Thursday, October 17, 2013

DHA Candidate Forum - Tonight - 7 PM at Dunwoody High School

Date: October 17, 2013

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The DHA will host a public debate for candidates running for Dunwoody City Council seats.
Dunwoody High School
5035 Vermack Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338

General Rules:
  1. No campaign literature and no campaign signs at the debate or on school property
  2. No surrogates may stand in for a candidate
  3. The moderator will select questions from those submitted in writing. The debate moderator has broad discretion to ask follow-up questions after a candidate’s answer, so the public can be fully informed about specific positions.
  4. Candidates will be asked questions in alphabetical order and reverse order, alternating with each question.
  5. If a candidate is singled out by name, or a group/entity to which he belongs, for criticism that candidate gets 30 seconds to respond.
General Format: 
Dick Williams is the emcee for the event. He will introduce the candidates, explain the format and introduce the moderator.
WSBTV Reporter, Tony Thomas, will be the moderator for the forum. He will select and ask all questions during the forum. There will be a pool of questions from which he will choose.
Candidates will be seated by district on stage by 7pm. One microphone will be shared and passed from speaker to speaker.
Each candidate will have 2 minutes for opening remarks, 90 seconds to reply to each question and one minute for closing remarks.
The first 2-3 questions will be directed to all the candidates. Once those questions have been answered, the moderator will direct questions to each candidate by district. The moderator will choose the order of the districts but the candidates will go in alphabetical and reverse alphabetical order alternating with each question.
The questions will come from a variety of sources. The Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce, Dunwoody Homeowners Association and The Crier will write questions.   The audience may also submit questions the evening of the forum from 6:30-6:45. After 6:45 no questions will be accepted from the audience.
Questions will be send to the candidates via email on Wednesday morning, October 16 with the understanding more questions may be submitted via email and in person prior to the forum.
Candidates Running for Dunwoody City Council:
Post 1 (District 1 Local)
Denis Shortal (incumbent)
Post 2 (District 2 Local)
- William A.J. Mercier
Post 3 (District 3 Local)
Doug Thompson (incumbent)


GaryRayBetz said...


Currently my political party, the Heteroclites, hasn't the funding to get my name on the ballot; therefore, once again I'm requesting that the good citizens of Dunwoody write in "Gary Ray Betz" (I'm thinking they won't credit any votes for "Copperhead Hunter" to me, so refrain from entering in that alias of mine on the ballot) for any or all positions this coming election.

I'm putting myself out there as an inadequate alternative, but an alternative nonetheless.

The only four planks in my platform are the legalization of marijuana and same-sex marriage, suffrage for felons who have paid their debt to society, and the humane treatment of copperheads in Dunwoody.

Best regards,

Copperhead Hunter - Gary Ray Betz -

"But then I sigh,
and with a piece of scripture,
Tell them that God bids us do good for evil.
And thus I clothe my naked villainy
With odd old ends stolen forth of holy writ,
And seem I a saint,
when most I play the Devil."

- William Shakespeare

"My rusk epiphany was a bit less romantic than a bit of madeleine in tea or the sun behind winter trees - was merely a rolled pill millipede."

- Gary Ray Betz in deference to Boris Pasternak and Marcel Proust

"Her, walking away, not turning, a slight traffic signal wave from the back of her hand, and me thinking - no one longer weeps for Siruzkoh."

- Gary Ray Betz in his appeal to and an assuagement of the heartbroken voters

"Damn Guinea pigs! Why do they have to hoard all the pound sterlings!"

- Gary Ray Betz in his attempt to humor the Dunwoody UK transplants or Anglophiles

"I own an old carpenter's plane with a beautiful polished wooden knob that allows me to make everything flat and smooth - on the surface."

- Gary Ray Betz in his failed metaphor of woodworking and the politics of experience, and a perhaps equally inept attempt to lure the carpenter vote

Joe Seconder said...

Dear Copperhead Hunter,

I am an new found fan of your You Tube videos.

They are highly enlightening. Especially the one on the cure for Dementia, consisting of a mix of venom from Lucille (your Copperhead)with Jameson Irish whiskey.

Then, in another episode you tease us by showing off your new line of apparel. Yet there's no link to get one. We citizens of Dunwoody would LOVE to proudly wear your line of clothing. Especially the t-shirt emblazoned with "Copperhead Hunter". So, what gives???

GaryRayBetz said...
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GaryRayBetz said...

Seriously Joe, I would be honored to provide you with one of the T-shirts - at no cost to you. Just convey your size.

Steve Barton said...

So I watched the first episode of Copperhead Hunter and was ready to plow on...when I saw your subscription to the Classical Music Only Channel...GRB vs LvB, WAM, and FS...I'll get back to your snake family at the stormwater catch basin in a bit...Thanks!