Cobb Chairman Lee wins re-election in close vote …
Regrettable Results — How could Cobb taxpayers be so stupid? Tim Lee forced a March 2011 SPLOST and insisted if we didn’t approve it that property taxes would go up. Well, less than two months later, our property taxes did go up — with a millage increase. Our taxes were increased twice in the same year!
Happy Camper — What a wonderful day to live in Cobb! I regret so few chose to exercise their right to vote. I am thrilled. Now we can get back to the serious work at hand. No, it won’t be easy, but morale in the county will improve considerably! Having the opponent threaten and/or try to intimidate other commissioners, staff, Lee supporters, etc. had resulted in an environment in which it is hard to be productive. Lee is a consensus builder and excellent manager. Get out of his way and let him work, now.
Old Man — To all you Byrne supporters — maybe your candidate lost because enough people remember how Bully tried to isolate Cobb and cost us a lot of money. And his East Cobb City proposal was just plain dumb. I’m no Lee supporter but when you have no choice, what can you do? Maybe next time someone good will run.
LeChat — Lee didn’t win because of yard signs, newspaper stickers, or wealthy backers ... or even because he was particularly good. He won because enough people realized Byrne was worse.
East Cobber — Thank God Bill Byrne was defeated. We had enough of him 10 years ago.
FuzzyLogic — @East Cobber. You may be right about Bill Byrne, but now we have to “gird our loins” and prepare for four years of Tim Lee and his cronies. No matter how you cut it Cobb was in a no win situation with these two as our only choices.
FantasyWorld — I sure hope that Lee doesn’t interpret this narrow victory as a mandate for him to continue his tax-and-spend policies for another four years. Even with overwhelming support from the big business special-interest groups … and running against an under funded and very flawed opponent, his margin of victory was quite slim. Hardly an overwhelming vote of confidence from the electorate that bothered to show up and cast their ballot.
What A Joke — What a sad four years this is going to be. I hope Tim Lee doesn’t look at this as a victory. Did he notice that half the people that did come out to vote, didn’t vote for him?
Kennesaw Resident — It was bound to happen. With 24% of GDP made up of money spent by the government and one-half of all Americans on the hook to the government for some portion of their income, a progressive Republican like Lee will be tough to get out of office.
Glorious Morning — I have waited for months for this day to arrive as I have read through the numerous comments that bashed, chastised, defamed and lied about Lee. For me, today will be an excellent day as I sit at work and revel in the fact that the Lee bashers with their made up negative catch phrases and petty school yard bullying will not only have lost but that it was also all in vain.
Do You Know Lee? — Glorious Morning: We are in MOURNING because we knew the Tim Lee from his community group. We know how back-stabbing, underhanded, cruel and cut-throat he is and will continue to be. You apparently only know him since he was elected. He is even more emboldened today and will continue to serve outside interests (CIDs, Cobb, everyone in attendance last night at his party) instead of Cobb taxpayers. You are clueless!!!