Murray announces intention to run for Decatur County Commission

Published 4:28 pm Friday, February 12, 2016

Faceville resident Greg Murray has announced his intention to run for the District 5 seat on the Decatur County Commission.

Murray is the son of Christine and George Edward Murray and a life long resident of Faceville and Decatur County. He gradated from Bainbridge High School in 1972 and attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College where he graduated in 1975 with a degree in Agriculture Technology.

Murray owned and operated Murray Farms with his brother from 1977-2013, where they grew tomatoes. He retired in 2014 and now works for Dollar Farm Products.

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“I am semi-retired and have time to work for county progress,” Murray said. “The County needs to work more efficiently and not continue to raise taxes.”

Murray and his wife Joyce have two daughters, Shiela McLendon and Cathy Willis. He is the past president of the Decatur County Farm Bureau and a past board member of the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Association. Murray also served two terms on the Georgia Vegetable commission and on the Flint-Ochlockonee River Water Council from 2000-12.

“I ran a business with up to 250 people at one time,” Murray said. “I think I know how to work budgets and work people and how to make ends meets. Sometimes you have to work a little short handed with your money and just get by.”

Murray said that his main goal as a county commissioner would be to make sure that the county provides services with as little cost as possible to the taxpayers.

“I feel like the county is going in the right directoion and would like to contribute,” Murray said.

Murray can be reached by telephone at 229-400-3044 or by email at

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