Statesboro businessman Curt Deal announced Friday he intends to run for Bulloch County Commission Seat 2A.
The seat is currently held by commissioner Carolyn Ethridge, who said last week she will not seek re-election.
Deal has lived in Bulloch County since 1987 and graduated from Statesboro High School in 1990. His family is originally from the area.
“I don’t have an agenda,” he told the Statesboro Herald. Rather, he would focus on continued county progress and “would like to see the community grow and prosper as we bring in more industry to the area,” he said. “I would like to continue the legacy of our great leaders who have served on the Bulloch County commission.”
Deal worked after high school as an apprentice funeral director, then after graduation from the Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Decatur, he returned to Statesboro and worked for Hodges-Turner Funeral Home and the Jake A. Futch Funeral Home as funeral director.
For the past 12 years, he has been a sales representative for the Dodge Company, one of the largest funeral home suppliers in the region, based in Boston, Mass.
Deal is married to Jennie Groover Deal and they have three children - Hannah, Hanson and Halli.
The family are members of Statesboro’s First Baptist Church, where he is a deacon, serves on the finance committee and volunteers with the TV/media ministry team.
He has volunteered for years with the Statesboro-Bulloch Parks and Recreation Department and was named volunteer of the year in 2012.
He is also a past member of the Statesboro Kiwanis Club.
Deal said he is running for office because he wishes “to be an ear to listen and a voice to speak for the people of Bulloch County.”
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.