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Georgia: Chatham county considers complete ban on office-seeking by county employees

The Savannah Morning News reports: Chatham County commissioners had a vexing question to answer Friday: Should county employees be able to run for office, even if it is a non-partisan position they are seeking?

Thunderbolt Mayor Anna Marie Thomas and Garden City Council Member Misty Bethune - who also are county employees - hoped commissioners would answer that query.

Both left hopeful, having voiced their opposition to the idea, but without resolution.

Instead, the commission voted unanimously to table a proposal that seeks to amend the county's personnel ordinance and procedures manual to prohibit employees from seeking any political office. -- County postpones decision on employee policy proposal | SavannahNow.com

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