“It’s one more reason we need a change, and a change in politics as usual in Atlanta,” said Rinker, who has raised roughly $25,000 in his bid to unseat Archibong and has more than $13,000 in cash on hand.
Archibong, an attorney has raised the most in campaign contributions, thus far, with more than $52,315 in funds, based on the latest candidate filing reports. Real estate professional Matt Rinker and businesswoman Christian Enterkin also have sizable funds with $30,041 and $14,757, respectively.
High scores from Council challengers Robert Welsh,Torry Lewis, Matt Rinker, Mary Norwood, and Andre Dickens suggest those races will be among the most competitive ones to watch.
A Note From Matt Rinker
Since announcing back in February that I was running for Atlanta City Council to represent what I think are some Atlanta's best, eclectic neighborhoods, the support I have received has been overwhelming. I got in this race because after 10 years of living here, I could not sit idly by and watch as our families and our businesses face another 10 years of the same challenges: neighborhoods that aren’t safe for our families, storefronts sitting vacant, and roads and sidewalks that continue to deteriorate. Speaking with neighbors and business owners in East Atlanta, Kirkwood, Reynoldstown, Glenwood Park and the other great neighborhoods of District 5, I heard the same thing. We all love where we live - but things have to change. Unfortunately, our 12 year incumbent representative is not doing the job!
Atlanta is an amazing place to live, work and raise our families. But we will not reach our full potential unless we pull together, decide to make a change together, and work together towards our common goals.
On this website you will find out a little more about me, my ideas and what our campaign is doing. This is the beginning of our conversation – one I hope you and I will have together about how to make Atlanta all that it can be.
Please feel free to email me at email@example.com, or call me directly at any time. I’d love to hear your thoughts on how to make East Atlanta and South Atlanta a place we can all be proud of, every single day.