Dawson County native Alexa Bruce has qualified to run for the Dawson County Board of Commissioners District 3 seat.
According to a release by Bruce’s campaign, Bruce is a Dawson County graduate, attended Georgia Southern University and the University of Georgia and majored in psychology and sociology. She is a former employee of the county’s Public Works department.
“I love this county and, with years of experience as a county employee, I am uniquely qualified to help move our community forward while balancing the needs and wants of both our citizens and employees,” Bruce said in the release.
In the release, Bruce said that she would like to see commercial growth stay at the 400 Corridor and to either keep residential growth to the areas where the county’s comprehensive plan allows or update the plan to accommodate and balance growth. She also said that she would like to see the county’s road system be proactive to growth and development, rather than reactive, and that she is a strong advocate for small business and its positive impact on Dawson County.
“We have many housing developments, but with no turning lanes, for example,” she said in the release. “This is a safety concern, and I think it is important to work better with our partners at the state, as well as create together a solid countywide transportation plan.”
If elected, Bruce said that she would work to develop a plan for an additional park not he other side of Highway 400 in order to better accommodate the county’s Parks and Recreation’s many sports programs and participants. She added that she would serve to preserve the natural passive parks on the north end of the county, like Amicalola Falls, the Dawson Forest horse trail system, Wildcat trails and private equestrian facilities.
She also said that, if elected, she would like to see a fully functional county-run solid waste solution, to include recycling and to expand those services to the 400 Corridor.
Bruce lives with her husband Bart, a fifth-generation Dawson County resident, on Harmony Church Road with their 6-year-old daughter Avett, who attends Kilough Elementary School. They serve as members of Cornerstone Christian Church.
“I hope our daughter will want to stay in Dawson County as my husband and I have,” Bruce said in the release. “I am honored to call Dawson County home. Our county is referred to as the community ‘Where Quality of Life Matters’, and I intend to make sure that is not just a slogan. I am thankful for this opportunity and humbly ask for your support at the polls on May 24.”
To learn more about Bruce and her campaign, go to alexabruce.com.