District 4 county commissioner and current county commission chairman Johnny Wayne Jowers has announced his intention to seek re-election for the District 4 seat. He made his announcement Wednesday on Facebook. His entire post is below:
“Representing and serving the citizens of Coffee County is one of my greatest passions, and I would like to thank you for allowing me to serve you throughout the years.
“Today, I officially announce my intention to seek re-election as your District 4 Coffee County Commissioner. My goal when elected eight years ago was to improve the future and quality of life for our children and grandchildren.
“As we move forward, this will continue to be my purpose. I currently serve as the Chairman of the Coffee County Commissioners. I also serve on the board of the Southeast Georgia Regional Commission, the Coffee County Health Department Board, the Coffee Regional Medical Center Board, and on the Board of Directors of the Hope Center. I’m a native of Coffee County and married to the former Shanda Purvis. I’m also a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church, where I serve as a deacon.
“As many may know, I retired as Battalion Chief of the Douglas Fire Department following thirty-four years of service, but my service to the community has gone far beyond public safety.
I began my public service in 1974 at the age of 20, when I was elected Justice of the Peace. In 1990, I was elected as the District 3 Coffee County Commissioner and served as Chairman and Vice-Chairman during that time. In 2012, I was elected as your District 4 Coffee County Commissioner and continue to serve in that capacity today.
“This wide range of public service and 46 years of experience has given me a proven record of effective, servant leadership. It has been one of my greatest honors to serve you, the citizens of Coffee County, throughout my life.
“Remember, I am committed to my family and yours to make the quality of life in Coffee County the very best it can be. I sincerely thank you, and may God bless you.”