I am excited to be able to participate in a live discussion with Dr. Amber Schmidtke, the Macon microbiologist who writes the Substack newsletter, Georgia COVID-19 Updates. I’ve linked to Dr. Schmidtke’s newsletter before because she is a rare source of reliable, clear information about the state of the pandemic here.
If you are not from here, you may not realize the difficult history of this office and its reputation for entrenched corruption. Fortunately, it looks as though we have several highly qualified candidates who have expressed a dedication to cleaning up the office and the county.
I encourage everyone who lives here to go to one of the upcoming candidate forums. The DeKalb County Sheriff controls the county jail, is in charge of courthouse security and the office has a $77 million annual budget.