I am thrilled to announce we have received another key endorsement. Former Atlanta City Councilwoman Clair Muller has just endorsed our campaign. This is incredibly exciting news. Clair was a leader during her time on Council, particularly on transit, water and sewer matters, and bigger regional issues. She has given so much to Atlanta and I’m honored to have her support.
The full media release announcing this key endorsement is below.
Transit Leader, Former Buckhead-area Councilwoman Backs Peter Aman for Mayor
With Clair Muller Endorsement, Buckhead Continues Movement Towards Aman
Clair Muller, a former District 8 Atlanta City Councilwoman and Atlanta Regional Commission board member, has endorsed Peter Aman for mayor. She is active on the ARC’s Strategic Relations Committee and supportive of the new regional competitiveness strategy that focuses on education and regional development.
“Atlanta is on the verge of becoming a victim of our success. Our city’s population is expected to double in just a few years. Peter is the one candidate who understands the need for a regional approach to solving our traffic challenges through transit and expanded transportation options,” said Muller. “With up to $14 billion dollars in transportation infrastructure spending in the hands of the next mayor, we would all be better off with an experienced leader like Peter Aman guiding the ship.”
Muller represented Buckhead’s District 8 on the Atlanta City Council for 20 years before passing the baton to the current seat holder and Aman endorser, Councilwoman Yolanda Adrean. Muller served on every City Council committee specializing in utilities and transportation, chairing the Transportation Committee for 5 years and Utilities Committee for 7 years, including the period when the two committees were combined.
Councilwomen Muller and Adrean have served with five of the current candidates for mayor (Hall, Lance-Bottoms, Mitchell, Norwood, and Woolard).
Aman has declared transportation and mobility are key challenges immediately facing the next mayor. As Atlanta’s former Chief Operating Officer, Peter helped improve the city’s finances, clearing the path for more transit and transportation funding.
“We cannot afford to get it wrong. There is no silver bullet solution to less congestion,” said Aman. “We must support MARTA, we must expand light rail, especially east to west, and we have to work with our neighboring transit agencies to make it seamless and convenient for people to move in, out and around Atlanta without using a car.”
Muller’s list of accomplishments is long. As a councilmember, she helped design Atlanta’s recycling program, worked with Mayor Shirley Franklin to lead the sewer repair efforts, and served on the ARC for 14 years. Muller enthusiastically voted for the Atlanta Beltline and has been an active supporter of its expansion and completion.
A fiscally conservative Democrat, Muller consistently voted against tax increases and returned more than $200,000 in unused funds back to the city.
“I sincerely appreciate the faith Clair has placed in me. I will work to make sure her faith and the faith of the voters is well placed. As mayor, you can count on me to advance Atlanta for everyone” Aman added.