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Published on February 11th, 2014 |

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Tom Lowe will not run for Fulton Commission again

Ten-term District 4 Fulton County Commissioner Tom Lowe, who represents Buckhead, Sandy Springs and part of Roswell, announced last week at the board of commissioners’ meeting that he will not seek reelection this year.

Tom Lowe

“I’m in my 40th year of service and have not missed any regular meetings,” Lowe, 85, said in a statement. “That is 470 meetings so far. … I think the greatest thing in the world is to know when your time is up. I’ve got to spend more time with my family and it’s time for me to go. I offer my best wishes to each and every one of you [on the board] and my staff. Thanks so much for 40 good years.”

Chairman John Eaves thanked Lowe for his service to the residents of north Fulton.

Lowe also served on the Atlanta-Fulton County Water Board and on the Fulton County Pension Board. He has advocated for support of Grady Memorial Hospital.

Qualifying for candidates in the Republican primary election is in the spring. It is expected to be a hotly contested race to see who will replace Lowe, who was first elected to the commission in 1974.

Among those who have filed notices of intent to run are former Atlanta Councilman Lee Morris; Cory Ruth, a former state GOP steering committee member for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential bid, John Stoj, who ran for the Sandy Springs City Council District 6 seat last year, and Bernie Tokarz, a Republican political operative.

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