was elected to the Hart County Board of Commissioners in 2000 at the
age of 31 and took office January 1, 2001, serving as Chairman in
2002. During his term as Chairman, prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance
were added to the Board meetings as well as the practice of asking
for public comment/input before any vote was taken by the board.
He is a lifelong resident
of the Eagle Grove Community of Hart County. He was a 1986 Hart
County High School Honor Graduate then earned an Associate of Arts
Degree in Pre-Pharmacy and Business Administration from Emmanuel
College in Franklin Springs, GA.
Joey married Tracey Lunsford on a day that will
never be forgotten, 9-11-2001, and they now have a son, Brayden,
8 months old.
He received a B. S. from Anderson College in Business
Management, graduating Cum Laude. He was further recognized when
he received the Anderson College Scholastic Achievement Business
Award. He did this while working full-time at Tenneco.
Joey is a member of the following organizations:
County First Responders
Hart Literacy Council-Board
Hart County in Georgia Mountains RDC
He stands for a common sense government and accountability.
He believes in being open and honest with the citizens of Hart
County and also believes and encourages citizen participation
and involvement in meetings.He opposes wasteful spending or misuse
of taxpayers money.