Candidates in the District Two Carroll County Commissioners race, Tuesday, shared their views on topics ranging from communicating with constituents to fixing issues with the North Loop Project and trains blocking traffic in the area.
Clint Chance and Matthew Momtahan explained their positions to residents of northern Carroll County during last nights candidate forum in Villa Rica, hosted by the League of Women Voters Carrollton-Carroll county.
One of the main focal points of government is public safety. We have to make sure that we are providing the level of service that we need. The sheriffs department, while he is elected by the voters, they are funded solely by the county commission with the exception of drug seizure money. We have to be a good partner in helping to make our community safe, said Clint Chance. Infrastructure is a huge need. Potholes and roads are major safety issues besides just infrastructure. Those are two big topic areas that I want to cover as your next commissioner.
Matthew Momtahan: To me, the number one issue is the budget. If we dont have money we cant pay for public safety. If we dont have money, we cant pay for transportation. We have to find a way to pay for all those things and yet not increase our tax burden on our residents. We need to look out for economic development and help bring in industry. We also need to look for other funding sources because if we do not have money we will lose talent to other municipalities and cities and we need to stop the brain drain. Second is quality of life, public safety and crime.
Momtahan and Chance are campaigning to replace long time commissioner Vickie Anderson, who chose not to seek re-election in 2018. Election day is May 22nd.