Gaines, Hudgins to seek reelection to county commission


Gloria Gaines

ALBANY, Ga. — A pair of Dougherty County Commission incumbents say they want another term in their respective seats on the commission.

District 5 Representative Gloria Gaines and District 1 Commissioner Lamar Hudgins have said they will seek re-election.

Neither has had an immediate challenger announce plans to run against them.

In an email to The Herald, Gaines, a Democrat, expressed her gratitude to the people of District 5 for the honor of serving them for the past four years.

In addition to her direct duties as a commissioner, Gaines also represents the county on the Citizens Transportation Committee for the Dougherty Area Regional Transportation Study, as vice chair of the Southwest Georgia Regional Commission, as second vice chair of the Federal Committee of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia, and she also serves on the ACCG Policy Council.

Gaines said she believes she’s represented her constituents well on issues like the county budget and tax initiatives, consolidation, zoning, code enforcement, comprehensive planning, road resurfacing, health and public safety.


Lamar Hudgins

Hudgins, a Republican, also told The Herald that he will seek another four-year term in office.

Hudgins is the second-longest serving commissioner currently on the board behind Jack Stone, and was first sworn in on Jan 1, 1993.

Currently the chair of the commission’s Finance Subcommittee, Hudgins also serves on the board of managers for District 10 of the ACCG and sits on the county’s Retirement Plan Subcommittee.

Hudgins also is the commissioner assigned to the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission.

The only other commission seat up for re-election is the one held by Muarlean Edwards, but Edwards has announced that she will run against Carol Fullerton for state House District 153.


Kay523 3 years, 6 months ago

these two Commissioners have done well. I don't think anyone could have stopped Phoebe, or stopped the increased property tax assessments. Not sure how they voted on consolidation.


Justice4Moma 3 years, 6 months ago

No offense ment,but we need new blood in All Offices in Albany.


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