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Posted: October 24, 2010 12:30 a.m.

General Election Preview - State Representative 95

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Pam Dickerson - Democrat
Profession: Delta flight attendant; P&A environmental services - license to do lead-based paint inspections
Education: bachelor's degree in business administration from Southern University
Website: pamforthepeople.com
Phone: 678-207-6043

Key Issue: Dickerson wants to see smaller class sizes for schools and wants to protect the resident's homes values by fighting legislation that uses foreclosure sales to determine home prices.

1. What is your definition of success in life?
Success is aiming for a goal and achieving that goal. It has been quoted that "nothing beats a failure but a try."

2. Do you own an iPod or other mP3 player? Why or why not? If you do own one, what's playing on it?
I own an iPod, and I listen to a variety of music, mostly jazz because I like the calming effects of soft music.

3. Do you own an iPad or other tablet device? Why or why not?
I do not own a iPad, but I do have a laptop computer.

4. Who is your political role model? Why?
My political role model is a former neighbor in New Orleans, who taught us to be good citizens as children and entrenched us in the political arena.

5. What is your strongest personality trait?
My strongest personality trait is to be compassionate.

6. What was the last non-campaign related event you went to (public event, concert or other entertainment event, etc.)? I attended a Falcons football game and it was fun.

Rodney Upton - Republican
Profession: Septic and plumbing contractor, Hero Septic
Education: Attended Christ College and Christ Theological Seminary in Buford; not currently enrolled, plans to continue education after election
Website: electupton.com
Phone: 678-727-8994

Key Issue: Upton wants to see the size of government reduced and the promotion free market initiatives.

1. What is your definition of success in life?
Basically, just to live an honest life, to see that my children do well in life. I want to be able to se as many generations as possible...see as my success for my posterity.

2. Do you own an iPod or other mP3 player? Why or why not? If you do own one, what's playing on it?
I own an iPod. Basically, I listen to everything. The mix is pretty wide ranging. Educationally, I listed to a lot of theology, lectures. I also listen to, I have about 100 hours of American History lectures. The other thing is Greek lectures, increase a little bit of Greek vocabulary for seminary studies. For music, I listen to folk music and 70s rock.

3. Do you own an iPad or other tablet device? Why or why not?
Don't own one; to me it's just unnecessary. Personally, I don't have use for it. I have a blackberry, and I use it all the time.

4. Who is your political role model? Why?
Thomas Jefferson. Love him. Just because of his emphasis on freedom and personal responsibility and accountability. I'm very freedom-oriented in terms of individual liberties and the responsibility that comes with that. I think we would all be better for it. Whether a free market society, any society where freedom allowed to reign, end up with the best because we have a competitive world...survival of the fittest is the best way.

5. What is your strongest personality trait?
Tenacity. I'm tenacious if I find something I really, really want to or desire to do. I went to bed at 8 a.m. this morning and woke up at 10 a.m. I could not go to sleep all night long, just over political things I was thinking about. I was just filling an easel of info. I'm just driven.

6. What was the last non-campaign related event you went to (public event, concert or other entertainment event, etc.)?
I took my wife to a play, Anne of Green Gables, in Alpharetta.

 

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