My name is Cedric Fortson and I would like to become the next Chairman of the Board of Commissions in Madison County, Georgia. I am married to Felicia Fortson for approximately 20 years. I would like to become Chairman because I believe that I can bring businesses, economic development and growth, address the rise in drug abuse/addiction, and the lack of transportation/transit for our citizens. I am a Christian with love for all people. I have devoted a huge part of my live helping the disadvantage and poor. I have worked with at risk youths and coached MC Rec. football and basketball.
“I strongly support local opportunities of employment for all citizens in Madison County who wants to work. The problem we face today is that we have not invested in our future that will attract any major companies to come to Madison County. I oppose any obstruction or red tape that will prevent our citizens to live in a productive and growing society.”
“I do not favor raising local property taxes. But, if taxes are raised, we must be very careful and thoughtful as to how we spend the people's money. We need to Investment in Madison County's infrastructure to attract new businesses and provide new jobs for our citizens. I AM in favor of growing our tax base through private businesses and/or industries by developing the along Highway 72.”
“Many of our high school and college graduates are deciding to move and find jobs in other areas than their homes. It’s critical that community leaders understand that if Madison County, Georgia wants to be competitive in keeping our kids home, we must not only work hard to creat job opportunities for them, but build a quality of place that individuals want to move back to when completing school. ”
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