Lance Large, left, and Matt Kunz, celebrate their victory at the Old Blinde Dog.
TSPLOST, Sunday sales also win.
by Jonathan Copsey; The Milton Herald
November 08, 2011
MILTON, Ga. - The Olde Blind Dog pub in Crabapple was the site of jubilation Nov. 8 as the campaigns of the Matt Kunz and Lance Large claimed victory.
With most votes counted, Kunz defeated incumbent Julie Zahner Bailey by nearly 10 points - 52-46 percent. Bailey's fellow council member Alan Tart lost to Large 47-52 percent.
Incumbent Burt Hewitt ran unopposed.
"We've got a great team of people here," said Kunz, who thanked his wife, RaDonna, for being the first to compel him to run. "Everyone working together is a very unique thing."
He added, "There's a lot of work to do tomorrow. I've got to get my nose in books to learn the nuances of government."
"Nobody expected this," said supporter Chris Gillig. "Six months ago, these guys [Kunz and Large] weren't even on the radar."Also on the ballot was the penny tax to pay for education improvements. This passed with 63 percent of the vote, county-wide. The sale of alcohol on Sundays passed in Milton with 76 percent.