Joe Hirsch announced Aug. 16 he is running for the City Council District 1 seat currently held by Councilmember Pam Tallmadge.

Joe Hirsch.

“While continuing with the positive changes, it’s time for our city to demand excellence. Dunwoody can do better. We need stronger leadership,” Hirsch states on his website.

Hirsch said he is known as “Public Comment Joe” for all the time he has spoken out at City Council meetings and states he is “willing to stand up when others stick their heads in the sand.”

He graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism and worked at outlets such as ABC News, Fox News and the Weather Channel. He is currently a member of the board of directors of VOX Teen Communications.

Tallmadge has announced she is seeking re-election. Qualifying for the City Council race is Aug. 21-23. The election is Nov. 7.

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.

2 replies on “Hirsch announces run for Dunwoody City Council”

  1. As incumbent Dunwoody council-member Pam Tallmadge publicly supported Karen Handel for Congress, Ms Handel who nearly destroyed a breast cancer charity by politicizing it, as Georgia Secretary worked to suppress minority voters, supports the denial of basic human rights to the LGBTQ community, and welcomed the campaign support of Donald Trump (Trump – a vile human being who currently says that some neo-Nazi and white supremacists are fine people) – Ms Tallmadge will never get my vote for any office she seeks.

    Now that leaves Joe Hirsch, who is unquestionably a gadfly – which, although irritating, does keep the local politicians on their toes, and though I don’t agree with everything Joe says or does, I have never doubted his truthfulness or sincerity. Guess it’s Joe by more than just default – as character counts, especially in these loathsome days of Trump.

    Give em hell, Joe give em hell!!!

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