Retired Army Col. Gibbons to run for county commission

Retired Army Col. Gibbons to run for county commission

Retired U.S. Army Col. Edward “Edge” Gibbons (photo above) during public comments at the Feb. 15 meeting of the Peachtree City Council announced his run for the District 3 seat on the Fayette County Commission as a Republican.

Current District 3 Commissioner Steve Brown is in his second four-year term and has indicated on several occasions that he will not seek re-election.

The retired colonel and former Raytheon program manager has been a resident of Peachtree City since 2008.

“It was an honor to serve our country for 27 years and it would be my privilege to serve the people of District 3 on the Fayette County Board of Commissioners,” Gibbons said in a letter to the editor. “As your commissioner, listening, learning, and leading will be my watchwords. I will listen to your concerns; I will learn from you each day as we confront the challenges that face our community; and I will bring conservative, common sense leadership to the board on your behalf.”

Gibbons said, “As a proud alumnus of the greatest team in the world, the United States military, I intend to work together with the Fayette County and Peachtree City teams, our mayor, our council, my fellow board members, the county administrator and the people of District 3 to ensure that your voice is heard in a manner that makes us proud of our community.”