Ellen Warren to seek second term
By Tara DeRock Mahoney
Senior Staff Writer
Ellen Warren, county commissioner for District Four, announced this week that she will run for re-election this fall in her southwestern Morgan district. Warren ran as an independent candidate and won her county government seat in the fall of 2004.
“It takes all of us to make our county what it is,” she said at a town hall meeting last Monday. “I’ve been honored to be your commissioner and to serve you, and I hope to continue to do that.” Warren spoke briefly of some of the county’s major accomplishments over the past four years, including the adoption of a new set of zoning regulations; the completion of the multi-million-dollar courthouse renovation; the purchase of the Creamery for an administrative building; a county-wide property tax re-evaluation; a new SPLOST referendum; the purchase of the former Denon building as the site for a new jail; renovated fire stations; and a hospital that is “on-track, and in the black,” as Warren said. “Our county is growing, and will grow,” said Warren. “We just need to make sure that we maintain our quality of life.”