April 13, 2012
Photo by Curt Yeomans
The Clayton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on April 10 to remove a long-time ban on county employees running for county elected offices. Commission Chairman Eldrin Bell (center) said the decision was mainly due to the fact that the ban had never been enforced, anyway.
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An often ignored Clayton County law, that barred county employees from seeking local elected offices, is — as the famous book title goes — “Gone With the Wind.”