For Immediate Release
September 13, 2017
Natalie Hall Qualifies to fill the Vacant Seat for Fulton County Commissioner District 4
Hall’s entry into the race comes with key support from local law enforcement and labor unions
Atlanta, GA- Fulton County, Natalie Hall, the former Chief of Staff to the late Fulton County Commissioner Joan P. Garner and wife of Atlanta mayoral candidate Atlanta City Council member Kwanza Hall, qualified for the seat formerly held by the late Commissioner Garner. Hall is no stranger to District 4. For the past six years, she served as the Chief of Staff to the late District 4 Fulton County Commissioner Joan P. Garner. Hall brings more than 25 years of public and private management experience to the race. The seasoned manager is a firm believer that if elected, her passion and experience will lead the district on a path of continued success.
“The personal fulfillment that I feel when I help people solve the tough problems in our community motivates me to serve the public every day. I look forward to the challenge because I know that each day brings a new opportunity to change lives for the better.”
Natalie Hall’s campaign is focused on some of the key concerns of District 4 citizens. Some of those issues include: fair and accurate property tax assessments, services for the homeless, employment opportunities, access to adequate health care, a balanced budget that serves all of Fulton County, youth development programs, quality of life programs and services for Seniors, access to HIV/AIDS prevention services, as well as developing a more robust support network for our LGBTQ youth community.
“Joan Garner was more than just my commissioner and boss over the past 6-years. She was my friend and neighbor for the past 18 years. Our community suffered a great loss with her passing. As an experienced public servant advocating for all people, I am committed to continuing the work that she and I started together.”
Hall leads the race with key endorsements from local public safety and labor unions where her direct hands on experience affords her a significant advantage over her opponents. One of the groups that Hall most recently worked with is the Fulton County Lodge #64 Fraternal Order of Police. They worked on initiatives designed to improve issues stemming from the growing number of untreated persons living with mental illness that end up in our local jails. Her role as Chief of Staff not only afforded her a bird’s eye view of the need to improve systems of care, but allowed for her direct involvement in bringing together community partnerships to address the issues.
“Ms. Natalie Hall has proven to be a person of integrity and commitment. As Chief of Staff, she held the reigns of the day-to-day operations of the Fulton County Commission District 4 Post during the illness and transition of her former supervisor, the late Commissioner Joan P. Garner, in a most proficient manner. She has collaborated with many of the outstanding, hardworking County employees, many who are members of our Lodge, on job-related issues and has even provided input on policies for Fulton County employees thus improving morale and reducing facility overhead. For these reasons and with pride, the Executive Board of the Fulton County Lodge #64 of the Fraternal Order of Police endorses Ms. Hall for the Fulton County Commissioner of District 4 seat”, Howard L. Billingslea, President.
Hall is also supported by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3. AFSCME is the nation’s largest and fastest growing public services employee’s union with more than 1.6 million working and retired members. AFSCME’s members provide the vital services that make America happen. The members are nurses, corrections officers, child care providers, EMTs, sanitation workers and more. With members in hundreds of different occupations, AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public service and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.
“We, the members of AFSCME Local 3, representing Fulton/Dekalb County employees do fully and wholeheartedly endorse Natalie Hall, for the Fulton County District 4 seat. We believe that she will continue to work in the best interest of all citizens of Fulton County, by supporting the initiatives that Former Commissioner Joan P. Garner fought so hard for, such as, employees’ rights and fair treatment in the work place with decent wages, access to healthcare for all Fulton County citizens. For these reasons and much more she is our choice”, Kathy Chatman, President AFSCME Local 3.
DaVena Jordan, Campaign Director
Official Campaign Headshot-Natalie Hall, Fulton County Commissioner District 4 Candidate
Pictured Left to Right: Howard Billingslea, President, FOP Lodge #64, Natalie Hall, Fulton County Commissioner District 4 candidate, Kathy Chatman, President, AFSCME Local 3, Fred Allen, 2nd Vice President, FOP Lodge #64
Natalie Hall Fulton County Commissioner District 4 candidate pictured with AFSCME Local 3 and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #64 members.