He's a former school board chairman with aspirations to serve Columbia County in Atlanta.
So, Lee Anderson is setting his sights on the Georgia House of Representatives.
Thursday, the Grovetown man jumped into the race for the District 112 seat currently held by the retiring Bill Jackson. Anderson's announcement came just hours before Columbia County Commission Chairman Barry Fleming announced his candidacy at a press conference. Under the redistricting maps, the district number is 79.
"Our county has grown and prospered because of hard-working citizens and conservative leadership," Anderson said. "Individuals that know me recognized that I sincerely care about our local families and businesses and understand my desire to maintain our excellent quality of life. My dedication, conservative family values and concern for our citizens will be reflected in the decisions I make when I am elected their representative."
Anderson, a life-long resident of Columbia County, lives in Grovetown with his wife, Donna, and two children.
He's a former two-term Columbia County Board of Eduction trustee and served as chairman of the board in 1989. He is currently president of the Columbia County Farm Bureau.
If elected, he said he pledges to work "for" voters, not "against them. And he promises to continue Jackson's "visionary leadership."
"Columbia County has prospered because of the pro-active initiatives of Rep. Jackson," he said.
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