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February 1, 2014

Wisenbaker announces for commission seat

VALDOSTA — Valdosta native Tally M. “Mark” Wisenbaker, Jr., 62, has announced his candidacy as a Republican for the District Three Lowndes County Commission seat.

Wisenbaker was part of the Valdosta City School System until he transferred to and graduated from Woodward Academy in College Park.

He came back to Valdosta and graduated from Valdosta State University with a management degree.

“Then I served six years in the U.S. Navy,” Wisenbaker said.

Once he finished his military service, Wisenbaker began a career in business.

“Over the past 43 years, I have started, owned, or worked for several successful businesses,” Wisenbaker said. “All of this experience gives me a heads up on making the right decisions. I know about paying mortgages and bills, and working with a variety of people.”

He is a past member of the Valdosta - Lowndes County and the Lake Park Chambers of Commerce, and a past member of the Valdosta Board of Realtors.

Wisenbaker is seeking election because he thinks the local government needs to make better management and “common sense” business decisions that attract all businesses, both large and small.

“Being business friendly, planning ahead and establishing municipal-county cooperation benefits the entire county, and it encourages growth and jobs,” Wisenbaker said.

This is Wisenbaker's first run for public office.

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