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Taylor English Decisions Welcomes Rob Hosack

ATLANTA, May 05, 2020 – Taylor English Decisions LLC, the government strategies and economic development affiliate of Taylor English Duma LLP, is pleased to announce the addition of Rob Hosack. Hosack will advise clients on county and city management, with an emphasis on planning, zoning and development.

“We are thrilled to add Rob to the Taylor English Decisions team,” said Earl Ehrhart, chief executive officer of Taylor English Decisions. “He has served the citizens of Cobb County for many years, and we are excited for him to bring his knowledge and skills to serve our clients. Rob has a deep understanding of how counties and cities operate and that will be a great asset to our team and clients.”

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Surge In Absentee Ballot Applications Means Counties Must Verify Thousands of Signatures, WABE

In an article and radio segment featured on April 29, 2020 on WABE, Bryan Tyson provides insight on the ways the State of Georgia is handling the recent surge of absentee ballots ahead of the June 9 Primary election.

As of April 28, nearly 900,000 of the state’s voters requested absentee ballots. Traditionally, only 5% of Georgia voters cast ballots by mail, but that percentage is likely to rise significantly for this year’s primaries amid the COVID-19 pandemic. So how closely are counties examining how people sign their names?

“Most of the time for local officials, it’s just looking to see: does this look like the same person or not? And most election officials are not rejecting signatures if they’re close,” said Tyson.

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Taylor English Decisions’ Daraka Satcher Appointed to Fulton County Board of Ethics

ATLANTA, March 24, 2020 – Taylor English Decisions LLC, the government strategies and economic development affiliate of Taylor English Duma LLP, is pleased to announce Daraka Satcher’s appointment to the Fulton County Board of Ethics, a citizen-appointed board composed of seven city residents, effective February 19, 2020. Nominated by the Gate City Bar Association, the oldest African American Bar Association in the State of Georgia, Satcher will serve a three-year term of office. The Board is selected by legal, business, civic, and educational groups.

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Members of Our Election and Campaign Law team were part of this win in federal court for our client, Gwinnett County, Atlanta Journal & Constitution

Members of Our Election and Campaign Law team were part of this win in federal court for our client, Gwinnett County, Atlanta Journal & Constitution. In the case, the judge ruled Gwinnett doesn’t have to open early-voting locations sooner.

Those who worked on the case were:

1. Bryan Tyson
2. Diane LaRoss
3. Bryan Jacoutot
4. Loree Anne Paradise

The case was filed late Thursday night and the emergency hearing was yesterday afternoon. Judge Grimberg ruled from the bench after hearing arguments and testimony.

To read the article, visit the Atlanta Journal & Constitution.