Commissioner Horgan announces reelection bid for Post 1
For more than 36 years, Robert Horgan has called Fayette County home. And for the past six years, he has given back to the county through his service on the Fayette County Board of Commissioners. Last week, Horgan announced that he will seek to continue what he has started in his role as Post 1 County Commissioner as he seeks re-election in the July 31st Republican Primary.
“Fayette County is very special to me. I moved here in 1976, attended Fayette County High School, raised my family here, own a business here, and am very active in the community,” said Horgan. “Fayette County is home and serving as County Commissioner is my way of giving back to the community that has been so good to me and my family.”
Horgan, who lives in the northern Fayette County, was first asked by friends in his local Peachtree City Rotary club to fill the unexpired term of late A.G. VanLandingham and was elected to the Post 1 seat on the Board of Commissioners in March 2006. He was re-elected for a second term in 2008, defeating challenger Greg Dunn. “I have been the one commissioner to remain independent,” said Horgan.
Horgan’s support for our seniors is unwavering and extremely dedicated.
When first elected he was an advocate and gave the necessary votes to give the funding to complete our very most enjoyed Fayette Senior Center.
Robert continues to volunteer to give his time and effort to deliver Meals on Wheels to some of our Fayette County citizens.
Horgan, who also serves on the Board of Health and the Board of Fayetteville Main Street, has shown his commitment to fiscal responsibility, to maintaining the county’s land use plan, and preserving the quality of life with his unwavering support of public safety. “During my term, the county has maintained a healthy fund balance in this tough economic times by implementing several different money-saving strategies,” said Horgan.
As an example, Horgan points to the new county’s move to a self-insured healthcare plan, while facing an anticipated 23 percent cost increase in premiums. The county also altered the employment retirement plan, that resulted in an annual savings of about $400,000.
Horgan also played a key role in the elimination of double-taxation of Peachtree City residents for EMS services. “During my term in office, we have continually cut spending more than 7 percent annually in the last few years without increasing the millage rate, and maintaining the quality of service for Fayette County citizens,” said Horgan. “And, because of our budgeting philosophies, we have avoided personnel lay-offs and furloughing our much needed employees, public safety personnel, fire, EMS and sheriff deputies.“
Horgan also points out that in his tenure he has continually supported the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, the county Fire Department and EMS, and played a key role in the expansion of the county’s E-911 center.
“I have remained committed to the comprehensive land use plan — there have been no major rezoning activities in southern Fayette County,” said Horgan. “Traffic mitigation has also remained a priority,” he added. “I remain committed to keeping MARTA out of Fayette County.”
Robert and his wife Sandi live in northern Fayette County, they own and operate a Mr. Transmission franchise in the Historical District of Fayetteville. Their daughter Dana is a senior at Fayette County High School, and their son Alex has blessed Robert and Sandi with a grandbaby and also lives in Fayetteville. Horgan is a longtime active member of the Peachtree City Rotary Club, and Partners in Education and The Chamber of Commerce.
Post 1, Fayette County Commission
Fayette County, Ga.