Three candidates are running for chair of the Fulton County commission

Keisha Waites, who is running for the chair of Fulton County, speaks to a group of people during a candidate forum at the Cliftondale Community Club in College Park, Monday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Atlanta. BRANDEN CAMP/SPECIAL
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Keisha Waites, who is running for the chair of Fulton County, speaks to a group of people during a candidate forum at the Cliftondale Community Club in College Park, Monday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Atlanta. BRANDEN CAMP/SPECIAL

The three candidates to run Fulton County government are trying to convince voters that their vision for the county is the one to follow.

Robb Pitts, the former county commissioner, has touted his previous experience on the Fulton board.

Keisha Waites, the former state representative, has highlighted her background working across the aisle at the state Capitol.

And Gabriel Sterling, the Sandy Springs councilman, has focused on his plans to right-size county government after five new cities formed, beginning with Sandy Springs.

The new chair of Fulton County has the opportunity to shape the future of county government in a unique way. Aside from 7.5 square miles of mostly industrial land in south Fulton, the rest of the county is entirely municipalized. Fulton County could become the only county in the state of Georgia that isn’t responsible for city services.

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