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Second Candidate Challenges BOC District 4 Seat

Cindy Jones Mills, a former member of the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Board, announced her intention to seek election to District 4 Commissioner Patrick Bell's seat.

Cindy Jones Mills, , announced she will seek election to District 4 Commissioner Patrick Bell's seat, in a news release Saturday night.

Mills, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County whose roots trace back seven generations, is a proud Christian and conservative Republican.

"I know first hand the difference that constructive, non-intrusive government can make in the lives of our citizens and how important it is for District Four to have a representative who has the temperament, vision and ability to put the best interest of our district and county as a whole before any other considerations," said Mills.

Mills joins Republican Bill Mulrooney who worked for 25 years as an electronic engineer and served as a member of the Board of Directors. .

In the same week Mulrooney made his announcement, Bell said he planned to campaign for a second term.

"I'm very proud of the accomplishments we've made in slashing spending and creating an environment that will attract jobs to the county," Bell said.

Mills has been a member of the business community for many years, having been the General Manager of Lanierland Music Park for 10 years and currently holds the office of president of CMC Trucking Company, a local agricultural transportation agency. In addition, she is a real estate agent with Bryan Properties.

"I have fought for many years against the encroachment of government on land use and property owner’s rights, and I will continue to be an advocate for the reduction of wasteful spending," Mills said.

In addition to serving on the Parks and Rec Board for 11 years, Mills was recently awarded Volunteer of the Year by the Georgia Parks and Recreation Association.

On Thursday, Jan. 6, during the first Board of Commissioners meeting of the new year, she was presented with a Resolution of Commendation honoring her dedication to Forsyth County and to the Parks and Recreation Board.

Mills' long list of community involvement includes, coaching recreational teams for more than 20 years. She is a member of the Forsyth County Parks Foundation and a charter member of the North Forsyth 400 Rotary Club where she currently serves as president-elect. She is an organizer of the , has been on the advisory board of the Council for Quality Growth and is a board member of the .

"Accountability to our citizens, from me, as well as for every department under the Board’s jurisdiction, will be my highest priority," she said. "My goal is to be a true representative of the will of my constituents."

Mills has remained active in the education community where she's participated in the Local School Council programs at , and Schools. She was also instrumental in the creation and administration of a program providing counseling and career opportunities to at risk students enrolled at the .

She represented North Forsyth High on Forsyth County School Superintendent Dr. Buster Evans’ 2400 Challenge SAT improvement initiative. She is also a proud recipient of the Mentor of the Year award.

"Service to this beloved county is an integral part of my life and through my church, our schools and local civic organizations, I have demonstrated a love of my community that will be the cornerstone of every decision I will make, if I am honored to serve as your District Four Commissioner," said Mills. "As I stand upon the shoulders of my ancestors and look to the future and legacy for our children, I will strive to honor both in my service."

Mills, an active member of , graduated from Forsyth County High School and attended North Georgia College. She has two grown daughters, Megan Mills Bottoms and Courtney Mills, a sophomore attending Furman University.

Read more about Cindy Mills on her Web site.

Chris Adams January 17, 2012 at 02:30 AM
Sorry, you dope Chuck. Just because I think your an idiot does not mean I am Patrick Bell. Is that the best you got? Grow up, dude and get with the program!
Chris Adams January 17, 2012 at 02:34 AM
I don't have any animosity to Ms. Mills. I have animosity at liars like you that don't have an inkling about what goes in in this county. You are a worthless dope that has it out for Bell no matter what he says. I don't think Bell is a perfect commissioner but he did not run out of spite and anger. Why don;t you stay out of politics and let Bell and Cindy work this out? You don't have anything of value to add anyway. You're just a dope.
Chris Adams January 17, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Yeah, that's it. I don't agree with you guys so I must be Bell in disguise. You got it all figured out you two Einsteins.
charles b purcell January 17, 2012 at 05:05 AM
Chris thank you for your opinion.May I suggest a thesaurus,dope was incredibly painful the first time,but it began to lose it's sting with such repetition.PERHAPS YOU SHOULD TAKE YOUR OWN ADVICE AND STAY OUT OF POLITICS!
Hal Schneider January 17, 2012 at 11:52 AM
Charles, you really shouldn't use words like thesaurus when speaking to Wade, errrrr, Patty, errrr, Chris. I seriously doubt that he has any idea what a thesaurus is or how to use one.

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