Maxey is a Floyd County native and graduate of Armuchee High School and Berry College. He’s been a member of New Armuchee Baptist Church for more than 50 years, including 32 years of teaching Sunday school and more than 30 years as a deacon.
While serving as part of the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam, Maxey earned the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
He has served as the vice-president of Garden Lakes Realty Co. LLC and as president of Lakes Construction Company, Inc. In addition, he has served five terms as president of the Rome Home Builders Assoc., seven years as the chairman of the Rome-Floyd County Planning Commission and five years as chairman of the zoning board of appeals.
“Through the construction industry, I’ve seen first-hand what this economy has done to homeowners and small businesses. I can bring my 30-plus years of experience and knowledge as a local businessman to the County Commission,” Maxey said.
“In addition, as a life-long Floyd Countian, I have the personal investment it takes to know the values and beliefs of the people that make up this great county,” he continued. “Above all, I believe it’s time that county government should be run more like a business, with more common sense decisions.”
The qualifying period is May 23-25 for the July 31 election. Jerry Lee, the former chief financial officer of Coosa Valley Credit Union, also has announced his candidacy.
The winner will serve the rest of Lumsden’s term, which expires in December 2014. Lumsden is running for the state House District 11 seat.