Happy Birthday Ed Lindsey

Facebook tells me today is the birthday of Ed Lindsey. Before we get into municipal runoffs, let’s give him the shout out he deserves.

I first got to know Ed when he was the Minority Whip. Few people appreciate what it meant for a Republican who lives deep within the Perimeter to win the trust of colleagues who view all things ITP with great skepticism. It takes someone like him – a pragmatic statesman dedicated to solving problems – to win that position. He served his constituents and his colleagues well.

A few years ago he decided to make a run for Congress. Convincing voters in Cherokee and Bartow Counties that someone from Atlanta was one of them proved a bit more difficult in the short time of a GOP primary. Ed didn’t win, but he’s remained active. He ended up working on a transportation study committee that ultimately led to HB 170, breaking a logjam on the ability to address traffic jams. As his ads said, “Ed delivers”.

These days, he’s now at the mega firm Dentons, and is a credit to the profession of lobbying. It’s a different form of involvement in the process, but one that he’s perfectly suited for. I’m proud to continue to call him a friend, contributor, board member, and all around good guy.

Y’all wish him the appropriate happy birthday he deserves.

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Ellynn
Ellynn

Happy Birthday Ed… Stop by more. We (or at least ‘I’) miss your insight.

Zack Lindsey
Zack Lindsey

Yes! Happy birthday to the old man!

Teri
Teri

Happy birthday to Ed!