Tuesday, August 28, 2007

****Press Release / August 28, 2007*****

Julie Zahner Bailey Announces Campaign for Re-Election to Milton City Council Seat, District 2

MILTON, GA (August 27, 2007) - Milton City Council member Julie Zahner Bailey has qualified to run for re-election to her current seat as at-large council member from District 2. A 19-year resident of the Milton area, Zahner Bailey says she is committed to upholding the policies and values that the citizens elected her to represent - specifically a transparent, open government, consistent application of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan, the protection of the low-density, residential areas and the overall rural character of the area.

"As a council, we have accomplished much over the past year including deployment of fire and police, a balanced budget in both 2007 and 2008, and the passage of critical ordinances and procedures," said Zahner Bailey. "However, much remains to be done. The decisions made during our first few years as a city will echo for decades and I am committed to the principles that will continue to protect our quality of life."

Zahner Bailey says she has been a consistent supporter of conservative fiscal management out of respect for the tax dollars paid by Milton citizens, and stands firm on the no-sewer and no inter-basin policies to protect Milton's low-density, rural-residential communities. "I believe strongly that consistent application of our comprehensive land use policies is critical to protecting us from the mistakes made by other communities," she said.

Milton Mayor Joe Lockwood said Zahner Bailey has been an asset both to the City of Milton and the City Council. " I respect council member Julie Zahner Bailey not only for the past 11 years of hard work she has given to our community, but also for the positive difference she has made this first year working together on our council," said Lockwood. "I believe we share the same vision moving forward as the overwhelming majority of our citizens do for our community. I will be proud to have Julie serve on our council for the next four years and look forward to continuing to work with her."

Zahner Bailey graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Finance from Florida State University. She lives in the Birmingham community with her husband Bill and their two children, Savannah, 9, and Zachary, 13. They own Bailey Farm & Gardens, Inc., an ecologically friendly landscape, nursery and horticultural business, and attend Roswell Presbyterian Church.

For more on Julie's accomplishments go to
Julie Zahner Bailey
Milton City Council District 2, City of Milton
255 Hickory Flat Road
Milton, Georgia
30004Email: ;
Phone: 770-664-5529(h), 404-310-6344(c)


Anonymous said...

The race is on! Thank you Julie for doing this all over again and in only one year! I certainly would never want to do your job but I know you feel so strongly about protecting Milton that you'll do whatever it takes! And, you look out for those of us so passionate about keeping Milton rural and the special place it is to live. Thank you again! -Patti Silva

Anonymous said...

Keep up the great work in Milton Julie. You have my vote.

Anonymous said...

And you have my vote as well! - KS

Anonymous said...

Don't think for one moment the community that voted you in is going to allow you to go anywhere! You have overwhelming support for all the right reasons! And new supporters and fans as well!

Anonymous said...


You are something our country needs today but is so rarely seen; an elected official who does what he / she promises to do.

Our Milton needs you more now than ever. I will be proud to vote for you this November.

All the best!

Anonymous said...

Something else interesting that I discovered about that fundraiser for Lusk and O'Brien. I couldn't help but wonder after reading so much about it in that Milton Newspaper-so I did some research for kicks.

I think Julie Z. Bailey (and maybe Tina Dversa-Williams?) was the only one that I could find in a Milton political office that had nothing to do with that fundraiser - which I still can't figure out why. Practically everyone helped organize it even the mayor from John's Creek was on the invitation and other political/committee people I was surprised to see.

How were they able to NOT do that without the public asking A LOT more questions. Does anybody that blogs here know about that? Why didn't they participate? It may be revealing. I wonder if Julie will ever read this and could explain that for me/us? Did anyone attend the fundraiser? What was it like? It's always had my curiosity.

Thank you.
Susan L.

To the person that started this: Someone just told me today about this Milton blogger site. This is a great idea. Whoever did it - thank you.