Tom Owens

Tom Owens (R)

Occupation: U.S. Army, retired.

Elective offices held: None

Community service experience: Volunteered at the Atlanta Airport and in Afghanistan to work with the USO; supports veterans projects thru the Atlanta Viet Nam Veterans Business Association and Dunwoody VFW.

Why should the voters choose you for this position?

To help me finish the job we have started in exposing corrupt officials who do not obey the law and treat the tax-paying citizens of DeKalb County with contempt. If we were not doing such a good job, why are the attacking me so and what are they afraid of … that some of them may be next?

What is the biggest issue facing the constituents you seek to represent?

Corruption and a lack of exposing it and correcting it by those currently in office. I will continue to expose any corruption found and help the citizens of DeKalb County hold such individuals accountable!

 What’s the first thing you hope to accomplish after taking office next year?

Audit and balance the budget to get rid of waste and make suer that no new taxes are added to the individuals’ current burden. Once done, we can lower taxes for all and not just special interests.

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