Will Melvin Davis Seek Re-election?
The current chairman of the Oconee County Board of Commissioners plans to make an announcement next month.
Melvin Davis, who has served as chairman of the Oconee County Board of Commissioners for 12 years, has yet to make an announcement about whether he plans to seek a fourth term.
"I love what I do," he told Patch last week. "I know it doesn't always make everyone happy." Davis is the current president of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia.
If Davis seeks re-election, he will have opposition. Post 4 Commissioner Chuck Horton plans to run for chairman. As commissioners, both Horton and Davis worked with other local and state officials to close the major economic development deal that is bringing a Caterpillar plant and thousands of jobs to the Oconee-Athens area.
Sarah Bell, who lost to Davis in 2008 by about 100 votes, has also said she's likely going to give it another try.
Davis said he expects to announce his decision in early or mid-March.
Candidate qualifying for the July 31 primary will be May 23-25.
Should Melvin Davis retire or run for another term? Tell us what you think and why in the comments below.