January 23, 2022

Loco Rio hosts Republican Candidates

Candidates Loco

Pictured above at Saturday’s event are (L-R): District 4 Commission candidate Brannon Gray3rd District Congressional candidate Chip Flanagan, District 5 Commission candidate Yvette Abrahamson, District 2 Commission candidate Keri Denney, District 5 Commission candidate Sandi Allen and District 5 Commission candidate Joe Adams.

(Franklin) — Loco Rio Restaurant on the town square in Franklin hosted a Meet the Candidates event Saturday morning to give citizens an opportunity to interact with local Republican Candidates in the upcoming election day on May 20.

Another Meet The Candidate Event is scheduled at the American Legion on Franklin Parkway next Saturday where the candidates will be given the opportunity to speak for up to 10 minutes each.

Stay tuned to HeardCitizen.com this week for further details on that event.

Early voting continues this week Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM at Heard County Courthouse Room # 14.

The City of Franklin is also offering early voting on the alcohol referendum this week at City Hall. Call City Hall at (706) 675-6623 for more details on times.


  1. It would have been a nice gesture if ALL republican candidates for ALL local races were invited. (I’m just saying……..)

  2. We put out an announcement about the event in the local papers. Due to the fact that our party Chairman is on leave for personal family business, the Vice-Chair is a candidate and did not want to create any drama as with past elections, and the lack of volunteers makes it difficult to operate as a party. We have more Republican Candidates than we do Republican Party Members. If you would like to make a difference I encourage you to show up and find out what you can do. Together we can make a difference.

    Heard County Republican Party

  3. Concerned Citizen says

    I would like to know, as a district 2 resident, what each candidate views as important. I am sure they each have an agenda of what they expect to accomplish while in office. I am curious as the views and objectives of those running in my area. Are people running for personal agendas or are there true areas of concern that they would like to address? I would like to hear their views and opinions. The rec department needs more funding. The kids are using equipment that is a couple years old, at least and had catching equipment that is coming apart. We spend so much money within the county on “trainings” for commissioners it seems once someone takes office they forget who got them there. I am not one vote because of “who you are.” People run on transparency, yet when they get into office it seems do as I say and don’t question me. Heard County residents deserve more. There are many people who are trying to relocate their children to our school systems but are reluctant because our housing market is scarce and jobs are not prevalent here. We deserve industry, jobs within the county and a county that is not overrun with drug use. In the paper yesterday most of the arrests were drug or DUI arrest and the list seems to grow each week. I honestly cannot see any difference within the county and the new commissioner. I would love to see someone who was not afraid to shake some things up and get rid of the “career” commissioners who seem to talk out of both sides of their mouth.

  4. It to me all starts with new faces. The same old people equal the same old problems. We need new face in the commissioner seat and all areas for that matter. Two term should be the case for all offices. After that we go back to our jobs, farms, business and careers. That is what the founding father intended in the fist place.

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