Some participants didn't respond, but most of 'em replied with answers that ranged from fascinating to hilarious to boring. In a way, they also offered a bit of insight into each person's character. It was a fairly simple question. Certain candidates had fun with it while others listed their credentials or left the line blank. Here's what the candidates shared:
Ceasar Mitchell: I was a process server while in college. I served John Portman and Fred Tokars.
District Post 2 At-Large
Aaron Watson: I was both a UAW and Teamsters union member while an undergraduate student at Notre Dame.
Mary Norwood: I'm a good cook.
District Post 3 At-Large
H. Lamar Willis: That I have a Master of Science in Management & Policy Analysis from Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and a Certificate in Public Policy & International Affairs from the University of California at Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy.
Andre Dickens: My childhood dream was to play professional baseball.
Carla Smith: I am very frugal, I drive a 1996 vehicle and still have my vehicle from college as a second car.
Robert Welsh: I have a twin brother.
Bill Powell: [I was a] project manager for the 1996 Summer Olympics Aviation Plan.
Ivory Young: I have served as a deacon for over 20 years.
Patricia Crayton: Great Cook!
Torry Lewis: I Google EVERYTHING! I can't stand not knowing something... That is why I am now a Jeopardy Nerd (a positive connotation of course).
Christian Enterkin: I enjoy making homemade tomato pies.
Matt Rinker: I am the proud father to Harley, a rescue dog who is a mix of Corgie and Jack Russell.
John Paul Michalik: Lifelong Hulkamaniac. I believe in truth, justice and the American way, brother.
Alex Wan: My partner Joe and I are proud "dads" to two three-year old Labrador rescues, four four-month old chickens, and about 10,000 honeybees (one hive).
Mike Boyle: From 2004 to 2007, I managed a local music act known as Y-O-U. I wasn't really in the music business, but I fell in love with their song "La Lindsay" and started helping them out and the relationship grew from there. We sold a song to COKE and had a lot of fun. Since then they've morphed into Yacht Rock Revue, kings of smooth, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Tracey Austin: I am one of only a few females in the country certified to represent professional football and basketball players.
Howard Shook: I have written a book about musky fishing.
Abid Haque: I play polo.
Bobby Montgomery: I am ambidextrous (able to use both hands equally well).
Felicia Moore: I was a cheerleader at Central State University.
Keisha Lance Bottoms: Elton John got his break in music playing piano in my dad's band.
APS District 1
Leslie Grant: I've driven a racecar and an 18-wheeler (on a movie set - a only few yards)
APS District 4
Taryn Bowman: My first line in a movie, for which I got a credit, was "KingPin," a Farrelly Bros. production. The Farrelly Bros. are currently filming "Dumb and Dumber To" in Atlanta.
Nancy Meister: I have served in various volunteer leadership roles within APS for the past 15+ years!
APS District 5
Charles Lawrence: I give a scholarship to a high school senior every year.
APS District 6
Eshe Collins: I am an Atlanta native, Spelman and GSU graduate, former APS elementary teacher, and currently, an attorney, who advocates for equal access to high-quality education for our children.
Shawnna Hayes-Tavares: I attended APS EL Connally and Walter F. George HS
APS At-Large Seat 7
Courtney English: I'm volunteer football coach at an APS Middle School - BEST Academy - the same school at which I taught. This year, our team advanced to the Middle School Championship in the Georgia Dome.
Nisha Simama: Worked as a Christian youth counselor in the Chicago inner city.
APS At-Large Seat 8
Mark Riley: I love coconut ice cream.
Tom Tidwell: In the mid‐80s, I played competitive softball with Mr. V's Figure 8 traveling team.
Cynthia Briscoe Brown: My campaign signature is brownies because of my passion for chocolate.
APS At-Large Seat 9
Ed Johnson: To get my attention real fast, say "Mustang" or "Blackbird."
Jason Esteves: I like to impress my wife every once in a while by cooking her gourmet Spanish dishes.
Sean Norman: I studied Arabic in High School.
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