Former Fulton County Commissioner Robb Pitts plans to run for chairman of the county commission. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM AJC File Photo

Robb Pitts plans to run for Fulton County chairman to replace Eaves

With Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves’ announcement last week that he’s running for mayor of Atlanta, the race to replace him at the county’s helm is on.

Robb Pitts, a former Fulton commissioner, announced over the weekend that he plans to run for chairman.

In an emailed announcement, Pitts said “a lot more must be done to ensure the continued growth and development of Fulton County.”

Pitts, who was a commissioner from 2003 to 2014, said he planned to raise $500,000 for the race.

Eaves, who has been chairman for a decade, would have to resign his seat if he qualifies in August for the mayoral race. His current term expires at the end of 2018.

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