Candidate will seek Augusta District 10 seat

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 12:32 PM
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Sean Frantom, a 31-year-old recruiter for Spherion Staffing Services and co-owner of For the Fans Entertainment LLC, will announce plans to run for the Augusta Commission's super District 10 seat at 2 p.m. today in The Partridge Inn's ballroom, according to a news release.

The seat covers half of the city and is held by Don Grantham, who has served two consecutive terms and can't run again this year. No one else has made formal announcements about seeking the seat, although former Mayor Bob Young is considered a likely candidate.

Frantom's volunteer work includes serving on the Imperial Theatre board and as president of the Young Professionals of Augusta, which recently helped raise money and renovate homes for the new Kroc Center.

According to the news release, today Frantom will speak about his intentions to run "and will not answer questions until a later time."

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Lakeside95 02/10/10 - 03:01 pm
This will be another great

This will be another great way for Augusta to move forward. Mr. Frantom is very aware of the issues that face District 10 and Augusta in general. I look forward to hearing his ideas and solutions in the coming months.

Emerydan 02/10/10 - 05:07 pm
Thank goodness for term

Thank goodness for term limits.

countyman 02/10/10 - 05:59 pm
Thank you jesus. Augusta can

Thank you jesus. Augusta can finally move foward into the future. The good ole boy Don Grantham won't be on the commission anymore. JR Hatney, Jimmy Smith, and Jerry Brigham need to go next. We need younger and fresh blood.

The white commissioners are scared of Don Gratham. Mayor Deke and Joe Bowles are the only one's who didn't want to be apart of the good ole boy. Joe Jackson disappointed me on the courthouse vote. While I don't think Joe Jackson is apart of the good ole boy. He is definitely afraid of the good ol boy machine. Joe Jackson was so scared that he went to the bathroom and hid. So he wouldn't have to vote on naming the courthouse after John Ruffin. Don Gratham didn't want the judicial center to be named after John Ruffin which is not a shock. Joe Bowles is the only white commissioner who stood up to Don Gratham. Joe Bowles voted to name the courthouse after John Ruffin. Even though Don got very angry at him. Both Don Gratham and Joe Bowles represents the Hill/Summerville area too.

jb1234 02/11/10 - 09:02 am
Awww...but I'm going to miss

Awww...but I'm going to miss Grantham, NOT! Good Luck Mr. Frantom! But, do term limits apply only to superdistricts? Because Brigham has been a commissioner...forever...

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