The chairman of the Bryan County Development Authority declared his candidacy for county commission Thursday. He intends to seek the District 2 seat currently held by Blondean Newman. Her term expires this year and she has said she will not seek re-election.
In a press release announcing his intention, Akins said he decided to run for the seat after discussions with family and friends.
"I feel that the experience I have gained from my service to the county as a member and chairman of the Bryan County Planning and Zoning Commission and as a member and current chairmen of the Development Authority of Bryan County will help me make the correct decisions for the people in the 2nd District."
"I truly believe that this election is extremely important to the citizens of this county. We must get back to fiscal responsibility and smaller government," Akins said in the release. "I look forward to meeting with the 2nd District voters to hear their concerns and I plan several meetings to do so."
Akins is a Black Creek real estate broker. Qualifying for seats is in April and the primary is in July.