Lee Moore, mayor of Franklin Springs, is running to represent District 50 in the Georgia Senate.
Moore, a Republican, is the owner and president of Moore Vault Company and is currently serving in his 10th year as mayor of the city in Franklin County.
“I’ve seen what good can be done for a community when there is a team that provides strong leadership. In Franklin Springs, we eliminated debt, increased salaries for city employees and provided health, life, and cancer insurance,” Moore said in a statement. “We updated our water and sewer infrastructure, repaired our roads and invested in state-of-the-art equipment for our police and fire departments. We did all of this while cutting taxes and our city is now in strong financial shape.”
Moore said he hopes to use his skills at the Capitol.
“I will work with old friends and new colleagues in strengthening our great state. I’ll work each day to keep Georgia the best state in the nation to do business so there are jobs and opportunities for our North Georgia communities,” he said. “I’ll protect our agriculture interests, work to improve our roads and infrastructure and prioritize education for Georgia’s students.”
Before he started his company in 2008, Moore taught public school at the elementary, middle and high school levels, as well as coached football and track. He grew up in Franklin County and graduated from Emmanuel College with an education degree.
He and his wife Misty have three children, Rylee, Macy and Eli. They attend Franklin Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church.
District 50 includes all of Banks, Franklin, Habersham, Rabun, Stephens and Towns and portions of Hall and Jackson counties. John Wilkinson is the current senator and has announced that he plans to run for Georgia’s 9th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.