VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –A veteran Lowndes County Commissioner is stepping away from politics.
Richard Lee won't seek re-election.
He says he wants to devote more time to his full-time job at Valdosta State University.
Lee has been on the commission 14 years and says he's most proud of major projects completed in that time including the judicial administrative complex, the Staten Road bridge, and water and sewer improvements.
"I've always believed that government is a sojourn that none of us own the positions, we're not professional politicians. We're servants to the community and we serve for a season and then move on," said Lee.
Richard Raines, a pharmaceutical representative, has already announced he'll run for the district 2 seat.