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Ellis running for new county commission seat
by Staff Reports
September 25, 2013 11:13 AM | 3029 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Milton resident Bob Ellis has announced his 2014 candidacy for Fulton County Commission District 2, a newly created district that was drawn to correct the long-standing under-representation of the taxpayers in north Fulton. Ellis, an executive with The Chubb Corp., a Fortune 250 company and Warren, N.J.-based international insurance industry, will use his 20-plus years of business experience to help create solutions for Fulton County.

“The issues with Fulton County government have been well-documented and have existed for far too long,” he said. “I’m running to make sure that the residents of District 2 and all of Fulton County have a strong voice leading and working for real solutions to fix Fulton County – and to do it now.”

As commissioner, Ellis said he will work to reduce the tax burden on homeowners, deliver necessary county services with higher quality and greater efficiency, and reduce the size of Fulton County government.

“A dysfunctional Fulton County government is a problem not only for Fulton taxpayers but also for the entire state of Georgia. Fulton County is too big to ignore and too important to the economic vitality of the state,” he said. “I am a collaborative leader who will utilize my leadership and management skills to work with all the affected constituencies – the state, North Fulton cities, my fellow citizens as well as business and community leaders - to find solutions.”

Ellis and his wife Jennifer have three children: Chandler, Lindsey and Nathan. They have lived in Milton for 18 years. The family is active at Northbrook United Methodist Church in Roswell, where Ellis has served as lay leader and chaired the stewardship committee, staff parish relations committee and church administrative council. A native Georgian, Ellis attended the University of Georgia, where he graduated with honors with a bachelor's degree in finance.


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