Christine Vesta offers common sense, willingness to learn council

By Laura Grandt

Third Ward Alderman candidate Christine Vesta said she may lack experience, but she does not lack the willingness to learn the necessary tools for success if she is elected.

Vesta is a rural letter carrier who has been with the U.S. Postal Service for 26 years.

She also is the Republican precinct committeeman, a position she has held for four years. She was at first appointed, then elected to the post.

Vesta served on the Human Relations Commission as well.

“I bring a lot of common sense,” she said. “I don’t know everything there is about this office; I’m trying to learn, but I feel I can handle it.”

Vesta said promoting and controlling industrial growth and the Pleasant Street revitalization are important issues.

“People around here work very hard to keep their yards nice, and a lot of them don’t have the money to take [large trash] away,” Vesta said.

Vesta is endorsed by Fire Department Local 1236, DeKalb County Building Trades, VFW Post 2287 and AMVETS Post 90.

“I think city council needs to be more positive,” she said. “I didn’t like the way the 3rd Ward was being represented, that’s why I decided to run.”

She said residents should vote for her because she has and will continue to listen to the people she would represent if elected. She said she has walked around for almost a year asking questions and listening to answers.

“We need to bring some stability to city council,” Vesta said. “I think the 3rd Ward needs to listen some more and not talk so much.”