miss the 90s May 26, 2012 at 12:35 am

It may take the wind out of your sails, Charlie, but I find congratulations in these situations to be hollow and cause for concern.

First, brett will have to switch parties to get reelected. Secondly, with how up in arms right-wingers are for local control…the county GOP could not recruit 1 candidate for this office. Not only is this pathetic, but it kind of proves that the “local control” argument is simply lip-service to the ignorant.

This is no.cause for celebration. It is a turning point in the exploitation of conservatives by the GOP.

Charlie May 26, 2012 at 12:37 am

No. One. Else. Qualified.

He’s elected.

Douglasville Dude May 26, 2012 at 6:25 am

“First, brett will have to switch parties to get reelected.”

The Marietta City School Board is nonpartisan and therefore the elections are as well.
Mr. Bittner does not have to switch parties.

Charlie, the wind is still in your sails.

Jason May 26, 2012 at 10:00 am

As has already been noted, this is a non-partisan race — even if it weren’t a special election. If he were running for Cobb County School Board, it would be a different story.

I Miss the 90s May 27, 2012 at 10:55 am

So your rationale is that party affiliation does not matter in non-partisan contests.

May I remind you of the dozens of partisanized non-partisan mayoral elections that takes place annually in GA? Atlanta was a good example. Norwood lost that “non-partisan” contest because of the rumor that she is a republican…and everyone knew that Reed is a Democrat. The same goes for GA Supreme Court elections. As soon as everyone in the state knew who the republicans and democrats were the election was basically over.

Parties matter in non-partisan races.

David Staples May 27, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I’m sure Brett’s opponent (nobody) probably won’t make partisanship an issue. 😛

David Staples May 26, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Congrats Brett! I look forward to your re-election campaign!

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