Race for Commission District 1 features rerun between Goodger and Nicholson

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WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – The election for White County Board of Commissioners this year will be a rerun between two Republican candidates who ran for the office in 2010, incumbent Terry Goodger and Jerry Nicholson.

Goodger defeated Nicholson by about 140 votes then and received 58.4 percent of the vote to Nicholson’s 41.6 percent.

NOTE: FYN will have a profile article on Nicholson today.

Goodger, has served as commissioner since 2011. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Southeastern Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Architecture from LSU.

He has an extensive history of public service, having served as chairman of the Downtown Development Authority and Helping Hands Clinic. He also is a member of the American Legion, North Georgia Veterans Society and Woodmen of the World. From 1963-1966, he was a United States Marine who retired with the rank of captain. He is an active member of First Baptist Church of Cleveland where he is a teacher and deacon.

“It has been my honor and privilege to serve as county commissioner for the past nine plus years,” he said. “It’s not a job I take lightly and have approached it with an attitude of ‘How can I make White County a better place to live, work and play.’”

Goodger said he became interested in the urban development of cities during his college years and has used his knowledge along with his vision for the county to be proactive in the development of a growing county.

“I still have that passion to lead in the county development and I would like to continue to serve as county commissioner,” he added.

During his nine-year tenure, Goodger said the county has realized a “dream come true” with the construction of the Appalachian Parkway. “That was 20 years in the making and the final phase is now under construction,” he said. The county has also added a new detention center, sheriff’s office, road department, tax commission office and animal control building during those years

“With the bonds for the detention center being paid off this December, the only other debt we have is for the new ballfields at Yonah Preserve,” he said. “The county is still developing the 1,000-acre site with 10 plus miles of hiking and biking trails. A trail head facility with a picnic area, restrooms, fishing and boating has been built using mostly tourist tax dollars to fund those assets and it has been pay as we go.”

As far as the next four years, Goodger said, building a new courthouse and focusing on business and industry will be top priorities.

“I am excited about what has been accomplished and look forward to continued growth,” he added. “I have been blessed to have received great support during my tenure in office and would appreciate continued vote and support of our citizens.”

 

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Anderson announces run for Dist. 10 State Rep.

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HABERSHAM COUNTY, Ga. – Habersham County Commission Chairman Victor Anderson has announced hit intention to campaign for District 10 State Representative.

Anderson issued the following statement:

“With the announcement by Representative Terry Rogers not to seek re-election, I have decided to run for the District 10 seat in the Georgia House.  Terry has served the citizens of Habersham and White counties with integrity and dedication for almost 10 years.  He is a friend and mentor whose leadership continues to be an asset to Northeast Georgia.

“When I decided not to seek re-election for the District 3 County Commission seat two years ago, I knew in my heart it would be temporary.  I have long desired to serve my family, friends and neighbors in Habersham and White counties.  I believe it is my duty and my time to help protect our conservative values.

“I am a Constitutional Conservative, strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment, pro-life and believe in limited government.  I am a Christian and believe that our nation and laws are rooted in God’s Commandments.

“Governor Kemp has called for making Georgia not only the Best State for Business but the Best State for Small Business.  As a small business owner, I want to help champion this cause.  We need to continue fully funding our education system and return more control to local Boards who understand the needs of the community.  Healthcare, agriculture, tourism and transportation are areas of common concern to all our communities.  My experience in business, county leadership, volunteering and networking make me uniquely qualified to be the best choice to represent the citizens of Habersham and White counties.

“As your Representative, I will listen to your needs and concerns, work to protect our way of life and seek ways to advance our economy while limiting government growth and regulation.

“Kim and I ask for your support, your vote and most importantly, your prayers in this election and beyond.  May God bless you all! [email protected]

 

 

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