Mosely plans to run for re-election
Published 11:00 am Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Decatur County Commissioner Dr. David C. “Butch” Mosely recently announced his plans to run for re-election to his District 2 seat.
Mosely has served as a commissioner since 2005 and is seeking re-election to his third term. District 2 covers eastern Decatur County and the City of Climax.
“I enjoy serving,” Mosely said. “I get a personal satisfaction out of helping people solve their problems.”
Mosely said he hopes the county continues to work to improve its public image, which he noted has been damaged by recent controversy around spills and other issues at the county’s wastewater treatment plant. That turmoil led to the resignation of former County Administrator Tom Patton in late February; Gary Breedlove currently serves as the interim county administrator.
“I want to make sure that we bring in a new county administrator at the appropriate time,” Mosely said. “I am proud of the job that Col. Breedlove is doing. I believe our public image is already improving, and I want to do my part to continue and improve that public image. I won’t cover up issues.”
Mosely is a retired educator, with more than 36 years of experience. He began his career as a teacher and coach, then served as a high-school principal for 10 years before being elected the Decatur County School Superintendent in 1985. He served in that post for five years, and later served as the Glynn County school superintendent. He has also been an interim superintendent for school systems in Carroll, Mitchell and Douglas counties.
Mosely has operated his own business, a consulting firm, since his initial retirement from the education field in 2002.
“I feel like I have a wealth of experience, including years in both education and business,” he said. “I feel like I bring a good background to this position, and I’m not afraid to address the issues important to our county.”
Mosely and his wife June have been married for 45 years and have two children and six grandchildren. Mosely is a member of Climax Methodist Church, where he serves as chairman of the finance committee. He also serves on the board of directors of the Methodist Home for Children and Youth, which serves as a home for south Georgia children in need.