Mary Norwood sides with Steve Broadbent in Fulton chairmanship race

Former Atlanta city councilwoman and mayoral candidate Mary Norwood, denied a place on Tuesday ballot as an independent, has come out for Republican Steve Broadbent in his challenge to Democratic incumbent John Eaves for chairmanship of the Fulton County Commission.

If there’s a huge GOP turnout on Tuesday, this is one of the races that could turn at the high-water mark. She doesn’t mention Broadbent’s party affiliation in her robo-call:

”This is Mary Norwood, calling to respectfully ask for your support for Steve Broadbent to be the chair of Fulton County. I believe that Steve will do what is best for the future of Fulton County, and Steve will protect the interests of all Fulton County citizens.

“Steve is a leader that understands Fulton County government must be reformed, and that we must take the lead in ensuring that reform. Again, this is Mary Norwood, asking for your consideration to vote for Steve Broadbent for Fulton County chair.”

What you may not know: Norwood is also supporting Democrat Ken Hodges in the race for attorney general.

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14 comments Add your comment


October 29th, 2010
2:38 pm

Southside Man

October 29th, 2010
2:48 pm

Steve will win because Jim Elgar is running his campaign.

John Nickle

October 29th, 2010
2:52 pm

I thought she smelled Republican. Now we know.

Let’s see her deny it in future races.

Jack from Sandy Springs

October 29th, 2010
3:00 pm

This election reminds me of the wave that brought Skandalakis to power in 1993/4 and led to some solid reforms in Fulton County! Broadbent doesn’t have Mitch’s charisma but I am thinking he could pull this off yet since Eaves is so low key and remains unknown to most of the county. But, sadly, unless the Republicans get four seats it will be like the Skandalakis era all over again with bare knuckle fighting for change and I am not sure Broadbent is enough of a street fighter to accomplish all that Mitch did……..but here’s hoping!


October 29th, 2010
3:18 pm

Theres a shocker. As if she has such a strong following.

Joe Bob Perteat

October 29th, 2010
3:41 pm

Yeah, we need more Mitch Skandalakis: convicted felon and disbarred lawyer.

the Timekeeper

October 29th, 2010
3:52 pm

He had the right name Scandal Lakis!! And Jack from Sandy Springs thinks he was good Ha,ha, ha, ha, ha,.


October 29th, 2010
3:59 pm

If we don’t vote Steve; fulton is gone and City of Atlanta will suffer. One Indie for Mary and now Steve! Vote people vote….


October 29th, 2010
4:18 pm

@john nickle:

See the quote above:
What you may not know: Norwood is also supporting Democrat Ken Hodges in the race for attorney general.

Ms. Norwood picks candidates she believes in. She is clearly not for Eaves, given what happened a few months ago – no matter what party he is with.


October 29th, 2010
4:22 pm

Mary Norwood got the shaft in the Mayor’s race as Barnes and Jane Vandiver Kidd needed to find a way to inject race into the camaign to keep the black vote soldily democratic. It was shame that he stooped so low.


October 29th, 2010
4:54 pm

Skandalakis – the law and order reformer.

Gimme a Break

October 29th, 2010
7:21 pm

@RGB — like the other side doesn’t use the same scare tactics. Get real. Yawn, indeed.


October 30th, 2010
10:59 am

Mary Norwood would be the Mayor of Atlanta ifffff, the Atlanta black power structure and the black preachers had not pledged or pawned the black vote to former governor Roy Barnes in exchange for his machine’s support to elect Reed. Barnes’ machine delivered in the mayor’s race. I do not believe even the black preachers can keep Nathan Deal from squeaking by the former governor to victory. After all Nathan in the form of a Jewish Hebrew name would be rendered, “[God] has given. Need I say more?


October 30th, 2010
9:36 pm

Mary Norwood was robbed of the mayor’s office and of a legitimate spot on the Fulton County Commission ballot. I will certainly do all I can to help ensure her revenge. Wonder whether the Barnes/ Reed folks can teach me how to vote more than once in Tuesday’s election?