County Com­mis­sion District 3

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Ste­fanie Drake Bur­ford, In­cum­bent

Polk County com­mis­sion’s 2016 chair has not yet filed pa­per­work with the Board of Elec­tions declar­ing her in­tent to run again, but we ex­pect fil­ings com­ing in March when qual­i­fy­ing be­gins from the District 3 com­mis­sioner.

She de­feated Reynolds pre­vi­ously and will likely seek a se­cond term.

Larry Reynolds

Larry Reynolds, a Rock­mart res­i­dent, seeks to run against Bur­ford for the District 3 seat in the com­ing Repub­li­can pri­mary.

Reynolds was pre­vi­ously a county com­mis­sioner pre­vi­ously af­ter be­ing elected onto the board in 2008 and was de­feated in the 2012 Repub­li­can pri­mary.

“I still feel like I have a con­tri­bu­tion to make, es­pe­cially in lead­er­ship de­ci­sion mak­ing in Polk County,” he said. “I feel like with the in­volve­ment I have in the com­mu­nity, I have an on-hand ex­pe­ri­ence and knowl­edge of peo­ple’s prob­lems and what they’re re­ally fac­ing.”

He prom­ises to be “com­pletely in­de­pen­dent in de­ci­sion mak­ing in Polk County with­out ow­ing any­one ei­ther fi­nan­cially or po­lit­i­cally.”

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