Bradshaw gets another year as DeKalb commission’s presiding officer

03/13/2018 -- Decatur, GA - DeKalb County commissioner Steve Bradshaw listens to citizens speak during a DeKalb County board of commissioners meeting in Decatur, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM
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03/13/2018 -- Decatur, GA - DeKalb County commissioner Steve Bradshaw listens to citizens speak during a DeKalb County board of commissioners meeting in Decatur, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM

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DeKalb County Commissioner Steve Bradshaw will continue serving as the board’s presiding officer.

Commission colleagues voted Tuesday to select Bradshaw — whose District 4 covers a strip of central DeKalb from north Decatur and Avondale Estates to the Stone Mountain area — to serve in the role for a second straight year. The prominent position allows Bradshaw to run commission meetings and appoint committee chairs, among other responsibilities.

Bradshaw was first elected to the seven-member commission in 2016.

“I am honored and humbled by the renewed vote of confidence in me that has been demonstrated by my esteemed colleagues,” he said in a news release. “And I will continue to work hard to prove myself worthy of their support.”

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Super District 7 Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson was also chosen to reprise her role as deputy presiding officer for a second consecutive year. She will chair the commission’s public works and infrastructure committee as well.

Other newly chosen committee leaders include new Super District 6 Commissioner Ted Terry, who will chair the county operations committee. He’ll be joined on that panel — which has purview over areas ranging from fleet management and IT to the elections office — by Bradshaw and Robert Patrick, the commission’s new District 1 representative.

Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson will chair the employee relations and public safety committee. Larry Johnson will chair the planning, economic development and community services committee. Jeff Rader will chair the finance, audit and budget committee.

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