Local News

5/24/2012

Candidate to run for commission post

By LOUIE BROGDON

The Brunswick News

A Glynn County business owner qualified Wednesday to run for the Post 2 at-large seat on the county commission.

John Terris, owner of Padgett Business Services franchise in Brunswick, said Wednesday he decided to enter politics after being prodded by customers and friends.

"For years and years and years, I've watched (commissioners) do things and I've wondered, 'Why did they do it this way,'" Terris said. "I decided I would finally get in there and do something about it."

Terris, qualifying as a Republican, said he is entering the political arena with management on his mind and without any set agenda.

"I'm not trying to build a wall on the highway or anything like that," Terris said.

"A lot of politicians get into office saying, 'I'm going to do this, this and this' -- then they realize they can't do any of that. The trick is to do it a little differently."

Terris, an Air Force veteran, said his 20 years of experience with local businesses help him understand the community's needs.

"I know how the county affects people, and I think I can help," Terris said.

Partisan qualifying for county commission posts started Wednesday and will continue through noon Friday.