MDJ Around Town:
CANDIDATE ANNOUNCEMENT: Another candidate has announced their intention to run for Marietta’s governing body. M. Carlyle Kent, a real estate broker, told us he will seek the Ward 5 seat, currently held by Reggie Copeland. Copeland has not responded to our questions asking whether he plans to seek another term.
Kent’s platform is focused around reducing crime, attracting economic development, working with the Marietta Housing Authority to provide affordable housing to public employees (police, fire, teachers, etc.), bettering education and increasing transparency.
A Virginia native, Kent told Around Town he has sold homes in metro Atlanta for 17 years and previously worked for Westinghouse, AT&T and others. He is a member of Zion Baptist Church.