Candidate Profile: Jami Tucker for Milton City Council
MILTON, GA – Six city council candidates are running for four seats in the November 2 municipal election in Milton.
Patch has asked candidates to answer questions about their campaigns and will post candidate profiles as Election Day approaches.
Jami Tucker is running for Milton City Council, District 1, Ext. 1.
I have been married to my husband Brett for 23 years. We have three kind and loving children and are passionate about rescuing senior dogs.
Does anyone in your family work in politics or in government?
MBA in Health Services Finance and Management, Northwestern University (Kellogg Business School). BPhil in Political Science and French, Northwestern University, graduated at the top of my class and presented the class gift.
Program management – 25 years
Previous or current office elected or appointed
Appointed by the Mayor to the City of Milton Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Lanier Technical College Health Information Management Program Advisory Board. Former director of the Northwestern University Alumni Board.
Why are you looking for an elective position?
I chose to be a member of Milton City Council because we need an experienced leader with a strong voice and a successful track record to stop overdevelopment and defeat tax increases to protect our Milton brand and our equestrian community. I have served my country as a US Navy veteran, serve in my local government as a member of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and serve my neighborhood as chairman of the HOA Architecture Committee.
The most pressing issue facing our (council, district, etc.) is _______, and that’s what I intend to do about it.
We have many opportunities not only to maintain our quality of life, but also to improve it. One of the most pressing issues here in Milton is overdevelopment. We must do our best to protect landowners by offering incentives such as CUVAs and additional property tax exemptions to enable them to better preserve their land. When landowners decide they prefer to sell, then we should work with those developers to encourage larger lots. As a community, many believe that one of our main goals in Milton is to preserve open spaces and continue to have the best possible quality of life.
What are the critical differences between you and other candidates for this position?
In addition to my leadership in the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and my graduation from a Citizen Police Academy, I have always been directly involved in my community and in local government. I donated my salary to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board at the City of Milton to support Camp Joyful Soles which serves our families with special needs. With my MBA in Finance, I have over 20 years of budgeting and planning for multi-million dollar programs. My experience in local government, my service to our country, my background and my interest in what our citizens have to say sets me apart.
What accomplishments in your past would you cite as proof that you can handle this job?
I led a 500-member community organization to defeat a county-wide $ 100 million tax hike and fight the development of 400 acres of green space.
What do you like most about life in your city (or county)?
I am passionate about protecting Milton. We need someone with experience to make sure we support all of our citizens and help our small businesses thrive. We are a wonderful community that also happens to be one of the safest cities in the entire state. We have great schools, great role models, and a variety of recreational activities for our citizens.
What would you like voters to know about yourself and your positions?
I look forward to working for the citizens of Milton. My experience and interest in hearing from people in the community means that I will be a strong and passionate voice for our citizens.
Other candidates for Milton City Council, District 1 Extension 1: