Strickland said “going to meetings twice a month and saying your yays and nays” wouldn't cut it anymore.
“Central State is the biggest untapped asset that we have our hands on. In my mind, we have to hold the state of Georgia accountable for what they've done to us,” he said. “It's time our leaders stand up and say enough is enough give us our land back. I'm fed up with it.”
Altering the status quo of city operations by putting money aside to curb general fund shortfalls is another goal of the intended City Council candidate. Finding methods to build a bankroll is a necessity.
“It's time we examine and refine all processes of government to identify and eliminate waste and inefficiencies,” he said.
Overall, the 29-year-old looks forward to exchanging ideas with Milledgeville residents.
“I've got energy, and I'm passionate about these things. I refuse to accept that we have to have mediocre dreams about Milledgeville,” Strickland said. “We can have the best little town in America here, but we have to work to make it that way. This is where I want to raise my family.”
Strickland was born in Mississippi but grew up in Gwinnett County. He's worked as a paramedic for the last 10 years.
Currently, the District 6 council seat challenger works every third day at the Newton Medical Center in Covington. The likely city candidate still has to qualify this August.
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