Del’Avant Hosts LaGrange Council Candidates
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council. McCamey is a graduate of LaGrange High and West Georgia College. Mc-Camey serves as Minister of Music at First Baptist Church Fannin Street and is an active member of numerous boards and committees. McCamey is also an active participant in the Sons of Lafayette choral group.
Bobby Traylor is seeking his fifth term on the District 1C post of the City Council. Although retired, Traylor and his family have had a business in LaGrange for the past 69 years. Traylor now serves as a full-time volunteer with the Downtown LaGrange Development Authority, Chamber of Commerce Diplomats, First Baptist Church on the Square, Union Masonic Lodge, La-Grange Shrine Club, and the Troup County Crime Stoppers. As a City Council Member, Traylor has served as chairman of all of the committees of the council, and twice as the chairman of the Georgia Municipal Association Fourth District. He and his wife, Martha, have three children, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Nathan Gaskin is seeking election to the District 2C post of the City Council. Gaskin moved to LaGrange after high school and is a graduate of West Georgia Technical College Fire Science Program. Gaskin is one of the first employees hired to implement the Georgia Heroes System, which helps keep our roadways safe by responding to traffic incidents. Gaskin is retired from Delta Airlines and now volunteers as a youth mentor. He and his wife, Denise, have four children and three grandchildren.
Mark Mitchell is seeking election to the District 1C post of the City Council. Mitchell is a lifelong resident of Troup County. Mitchell attended Troup County schools and completed the Professional Criminal Justice Certificate program at Columbus State University.
Mitchell began his career in public safety with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office in 1984, before joining the Georgia State Patrol in 1994. Mitchell currently holds the rank of Lieutenant with the State Patrol and has earned more than 4,500 hours of public safety training. He and his wife, Diana, have two children. They operate Phase 2 Hair Salon and a commercial real estate rental business in LaGrange and are active members of First Baptist Church on the Square.
Richard Kimbrough, who is seeking election to the District 2B post of the City Council, was unable to attend the event due to a work conflict.
The candidates were asked questions on a wide variety of topics including the new race relations initiative and the street gang problem to economic and residential growth.
Early voting has begun at the Troup County Government Center. The polls will be officially open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, November 3.
Dr. W.T. Edmondson