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Cobb Chairman weighs in on Handel-Ossoff 6th District drama

Cobb County Chairman Mike Boyce struck a conciliatory note  following the 6th District Congressional race that pitted neighbor against neighbor in Atlanta’s affluent northern suburbs.

Boyce endorsed Rep. Karen Handel’s candidacy  in her electoral battle against Democrat Jon Ossoff. The 6th District stretches from north DeKalb, across Fulton to East Cobb, where Boyce resides. 

Boyce said the fact that so many people had strong opinions on the race reflects a strong public interest in the democratic process—”a good thing,” Boyce said Friday.

“It was a well fought campaign and I think the voters had a clear picture of who the two candidates were and what they stood for,” Boyce said. “As far as any acrimony goes, I just tell people that I represent all the people of Cobb County, so even though I clearly was supporting my candidate, both verbally and financially, to me running the county is not a partisan issue, it’s a people issue, and I try to make sure that my actions reflect that.”

Many cast the race as a referendum on President Donald Trump.

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Tempers ran so hot that The Dunwoody Crier asked “Will we still love one another after the polls close?”on its front page this week. 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is currently soliciting your campaign war storiesTell us how the race affected your community, and whether you think things will ever go back to the way they were

Mike Boyce was sworn in as chairman of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners on December 30, 2016. (Video by Bob Andres, edited by Erica A. Hernandez/AJC)

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