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Roy Parham III running for District 1 commission seat
Roy Parham III - photo by Submitted Photo

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. – Roy Parham III has announced his candidacy for the District 1 seat on the Newton County Board of Commissioners.

“All I have ever wanted to do is be a voice for those who feel that their concerns are not being heard,” he said.                  

According to the press release announcing his candidacy, Parham III is a native of Atlanta and a graduate of Georgia State University with a Master’s in Public Administration.  He serves as a court-appointed special advocate (CASA) in Covington and has served for years as an active proponent and volunteer in the Newton county judicial system and is certified through the Georgia Bar Association as a mediator.

Parham III has also been actively involved in the Newton County Adult Felony Drug Court which coordinates substance abuse intervention and treatment with judicial support through an immediate sanction and incentive process.

He said Covington has embraced his family and makes him happy to call it home.

“It provides a unique quality of life for its citizens and with managed, collaborative, smart growth, we can adopt some of the trends of progressive cities while still maintaining our small-town charm,” he said.

Parham III and his wife Denise, who have been married for almost 29 years, are the parents of five and the grandparents of 14. They enjoy camping and fishing at Hard Labor Creek State Park and are actively involved in their community.  He said his passion is to provide informed support and engaged guidance to the communities of District One in Newton County.

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