Flowery Branch City Councilman Joe Anglin is running for re-election this fall.
Anglin, who is concluding his first four-year term on the council after winning a special election in 2010 and re-election to a full term in 2013, announced his run spur of the moment after being posed the question by South Hall Republican Club President Ed Asbridge during the club’s Monday meeting.
Anglin said his aim with elected office is to bring a conservative perspective to the council and keep an eye on the Flowery Branch purse strings.
Anglin voted against the city’s recent property tax increase, telling The Times after the Republican meeting that he believes the South Hall city can get by on other sources of revenue, including its 3 percent local option sales tax.
His specific goals should he be elected to a second full term include shifting city capital spending from Flowery Branch’s Old Town to the Spout Springs corridor and Sterling on the Lake.
“This community here, it doesn’t necessarily border where we’re spending a good bit of the capital money that we’re using right now,” Anglin said, standing outside the Spout Springs Library. “I would like to see some money be brought out here for a capital improvement project to connect this area here hopefully to Cherokee Bluffs Park and onto Friendship Road.”
Asked whether he intended to run again, Anglin’s fellow Councilman Fred Richards said he’s not yet declared his intentions.