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

Long-time Rome radio broadcaster Randy Quick has announced his candidacy for Rome City Commission Ward 2 in this November’s election. Quick’s 42-year radio career in Rome began at WROM AM/FM. He now is partner and general manager of Rome Radio Partners, LLC which owns and operates 6 stations in the area including WRGA and Q102. He has a long tenure of service to the community including serving past chairman of Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, chairman of the Rome-Floyd Economic Development Authority and past president of Rotary Club of Rome, as well as a host of other community and civic organizations.  He and his wife, Janie, have one daughter and two grandchildren.

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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