Frank Spears considers vacant Columbia County commission seat

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Wednesday, March 6, 2014

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) -- "I learned a lot about myself, I learned a lot about the county, I learned a lot about how to be a good commissioner," said Frank Spears, former District One Commissioner.

But what makes a good commissioner?

"I think it's very important to be honest," he said.

Ask Frank Spears if he's considering running for the seat and he'll say he might be up for the challenge.

"I think it's time for healing, I think it's a time to bring integrity and balance back to district three," he said.

Spears was the commissioner in district one from 1999 to 2003, at the time, supporting a controversial storm water fee that paid to replace drain pipes and lower pollution.

"At the time, there was a storm water utility and some people felt strongly that that was not the right thing to do," said Spears.

In 2002, he lost his seat to Steve Brown.

"I'm going to take all of those experiences and put them together, and do the very best I can for the citizen's of district three," he said.

But it could be November before the county can hold that special election to replace Charles Allen, leaving the seat open for close eight months.

"There are a large group of folks that need representation, and they need representation soon," said Spears.

Chairman, Ron Cross says, "They'll have representation from my position because I represent the entire county."

And he says the more time to find an ideal candidate, the better.

"District three is not usually involved with a lot of issues," said Cross.

For Spears, living in district three means more than just about the major issues, it's about the smaller ones too.

"They want to have a great place to live, work, and play, and that's the job of the government," said Spears.


COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) -- Frank Spears is considering a run for the now-vacant District 3 seat on the Columbia County Commission, he said Thursday.

The seat was left empty when Charles Allen resigned earlier this week.

Spears has been a State Farm agent since 1982 and has served as a Columbia County Commissioner from 2000-2004, according to his State Farm webpage.

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