County Commission District 3
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, 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.”