Kenny Hill

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Challenger

Background

Kenny Hill graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. As the oldest child in a family of seven with a single mother, Hill worked at The Home Depot to support his family and pay his way through college. After 30 years of working for The Home Depot, Hill founded the Launchpad Foundation with his wife, an organization that provides housing, life skills, and career training to the homeless. In 2017, Andrea Boone defeated Kenny Hill in the election for the Atlanta City Council District 10 seat.

Key Issues

Public Safety

Hill advocates investing in the APD with an initiative called “Back the BLUEPrint.” This plan includes recruiting and retaining at least 2000 APD police officers, building community connectivity with officers and citizens, and addressing the causes of criminal behavior. To recruit more officers, Hill advocates improving their working environment and creating a home purchase program with 100% financing or down payment assistance. Hill advocates building community connectivity by assigning police academy candidates to mentor a small group of APS students and holding Quarterly First Responder Appreciation events. To address the causes of criminal behavior, Hill advocates taking action against gangs and the places that provide them shelter, as well as repairing recreation centers and providing youth engagement programs such as homework assistance and the ability to talk to a social worker.

Education

 Hill advocates expanding “We Read Together,” a community program that provides kids with reading tutorials, new books to take home, and incentives for kids and families to read at home. 

Economic Development

Hill advocates creating safe, livable, and affordable housing in Atlanta in order to address deplorable living conditions and crime. He has also proposed regaining the trust of infrastructure and transportation developers by issuing contracts based on developers’ qualifications rather than their connections to City Hall or the Mayor’s Office.

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