Wow! Thank you so much, Canton voters! I am honored that you are sending me back to serve you on the Canton City Council with 60% of the vote.

Thank you to my opponents, Kathy Strom and Bob Reilly, for a clean, upstanding race.

Thank you to everyone who voted for me, who donated to my campaign, who put signs at their homes and businesses, who worked on my campaign, who sent well wishes and prayers. This win is for us all. It was a team effort.

John and I are headed out to pick up signs, and I'm ready to help move #CantonForward!

Vote for JoEllen Wilson. Canton GA city council.

Please vote for JoEllen Wilson – Canton City Council

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“I have lived in Ward 1 of the City of Canton for 51 years and do not want to live anywhere else.  I have served the residents of Canton on City Council for 5 terms and was Mayor Pro-Tem for 2 terms.  I always listen to my constituents when making decisions affecting all my neighbors – not just Ward 1 – but the entire City.  I have a vision for this great City, which includes controlled growth, working to achieve a RiverWalk along the one of our most treasured assets - the Etowah River, continue to connect the trail system throughout the City, help locate retail and commercial businesses within our City and work toward preserving the rich and beautiful heritage we enjoy.

I am an independent thinker.  I believe in property owners rights, as long as they do not negatively affect their neighbors, in being a ‘squeaky wheel’ with Ga. DOT to help widen Highway 140 N, to look at traffic issues when considering new development and to listen to my constituents when making decisions that affect all of us.  I work for the Citizens of Canton, Georgia and I am very thankful for the trust they have shown in me.

I understand the challenge of being a City Council Member.  I study each issue, listen to many different opinions carefully and review City documents before making decisions.  I know with each issue, there will be opposition.  I try to defer on the side of what is best and right for the majority of citizens.  Making such significant decisions requires study, listening to new ideas, hearing from those with prior knowledge, planning ahead and just good common sense.  This job does not assure you can please everyone.  It means you have a vision, while reflecting on the past and learning everything possible about current issues before voting on subjects that reflect future reality.  “



Community Minded

JoEllen has been involved in the Canton community for 51 years. A retired vice president of Reinhardt University and active member of Canton FUMC, JoEllen believes in service and building a strong community everyone can enjoy.

Meet JoEllen


Experienced in city government operations, community relations and business development, JoEllen is knowledgeable in the operations of city government. She will not have a learning curve, one of the many reasons she is perfect for the job.

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Consensus Builder

Being a part of a governing body means knowing how to be a strong team member who is respectful of fellow council members. JoEllen has a strong history of building relationships and casting votes that reflect the best decision for the city of Canton.

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