“I will be the recruiter-in-chief,” he said.
A two-term citywide councilman, Dickens said he hopes the crime plan can help increase his name recognition among Atlanta voters ahead of the Nov. 2 election.
A recent Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll found Dickens had just 5% of support among likely city voters, far behind former Mayor Kasim Reed and City Council President Felicia Moore, who both polled at over 20%. A plurality of voters, about 41%, were still undecided.
While 20% of respondents had a favorable impression of Dickens, about 72% did not know about him.
“Undecideds right now are winning the election. I want to make sure I get out there and shake as many hands as I can,” he said. “Knocking on doors, talking to folks and constantly being in the face of the public to raise my name ID.”