Politics: Longtime Rome radio broadcaster Randy Quick joins the race for Rome City Commission this November

Politics: Longtime Rome radio broadcaster Randy Quick joins the race for Rome City Commission this November

Updated: Longtime Rome radio broadcaster Randy Quick has announced his candidacy for Rome City Commission Ward 2 in this November’s election.

“Throughout the 40-plus years of my career in Rome, I have offered my voice to promote business and industry and other fine organizations that are working to improve the quality of life in our community,” Quick stated today. “I am ready to move to the forefront of that effort, to help find ways to better the future of our children and grandchildren, while preserving the rich foundation we all cherish.

“It will be my honor to serve as “Your Voice” on the Rome City Commission.”

Quick began his radio career in 1975, at WROM.  Today, he is a partner and the General Manager of Rome Radio Partners, LLC, which owns and operates six radio stations in the Northwest Georgia area, including WRGA, Q102, South 93.5, 104.9 The Rebel, 103.1 Radio M and 99.5 The Jock.

Quick has dedicated many years in service to various community organizations, among many served as Chairman of the Board.  He has served as Chairman of the Rome Floyd Chamber of Commerce, Chairman, Rome-Floyd Economic Development Authority and Coordinator of Leadership Rome.  He is the past-president of the Rotary Club of Rome and a Paul Harris Fellow recipient.  He currently serves as a Trustee of Georgia Highlands Foundation Board.  He has served as Board Chairman of the United Way of Rome and Floyd County and numerous other boards and committees and is a 2015 Heart of the Community recipient.

Randy and his wife Janie have been married for 43 years and attend the Lindale United Methodist Church. They have one daughter, Kristin Myers and are the proud grandparents of Zachary James, 6 and Gabrielle Grace, 2.

There are three City Commission seats on the fall ballot from Ward Two: Wendy Davis, Jamie Doss, Sue Lee.

Lee and Davis have already announced intentions to seek a third term in November. Monica Sheppard, a local independent graphic designer, has also announced her candidacy.

About the city commission elections:

  • At-large voting is used, which means that every registered city voter votes for all commissioners, three in each ward.
  • Election winners are selected by plurality voting, which means that the top three vote-getters from each ward wins. No majority is required.
  • The three seats on Ward One and three seats on Ward Three will appear on the November 2019 ballot.
  • Elections are non-partisan.
  • The City Commission elects a mayor and mayor pro tem.

Rome City Board of Education

All seven seats are on the ballot with each winner serving a four-year term. The current board members are: Elaina Beeman, Will Byington, Faith Collins, Richard Dixon, Cheryl Huffman, Bruce Jones, Dale Swann.

Also expected on the city ballot (as well as a countywide ballot)

1-cent special purpose local option sales tax: Committee is soliciting ideas for a proposed extension of the penny-per-dollar local sales tax to fund various projects if approved by voters.

1-cent education local option sales tax: Both city of Rome and Floyd County schools’ teams are drafting projects to include on an additional one-cent-per-dollar local tax to fund specified school project. This would be an extension of the current education tax.

Key dates

Aug. 21-25: Qualifying for city commission and the seven school board seats.

Oct. 10: The last day to register to vote if you’re a lapsed or new city resident.

Advance voting begins Oct. 16 and ends Nov. 3.

The election is Tuesday, Nov. 7.

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