Air Force master sergeant and teacher Michael Rhett is making a second try to join the Cobb County Commission this July, on a platform of lower taxes and economic revitalization.
A post at Dobbins brought Rhett to Cobb in 1992, where he still works in personnel and training. In 2004 he earned a doctorate in education from the University of Georgia. He’s also a vocational education teacher at the Fulton County Department of Housing and Community Development. He teaches women who are survivors of abuse or other displacements life skills like personal finance and resume writing.
Rhett volunteers with several civic organizations including the Cobb SPLOST Oversight Committee, the American Legion and the NAACP.
The biggest issues in the South Cobb District 4 race, he said, are lower taxes and economic revitalization.
“Do both of those,” he said, “they work hand in hand.” Declining proprety values