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Gurr declines to run again

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - In a surprising announcement Wednesday morning, Ward Three Commissioner Morris Gurr annpounced that he won't seek a second term.  

Gurr's term expires at the end of the year.   He says he ran four years ago only after much careful thought and prayer.

After praying about his political future, he's decided not to run for re-election. Gurr is pastor of Christian Covenant Church and plans to spend a more time there, but he also plans to remain active in Ward three when his term ends.

"I trust the Lord. Evidentally he's got someone in mind that's going to come behind me and fill that seat and I've got to trust that. I'll miss the people of Ward 3. I truly like serving and helping people," Gurr said.

Gurr said he made the decision in May but waited to announce it until after the budget process was complete. He said he made the announcement this early so that anyone interested in running would have time to prepare for the election.

 

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