Frady passes on race for reelection; ‘I think it’s time to retire’
Fayette County Commission Chairman Herb Frady announced Tuesday that he will not be seeking reelection for his Post 2 seat. The decision ends 20 years as a member of the commission.
“I’m not going to run,” Frady said, noting the qualifying period that runs through Friday. “I’ve been here 20 years and I think it’s time to retire. I wanted to make sure everyone understood that.”
Frady’s announcement came one day before qualifying for his seat on the commission. The terms for the Post 1 seat held by Commissioner Robert Horgan and the Post 3 seat held by Commissioner Lee Hearn are also expiring in 2012.
So far, the only announced candidate for the Post 2 slot is David Barlow of Tyrone, who has not held elective office before.
Reflecting on the time on the commission, the 81-year-old Frady said, “I’ve enjoyed it. It’s been a good thing for me and my family.”
Prior to his time on the commission Frady served on the City Council and as mayor of Peachtree City.
Once his term is over at the end of the year Frady said he and his wife plan to travel.
Frady has been a resident of Fayette County since 1975.