Lane Flynn


Occupation: business owner

Lane Flynn
Lane Flynn

No prior political offices held.

Other community service experience: Worked as a private citizen at the Capitol to see that our legislature passes common sense, pro-citizen legislation; worked in my community to help advocate for local, accountable government officials; volunteers with a group that fights blood cancer and for local food banks.

Q: Why should the voters choose you for this position?

A: For several years, I have been personally involved as a private citizen in efforts to reform DeKalb County and provide local, accountable government to the citizens of District 81. I have run a small business for 10 years and understand the ways in which good government can help the economy grow, and ways in which bad government can restrict growth and drive families away. Finally, my education in both engineering and economics has prepared me to understand and solve the complex issues facing our Legislature.

Q: What is the biggest issue facing the constituents you seek to represent? How will you address that issue?

A: Ensuring that the citizens of District 81 are served by high quality schools and municipal services should be the top priority of all elected officials. To this end, reforming DeKalb County government is the most important issue facing our citizens. The first step is to eliminate the CEO position that has been the source of much of our corruption and mismanagement. The next step is to establish an independent water authority to provide citizens relief from the wildly inaccurate bills being generated by the county, and I will continue to push for further county reform legislation after that.

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.