Name: Larry Troutman
How long have you lived in Lawrenceville? In what part(s) of town?: 21 years Cremac Plantation
What is your occupation?: Professional Auctioneer/ CEO/Atlanta Auction Company and Chairman of the Board Atlanta Academy of Auctioneers
What is your educational background?: 2-years college
Tell us about your family: Married to Lucy 3 Sons/ 4 grandchildren
Have you ever held or ran for any other elected office? If so what and when?: No
How have you been involved in Lawrenceville politics and the community?: Yes
What inspired you to run for city council?: Our city Government needs a change of direction and more council members that have a long term business backgrounds.
What do you think is the most pressing issue Lawrenceville faces and needs to address?: Keeping our small businesses here and not running them off with frivolous rules and regulations.
What are your long-term goals for the city?: Build a strong business community and better quality of life for all citizens. Promote a strong desire for citizens to stay in Lawrenceville because we care as a city council.
Better roads and public safety in our streets and neighborhoods. Keep improving our streets and infrastructure ahead of the growth that we can have if managed with careful planning for our city.
Is there anything else you want to add?: As a business owner for more than 40 years I know what it is to keep a small business going: Hard Work, Endless Hours, A Need for solid support from our city council, only rules and regulations that will not take away from our business.
We need to focus on stopping the influx of families that are living in a single family homes.
No more Child Care in Residential subdivisions.
Curtail the excessive speeding on our streets. Let's all remember that we are the county seat of our county and we need to forget about what surrounding cities are doing and focus on what will set us apart in the future.
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