District 4 Commission seat to be up for grabs
by Halei Lamb | March 1, 2017 8:59 am
On Thursday, Feb. 23, current District 4 commissioner Rusty Lane announced his intent to not seek re-election to the Emanuel County Board of Commissioners. Though his term won’t expire until December 31, 2018, Lane opted to announce his intention early enough to give potential candidates time to “study and pray” on the matter. Qualifying for the seat will be held March 2018.
“I will be ready for someone with fresh ideas and ample time to take the position,” he explained. Lane said that as his children grow older and his business interests expand, time the position deserves is hard to come by. Nonetheless, his commitment as an active board member will not waver. “Even though I’m not running again, I’m still the county commissioner for District 4. I plan to work harder these last two years to help the fine people of Emanuel County. If I can ever help anyone, please feel free to call me on my cell, 478-455-1861.”
Lane’s commission tenure dates back several years. He initially campaigned for District 4 in April 2010. He defeated the incumbent and served faithfully until 2014. When the polls opened again for re-election, he saw no opposition and held on to his seat.