Marqus Cole, the Democratic challenger for the Gwinnett County Commission District 3, has seen a surge of support in his quest for leadership. Remarkably, his campaign’s first finance report of the year shows that he has raised $34,785 in just 30 days. This amount is notably 17 times greater than what his incumbent rival has managed to gather.
This financial achievement, according to Marqus, is a direct result of his campaign’s dedicated community outreach since he declared his candidacy. By actively engaging and listening to the people in the community over recent months, he has formed a genuine bond with them, which he credits for the enthusiastic backing he’s received.
Marqus underscores the significance of making people feel valued and listened to. He believes this approach energizes people to offer their support. “When people feel heard, they are energized to show support. We are inviting people to help build a movement in our community. They see the positive initiatives we plan to implement in the District, and they want to be involved,” he states. This sentiment is at the core of his campaign.
Beyond his political aspirations, Marqus is known as a family man – a husband and father – as well as an attorney and community advocate. He is proud of his family’s legacy of servant leadership. His campaign is built on principles of smart growth, inclusivity, and green solutions for District 3, which he believes resonate deeply with the electorate.
District 3, which Marqus aims to represent, includes primarily Snellville, along with parts of Dacula, Grayson, Lawrenceville, and Loganville. The primary election for this district is set for Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Marqus views his early campaign success as a significant indicator of a broader movement, one that looks towards the future of Gwinnett.