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Gaines is newest Dougherty County Commissioner

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By Len Kiese - bio | email

December 2, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - There was only one Dougherty County runoff race after the November elections.

Gloria Gaines will be the newest Dougherty County Commissioner. She got nearly 62-percent of the vote in her runoff against Henry Brown.

Neither candidate got enough votes four weeks ago to secure a victory. That was a special election to fill the District 5 seat left vacant when Commissioner Art Searles died over the summer. Gaines says she's ready to serve.

"I'm enthusiastic about it but at the same time, I realize that I have quite a responsibility to the citizens of District 5. But I look forward to it. I really do. I'm happy about it," said Gaines.

Gaines is a former transportation consultant. As a commissioner she wants to focus on the economy and bringing jobs to the area. She'll be sworn in next Monday.

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