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For the Record
Frank Myers served as chief political strategist for Jim Wetherington, who was running for Mayor of Columbus, Georgia. Wetherington defeated the incumbent mayor by 9 percentage points. Also, during that very same election cycle, Frank served in the same capacity for political newcomer Jerry “Pops” Barnes who defeated a three-term incumbent on the Columbus City Council in a run-off election by a healthy 12 point margin.
Frank was called upon by Mayor Wetherington to serve as chief political strategist for a Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) referendum in Columbus. At the time, gasoline was selling for over $4.00 per gallon. The campaign sought approval of a permanent tax to fund public safety and infrastructure projects. This tax, which had failed 60-40% just four years earlier, passed in landslide fashion, garnering a staggering 61% of the vote!
A group of Columbus business and educational leaders asked Frank to serve as the chief political strategist for a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) campaign to benefit the Muscogee County School District. In the months before the election, most politically astute citizens in Columbus gave this referendum little chance of passage due to infighting and conflict within the local board of education. However, Frank devised the concept of “The New Day Campaign,” and engineered this successful political effort. The 2009 SPLOST passed by a very comfortable 14 point margin – 57% to 43%.
It’s All About Results
2010: Columbus Mayor Jim Wetherington did not seek reelection, despite being wildly popular with the voters for keeping his major promise and greatly reducing the crime rate. With Frank’s assistance, Pops Barnes was reelected to the Columbus Council against two opponents. Pops won the election with over 64% of the vote.
2012: Frank was hired by a group of business leaders to plan and execute the Transportation Investment Act (“TSPLOST”) campaign for the River Valley Region. Only three of twelve regions in the State of Georgia passed this initiative. Under Frank’s direction, the River Valley Region amassed the highest winning percentage in the state with a 54.27% “yes” vote, carrying 8 of the 16 counties in the region by landslide margins!