Friday, September 11, 2009

Retired Business Executive and Milton Farmer Seeks to Unseat Incumbent in District 1

For Immediate Release
Contact: Bernard W. Wolff
770-754-0003 (h)
404-731-4675 (c)

MILTON, GA (September 10, 2009) – Retired international business executive, Atlanta native, and farmer Bernard W. Wolff announces his campaign as the at-large challenger in District 1 for the November 3, 2009 election. Mr. Wolff’s family has owned land in northwest Fulton since the1940’s. He and his family moved to Milton in 2003 to upgrade their farm and settle in.

Mr. Wolff speaks with conviction about his reasons for entering the race. “I have decided to seek the seat in District 1 on the Milton City Council after experiencing first hand the undelivered promises of my opponent for a protected Milton and actively engaging in the planning process regarding our city’s future. Commentary, actions and votes reveal that Milton is at a crossroads between the Milton we were promised versus a community in which quality of life is given a back seat to development. Density is not the only solution to budget balancing.”

“I grew up in this area. It is special to me.” Continues Wolff, “We decided to have our 114 acre farm become part of Milton based upon the promise of a ‘rural’ atmosphere, limited government, self-reliant citizens, and lower taxes. This vision is in jeopardy. I believe that the special people who live in Milton have the imagination, desire, and ability to bring this vision to fruition, but I believe a change of leadership in District 1 is necessary to make that vision a reality.”

Mr. Wolff’s professional career includes 25 years of international experience developing export businesses for American products. He has spent several years starting new business operations in the U.S. and abroad. He served four years as an officer in the U.S. Navy, including a combat tour in Vietnam as Skipper of a Swift boat. Mr. Wolff attended public schools in Atlanta and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the South, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce.

Married to Betty Ann Wolff for 30 years, the Wolff’s have two grown children. Their son is employed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, while their daughter works in Manhattan at Cartier’s Fifth Avenue store.

Contact information:

Bernard W. Wolff
1000 Lackey Road
Milton, GA 30075
Phone: 770-754-0003 (h) 404-731-4675 (c)
Website: A website is currently under construction and will be available soon.

Paid for by Bernard W. Wolff Election Committee


Anonymous said...

What a concept. A real Farmer on our council. Understanding what rural life really means. He could bring new ideas and outlook on maintaining our rural atmosphere.

Anonymous said...

There doesn't seem to be a big rush to build anymore, so I guess we don't have to worry ourselves sick about becoming un-rural or even, gasp!!! suburban.

Anonymous said...

Does the fact that he has approached the city in the recent past about purchasing his property have anything to do with his motivation to run?

Anonymous said...

Is that truth or rumor? That would be a concern to me if true. On the other hand if he sells it cheap for a park on that side of town then maybe I wouldn't worry so much about it. we all really need to our homework this election.

Anonymous said...

A "real Farmer"...?

Anonymous said...

He wants to sell his property to the city for a park. Several met with him about it, at his request. It's documented and widely known. Our city certainly doesn't need more park land when it has 200 acres of undeveloped land sitting vacant at the Bham crossroads. Enough said.

Anonymous said...

Kinda near sighted aren't you? A city can not own enough land, if the price is right, for future parks.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like he is confused over the best way to feather his nest. Maybe when Jezebel twisted his arm to run, he decided it was best to be close to the action to sell his land.
Selling cheap? You are kidding yourself. If he is really a hero, he can donate it for "passive use", code for no use, and then we'll see.

Anonymous said...

Was anything said about "Selling Cheap"? I said, if the price was right, which means, to me, market value. Land will be cheaper now than a few years down the road and Milton will need additional parks, mark my word.

I don't know and could not care less about arm twisting or nest building. Have no idea where your coming from with this "hero" stuff.

Curious as to whether you've bought, sold or donated any land.