Bulloch County Commissioner Ray Mosley announced this week he intends to run for re-election to the District 1A post.
Mosley was appointed by Bulloch County's Superior Court judges in 2004 to serve six months of an unexpired term of former Commissioner Gordon Alston after Alston's death. In 2010, he was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Commissioner George Jackson by Bulloch County's Superior Court judges. Then, in 2012, Mosley was elected to serve as seat 1A commissioner.
He said he was honored to have been appointed twice to serve after such leaders.
"What an awesome experience it was to serve and represent these great men of integrity," he said.
Mosley hopes to continue serving Bulloch County residents as commissioner, working toward improving what he believes is already a great county, he said. His personal mission is "to live and work in a manner that will impact those around him in a positive way," he said. Quoting Horace Mann, he said, "Character is what God and the angels know of us; reputation is what men and women think of us."
Mosley was born in Bulloch County and grew up in the area, attending public schools. In 1983, he married Odean Smart of Allendale, South Carolina, and the couple has two adult children, Talana LaRae Hobbs and Andrew Thurston Mosley, as well as one grandchild, Moriah Janae Hobbs.
The family attends Banks Creek Primitive Baptist Church, where Mosley serves as the chairman of the deacon ministry.
He spent more than 30 years in the manufacturing industry and currently works for Brodie Meter LLC as plant manager. He is also a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. In his free time, he enjoys reading, mentoring youth, gardening, cooking, serving as a handyman for the elderly and participating in many community projects.
Mosley serves as a member of the ACCG Interlocal Risk Management Agency board of trustees and as a volunteer at Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center as chairman for the its Advisory Council. He also served as the American Red Cross Minority Recruitment Blood Drive chairman for Bulloch County, where his primary function was, and still is, "to recruit minority groups to help sponsor and/or participate in local blood drives," he said.
Mosley has served on the board of directors for many organizations, including United Way of Southeast Georgia, Ogeechee Area Hospice and Homebound Services. He also served as a board member for the Coastal Regional Commission District 12 and has served on the Bulloch County Planning and Zoning Commission.
He is a past recipient of the Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Award and the George Jackson Public Service Award.