Today on Good Morning Gwinnett I got a chance to sit down with Attorney Andy Morgan and we talked about his run for the Gwinnett County Commission Chairman seat. Right now there are 7 candidates running and I wanted to find out what Mr. Morgan has planned for Gwinnett County should he win this upcoming election.
Take a listen to this podcast episode to see what Andy had to say about his qualifications to be the Commission Chairman and his vision for the future.
More About Andy Morgan
Like many others who call Gwinnett home, I came here from somewhere else. I was attracted to this quickly growing Atlanta suburb by its vibrant economy, nationally recognized school system and good quality of life.
My origins are routed in a small Caribbean Island called Jamaica. At the age of 4, my industrious and very hard-working Jamaican parents brought me to New York City where I grew up. My parents exemplified for me the importance of hard work, perseverance and ambition. Starting out with little to nothing, they learned their trades and worked hard at their blue-collar jobs to provide for all of our needs and gave me and my siblings a good start in life.
Aside from their work ethic, my parents also instilled in me the importance of education. They regretted the fact that due to family circumstances they were not able to advance their education and wanted to make sure that I and my siblings took advantage of the opportunity that they never had. With the encouragement of mom and dad, my two forever role models, after graduating from New York city public schools, I went on to earn degrees in Electrical Engineering and Law.
After earning my engineering degree, I worked as a technology associate for a large bank writing code and helping with network design. Upon earning my law degree, I worked for a number of years as an Associate for an international law firm on large scale business transactions. After leaving the law firm, I served as Vice President and General Counsel for a privately held company. I presently have my own law practice in Lawrenceville, where I have provided legal services and advice to individuals, small business owners, corporations and entrepreneurs for the last 12 years.
I am not a politician and my decision to run for Gwinnett County Commission Chairman didn’t come lightly. I have never run for public office before. I am a regular citizen, but passionate about giving back to my community. It is this passion and my belief that I can make a positive difference that has driven me to take this step.
I have been actively involved in our county for many years as a small business owner and through public service activities, such as serving on the board of directors for Gwinnett County Habitat for Humanity and as an area manager for Gwinnett County Elections.
I believe that we are at a critical time in Gwinnett’s history. Our population is expected to grow significantly over the coming years, making Gwinnett the most populous county in the state. In light of this growth, our elected officials will be required to work together to implement forward looking strategies that will permit us to grow in a sustainable way while also leveraging the opportunities that will most likely come as a result of that growth.
The decisions our County Commissioners make (or fail to make) in the coming years will have repercussions for generations to come. I am looking forward to engaging in that dialogue and contributing to the decisions that will chart our future. That is why I am running for Gwinnett County Commission Chair and am asking for your support and your vote.
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