Bradbury said he was happy with the appointment.
“I look forward to serving my fellow Cobb residents on the development authority,” he said.
Bradbury also received the support of Commissioner Keli Gambrill, who nominated him, and Commissioner Lisa Cupid. Commissioner JoAnn Birrell voted against his appointment, but did not state her reasons.
Commissioner Bob Ott was absent, but told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he would have voted no because of Bradbury’s views on business incentives generally.
“You would never want to put someone on a library board that didn’t believe in libraries,” Ott said.
Lance Lamberton of the Cobb Taxpayers Association had urged the commissioners to support Bradbury.
“Quite frankly, I can’t think of any candidate in Cobb County better qualified to serve,” Lamberton said during the public comment portion of the meeting. “In my opinion, he speaks truth to power and is not afraid to point out that the emperor has no clothes.”