TIFTON — Paul Webb has announced his intention to run for the Tift County Board of Commissioners District 3 seat.
The seat was most recently held by Tony McBrayer, who will have to relinquish the seat to run for the chairman seat on the board.
“I hope to use my experience as both a nurse and private businessman to help serve the great people of Tift County,” Webb said in a press release. “I am a strong fiscal conservative and plan to be a steward of the taxpayer dollars. My 20 plus years of nursing service has given me the opportunity to work with people of all walks of life and I know how to work with others to help progress the common good.
“If I am given the honor to serve the wonderful people of Tift County, I promise that I will lead with an open mind and a strong desire to work with everyone for the wellbeing of our great community. It would be my honor to serve the wonderful people of Tift County as we continue to move forward. I kindly and humbly ask for your vote on May 19 for Tift County Commissioner District 3.”
Webb was born and raised in Tifton and graduated from Tift County High School. Upon graduation, he served one tour of duty in the United States Marine Corps, after which he graduated with honors from Darton State College with an Associate Degree of Science in Nursing.
His nursing career began at Tift Regional Medical Center, working in many capacities in healthcare, including several years of senior leadership positions during his 20 year career, the release states.
“It was in these 20 plus years of service that I developed a passion for helping other people,” Webb said.
Webb was born and raised on a farm and now owns and operates Backroad Farms, LLC with his wife, Cindy, both of whom are current members of the North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association. The farm grows commercial blackberries and pecans.
They have one daughter, Lakyn, and are looking forward to welcoming son-in-law Wesley Hunter to the family. Both Cindy and Lakyn are registered nurses and work in the healthcare field.