I am running for Georgia State House of Representatives’ newly drawn District 68. Over the past 29 years, I’ve led police officers and entire police departments through some very turbulent times. I have a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a master’s degree in Public Administration, and I’m also a graduate of the FBI Leadership Academy as well as the Columbus State University Command College Leadership program. I have over 20 years of executive level leadership experience with a proven track record of success.
My family and I live, work, and worship in this wonderful community, and I want to preserve our way of life. I suspect we have all witnessed the enormous challenges and negative impacts caused by the uncontrolled and unplanned growth in the metro area. I have seen the negative impact this growth has had on traffic, schools, hospitals, and law enforcement agencies. There is an unprecedented crime epidemic currently gripping metro Atlanta that threatens surrounding communities.
I have resolved to take action and address these issues head on. I believe every child in both our community and our state, regardless of background or socio-economic status, deserves the right to the absolute best education available. I believe every citizen has the right to be safe in their own home without the fear or threat of a criminal and/or the government unlawfully forcing their way in. I believe in the Second Amendment and will fight for people’s right to protect themselves. In short, I want to become a voice for those who have been silent for far too long!
My leadership experience, education, and devotion to community have prepared me to be that voice in the state legislature. For this reason, I have decided to retire from law enforcement after 29 years and run for the Georgia State House of Representatives. I am a huge proponent of community policing and believe the same philosophy I used to build relationships between communities and law enforcement within the state should be used by government officials to build trust within the communities they serve. The terms “community policing” and “community engagement” are synonymous. Along with sound, quality customer service, they should be the standard by which all public servants are measured. With that, I am excited to formally announce my candidacy for Georgia State House District 68.
What Georgians really want and need right now is competent and thoughtful leadership by someone who is solutions-oriented. Georgians want unity over division, proactive and data-based decision makers over the reactionary politics of the moment, and leaders with the courage to speak truth. As Americans, we must come together now more than ever to ensure the success of our families, schools, and businesses. I am writing today to ask for your prayers and support as my family and I prepare for our next phase of community service in representing you in the Georgia State House.
Stoney believes in building strong, meaningful relationships. He values your opinion and understands progress sometimes comes through compromise and understands the power of having mutual respect for one another.
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Stoney and Lynette love spending time with the grandkids!
Stoney is always accessible for the people!
Stoney believes in strong family values!