Incumbent Don Parsons skips a meet-and-greet session with his Republican challenger for a Georgia House seat.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Candidate JoEllen Smith and incumbent Don Parsons, both vying for Northeast Cobb's re-created House District 44 seat in the July 31 Republican primary, were invited to a meet and greet Monday hosted by Cobb resident and education activist Tricia Knor at the Chestnut Hill Subdivision Clubhouse in Acworth. Parsons, who now represents District 42, about half of the new district, did not attend. "I have had many challengers in both the Republican Primaries and the General Elections over the years, and I have never met with any of them in any type of public forum before the close of the qualifying period, and I choose not to change my policy," Parsons wrote to Knor in an email Sunday. The qualifying period, when candidates file to run, starts …
Parsons told students that trust is an essential character trait during a Character Education session at Sprayberry in February.
State Rep. Don Parsons (R-Northeast Cobb) recently spoke to Sprayberry High School students as part of the Cobb County School District's Character Education program. Parsons shared his background with students, and then focused on the topic of "trust." Students gave Parsons their undivided attention as he explained that trust is an essential character trait in personal and business relationships. "As a legislator, you must have trust and integrity among your legislative colleagues, but also you must have trust from lobbyists who provide much of the data that legislation evolves from," Parsons said. "If a legislator losses trust in a colleague or lobbyist, that person will not last very long as either a legislator or a lobbyist." Parsons' …