Friends & Neighbors of District 3,

 

As many of you know, there will be a special election on March 19th for Atlanta City Council District 3 to fulfill the remaining term of our much loved and respected late Councilman Ivory Young, Jr. During his time as councilman, he played key roles in many achievements that will have a lasting impact on our District. Councilman Young accomplished a lot and had many accolades during his lifetime. As a constituent of the District, I will always remember his love for and commitment to his community.


After much prayer and deep reflection, I have decided to declare my candidacy for Atlanta City Council District 3’s seat.  It would be a great honor to continue the incredible work that the late Councilman Young did for our District and to carry the torch forward. I would continue the precedent set of working hard for our District and the City of Atlanta, with a compassionate, service-oriented heart.


My entire adult life I have been committed to community engagement, civic participation and using the professional skills from my career path to help others. From serving multiple community organizations as a long-term volunteer or board member and remaining diligent in increasing civic participation, it’s not just something I talk about it. It’s a way of life. This theme has carried through in every aspect of my life from my work as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and business consultant to my personal relationships with family, friends and neighbors.


I am running for this position because I respect and love our District and this great City and I have the skills to get the job done. Legislative and economic decisions made at the local level are extremely important in our day-to-day lives, so it’s critical that we take this election, and all elections at every level, seriously. This position requires someone who values our constituents and their views.  It also requires the ability to address tough issues and navigate the challenges that come with balancing growth and change while respecting history and tradition. This person must be able to bring our communities together to achieve meaningful progress for all and do so with the highest moral and ethical values, always having the best interest and good of the people as top priority. I am that person. I am ready to continue the great work done in many of our District’s neighborhoods and to begin new initiatives in other areas.


I thank you for your consideration of my candidacy in the Special Election on March 19th. I’m excited to learn more about you and your needs from our City and to share with you more about me and my legislative priorities. For more information, please visit my website - www.erikaestradaforatlanta.com.


Best,

Erika