REPUBLICAN Bill Bush Needs Your Vote for Gainesville City Council!

Tuesday is election day so we want to make sure you have all the important details you need before you vote…

When is the election?

Tuesday, November 5th, 7:00am-7:00pm

Where do I go to vote?

Check your registration status and find your polling place here.

Why do I need to vote?

Many of the candidates are running unopposed this year so that leaves two main races to watch:

City Council (Ward 5)

  • William “Bill” Bush (Republican)
  • Juli Clay

Board of Education Member (District 3)

  • Willie Mitchell
  • Chad Payne

Local politics have the greatest effect on your everyday life. The candidates elected to these positions will make many important decisions about the city of Gainesville as its population continues to expand. The city is expected to add 5,000+ residents in the next 5 years and 15,000 in the next 20 years.

The candidates you choose will decide when and where to add more schools, fire houses and Public Safety officials. They will also decide how to improve traffic and infrastructure, and they’ll play a huge role in the development of Downtown and Midtown.

What does Bill Bush support?

While this election is officially non-partisan, Bill Bush wants you to know that he’s the Republican running for City Council (Ward 5). You can read more about his plans for the city here.

See you at the polls!

A Vote for BILL BUSH is a Vote for Gainesville!

Unreservedly pro-GVL: Growth. Vision. Local. A vote for BILL BUSH is a vote for GAINESVILLE!

Growth. Vision. Local.

My political affiliation?

Unreservedly Pro-GVL. A vote for Bill Bush is a vote for Gainesville!

— Bill Bush

Election day is fast upon us! When you arrive at the polls, consider…


Build Stronger Schools & Advanced Learning Opportunities

Design Strong Downtown & Midtown Communities

Increase Parks & Green Spaces and Improve Amenities

Create More Affordable Housing Opportunities at Every Level

Support Small Businesses & Local Business Owners

A vote for BILL BUSH is a vote for GAINESVILLE!

Get out to vote November 5th!


#electbillbush #proGVL

This November, I need your support, as I run for Gainesville City Council, Ward 5. I am Bill Bush, and I am pro-GVL!

I can clearly recall one day as a kid when I decided to become the President. I wanted to live in the big ole White House and do awesome things for the people of America…

From that point forward, my intrigue with politics has grown, developed and transformed into a love for doing the most good I can in my areas of influence. It’s pushed me to travel the world, pursue an MBA and then a second Master’s in Public Administration. I served on the Historic Preservation Committee for Gainesville, and I spent a decade leading a non-profit that recruits volunteers to work in diverse communities.

My wife Ashley and I enjoy spending time at restaurants on the Gainesville Square and building relationships with local Georgia business owners. We even opened a pop-up shop–The Gainesville Collective–for six months last year to help spread the word and increase the reach of local artisans.

I also coach volleyball and have the amazing privilege of working with 300 middle and high school girls from our local neighborhoods. I enjoy teaching them the sport, but I love showing them what it means to be great teammates and preparing them to be productive adults who actively engage in athletics, arts and education in our community.

This November, with support of my wife Ashley, our two dogs pUGA and Marshall and all of you, I am running for Gainesville City Council to represent Ward 5 and the entire beautiful city of Gainesville.

@iambillbush #proGVL



We need a plan for the growth that will happen in our city for the next ten years…

We need not debate whether or not Gainesville SHOULD grow…

What we need is a plan for the growth that IS going to happen in our city during the next 10 years.

— Bill Bush

Local residents place a high value on the “small town feel” of our community. Some folks like to debate whether or not we should grow, but I see a much bigger picture.

Over the last decade, statistics show that Gainesville’s population has grown by more than 10,000 people, and over the NEXT decade, that trend will continue. Experts predict an expansion from 44,000 current residents to more than 60,000 in less than 10 years!

For this reason, Gainesville needs a City Council that will PLAN well to ensure that we grow in ways that protect our small town values and embrace the new opportunities at our doorstep:

  • The Development of Midtown
  • The 4th Side Expansion of Downtown (Square)
  • Available Housing in Every Income Bracket
  • Additional Schools to Accommodate New Families
  • Another Fire House and a Fire Boat
  • More Parks & Green Spaces

As your City Councilman, I will work hard to make sure that Midtown and Downtown grow into places where ALL Gainesville residents feel safe and enjoy spending time with friends and family. I will invest in community initiatives that bring us together, build unity and keep us safe.

I will devote time to maintaining our ISO1 rating for our fire department by building one more fire house and considering the addition of a fire boat to our fleet – something that no other Lake Lanier city has available.


I will make sure the City frequently listens to local businesses and small business owners as we continue to develop retail spaces and infrastructure. I will create spaces where they can be heard and where they can develop relationships with one another because we’re stronger together.

I will also ensure that the quality of housing and education increases proactively instead of decreases by merely reacting to the needs of a larger population without planning for them in advance.

And I will consider the needs of young families as we expand our recreational areas, making sure clean restrooms are available at all of our parks and that we increase opportunities to play with new splash pads for kids and dog parks for our furry friends!

Voter Checklist

Looking for more information about Election Day, November 5th? Check out this info from City of Gainesville

Election Day is November 5th

Looking for more details about Election Day?
Follow this link to see the official City of Gainesville information!!

Knowing Bill Bush for many years now, he is exceptionally smart, very humble, and bold enough in his convictions to be exactly the kind of person who should represent constituents in office.

His ideas and smarts are exactly what Gainesville needs to continue its growth without losing its local and home grown spirit. I look forward to seeing what he accomplishes for his city!

— Tim Fizzell