Financial momentum continues for Alex Wan’s Council President campaign
Two-term City Councilmember Alex Wan draws support from a broad cross-section of Atlantans in his bid for City’s second-highest office
Atlanta, October 10, 2017 – Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan, who is seeking the second-highest elected position in Atlanta government – Atlanta City Council President, raised $62,689.00 in the campaign finance disclosure period ending September 30.
This brings Wan’s cumulative fundraising total to nearly $300,000.00 since he officially announced his run for the office Jan. 4. This latest financial disclosure notes that the campaign has over $170,000.00 on hand.
“In the three months since our last disclosure we received donations from so many individuals, continuing to demonstrate a broad base of support from across Atlanta,” Wan says. “Our City is made up of a diverse array of stakeholders, and I am heartened and humbled to have support from every corner of Atlanta. This underscores a central tenet of my campaign: That by working together we can address Atlanta’s challenges and realize the shared vision for the City we love.”
Wan’s funds raised for the period and cash on hand both continue to outpace that of his two opponents. Since the beginning of his campaign for City Council President, Wan has enjoyed support from Atlanta residents who appreciate his experience and focus on specific key issues, as well as from business and community leaders. “I am particularly proud that contributors have come from throughout the city,” noted Wan.
The Buckhead Coalition has endorsed Alex Wan, who is seeking the Atlanta City Council President seat after two successful terms on Council
Atlanta, October 6, 2017 – Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan, who is running for Atlanta City Council President, has again earned the endorsement of the Buckhead Coalition.
The Buckhead Coalition is North Atlanta’s prestigious chamber-type organization. It is comprised of 100 business leaders, and its leader, Sam Massell, is a former Atlanta mayor and has long been referred to as “the Mayor of Buckhead.”
“I am proud of the support of the Buckhead Coalition,” Wan says. “The Coalition embraces crucial issues that affect all of us in the Metro area, like economic opportunity, transportation and infrastructure, building safe and affordable communities, and the fiscal insight and track record to pursue the needs of a world-class City while also being a good steward of tax dollars.”
The Coalition’s Massell issued a strong plea for attention to these races, stating “the Legislative Arenas of government are integral partners with our Executive Branches which is why we separate our endorsements. Having served as President of Atlanta’s City Council (then called the Board of Aldermen) for eight years, I can recite many instances where the Council made the decisions that aided in smooth management of the City. Thus, it behooves us all to become informed and get involved in all such contests.”
Alex Wan, who is seeking the Atlanta City Council President seat after two successful terms on Council, garners highest rating of ‘excellent’ from influential group; was one of the top two scorers of all candidates who participated.
Atlanta, September 25, 2017 – Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan, who is running for Atlanta City Council President, has received the highest rating of “Excellent” from the Committee for a Better Atlanta. Wan is one of two top scorers of all candidates (who participated) across all current City political races.
“I am honored to again receive this acknowledgment from the CBA, a group of respected members of Atlanta’s business community and civic leaders who recognize the need for thoughtful, business-minded leaders engaged in City government,” Wan says, “and I am ready to bring together all of Atlanta’s diverse stakeholders to get things done and keep Atlanta moving forward.”
Wan’s score of 96 out of 100 was the highest in the field in the Council President’s race. In his 2009 and 2013 Council races, Wan also was rated excellent and placed at the top of his field of opponents.
Wan officially qualifies for City’s second-highest office after two successful terms as a City Councilperson
Atlanta, August 24, 2017 – Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan, who is running for Atlanta City Council President, officially qualified for that position earlier today, accompanied by friends, family and other supporters.
“Filing the paperwork and paying the qualifying fee is a formality,” Wan says. “The real work has been happening for months, thanks to an active, diverse array of people from across this great city. Now we’re doubling down, pushing toward victory on Election Day, Nov. 7.”
Wan again gains support of statewide organization as he seeks Atlanta’s second-highest office after two successful terms as a City Councilperson.
Atlanta, August 7, 2017 – Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan, who is seeking the second-highest elected position in Atlanta government – Atlanta City Council President, has been endorsed by Georgia Equality (www.GeorgiaEquality.org), the state’s largest statewide LGBT advocacy group.
“Through his work these past seven years on City Council and through his many years of broad community activism and engagement in the greater Atlanta community, Alex has demonstrated that he is the best candidate to lead City Council as its President,” says Jeff Graham, Executive Director of Georgia Equality.
By Matthew Cardinale
(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the City of Atlanta 2017 Municipal Elections, we sat down with Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan (District 6), who is running for Council President.
Previously, we interviewed Councilwoman Felicia Moore (District 9), who is also running for the seat.
Councilman C.T. Martin (District 10), a third candidate for the seat, has not responded to two interview requests made through his campaign.
This week, Councilman Wan added his name to Surplus Property Affordable Housing legislation that is now co-sponsored by nine members of Council.
Read the full article at Atlanta Progressive News.
Two-term City Councilperson Alex Wan draws support from broad crosssection of residents across Atlanta in bid for City’s second-highest office
Atlanta, July 10, 2017 – Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan, who is seeking the second-highest elected position in Atlanta government – Atlanta City Council President, raised $94,710.00 in the campaign finance disclosure period ending June 30.
Atlanta native Doug Teper to serve as campaign manager for Alex Wan, who is running for Atlanta City Council President
Atlanta, July 7, 2017 – Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan, who is seeking the second-highest elected position in Atlanta government – Atlanta City Council President, has named veteran political operative Doug Teper as his Campaign Manager.
“Doug’s deep knowledge of the political landscape and his many alliances across the City are great assets to our campaign team,” Wan says. “In moving from two successful terms on Atlanta City Council to a bid for citywide office, it was important to bring in a leader like Doug.”
Teper served in the State Legislature from 1988 until 2004 (District 61), representing many DeKalb and intown Atlanta neighborhoods. Since leaving the legislature, Teper has served as a consultant to non-governmental organizations and the U.S. State Department. Among his work was helping on elections in Iraq. He is an adjunct professor at Georgia State University (Political Science) and continues to operate Atlanta International Consulting, now in its 27th year.
Click here to see video from the Committee for a Better Atlanta Candidate Foroum.
By Maria Saporta
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, the politican action committee dedicated to increasing the number of LGBTQ public officials in the country, brought its political might to Georgia Sunday.
The organization held a Victory Fund brunch at the Wimbish House with an expressed goal of electing Cathy Woolard as the next mayor of Atlanta and Alex Wan as the next president of the Atlanta City Council. Both of them received a Victory Fund Leadership Award.
Read the full article at the Saporta Report
Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan, who is seeking the second-highest elected position in Atlanta government, Atlanta City Council President, on Thursday released his City Council District 6 non-salary expenses from January 2010 (when he officially took office) through a report run in February. That data can be found online here.
“Constituents and colleagues know me to be open and transparent, and I am proud of that reputation,” Wan says. “In that spirit – and in light of recent news at City Hall – I share with you this information. I will also be publishing my monthly expenditures online when the new, updated Atlanta City Council website is launched in the coming weeks.”
Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan touts deep roots in the community, long-time civic leadership, business acumen and solid record during seven years at city hall
Atlanta, January 4, 2017 – Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan, a long-time Morningside homeowner and civic leader, has announced his bid for the second-highest elected position in Atlanta government, Atlanta City Council President.
“My service on the Atlanta City Council has provided an incredible opportunity to participate directly in shaping our collective progress, while also deepening my faith in Atlanta’s continuing opportunities,” Wan says, “and I stand ready to further my commitment to our great city.”