PORTERDALE, Ga. - Porterdale City Councilwoman Linda Finger announced she would be running for re-election to the Post 2 seat last week. A resident of Porterdale since 1996, Finger has served on the city council since 2007.
"I’ve had the pleasure of assisting on many issues and watched this city grow tremendously," she said in her announcement. "A few of the projects completed are the first phases of the gym renovation, the Crowell Rd/81 intersection and city hall renovations. Just to name a few.
"I have served on the budget advisory committee for the past eight years where we have been successful in keeping property taxes down while providing excellent service to our residents."
Finger said she has been a strong advocate for the Porterdale Police Department and the Porterdale Public Works department.
"As we move forward I am very excited to see the completion of our new police department facility which will be much more efficient for the officers as well as a great addition to our downtown area," she said. "Also, our infrastructure upgrades that are currently in the process of being done which will benefit the entire city through a CDBG grant which we have worked very hard on."
Finger said she believes Porterdale is moving in the right direction and is prepared for future growth.
"I’m also very proud of the CARE program, which I founded very soon after being elected," she said. "It has been extremely beneficial in so many ways to the Porterdale residents and currently offers scholarships for continuing education, which I feel is a great investment in the future of the city. CARE is independent of the council seat, however, being a part of the council has assisted me in reaching out to more residents and their needs."
Qualifying in the Nov. 5 election has been set for Monday, Aug. 19 through Friday, Aug. 23, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Porterdale City Hall, 2800 Main St. In addition to the Post 2 seat, the mayor’s seat and council Post 1 seat will be on the ballot.
"As in the past, I’m always available to talk with city residents and staff to assist them any way possible," Finger said.