Walter Reeves

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Challenger

Background

Reeves has lived in Gainesville for most of his life and recently moved to Atlanta. While he is new to politics, Reeves has historically been a labor activist for chicken plant workers with a focus on employees in the Gainesville area. He describes himself as a legal scholar with blue-collar street credibility.

Key Issues

Public Safety

Reeves has discussed banning criminally insane citizens from the city, especially criticizing the replacement of the Georgia Lunatic Asylum with the Central State hospital. He advocates for building teams designated to fighting crime.

Economy

Reeves vows to implement a $15 minimum wage for airport workers. He indicates a plan to pursue economic growth through stable methods rather than the gambling industry.

Endorsements

Sources

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Saporta Report

11Alive News