Dial announces candidacy for Super District 10 seat

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 5:22 PM
Last updated 7:57 PM
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Augusta attorney Brandon Dial on Wednesday became the first candidate to challenge incumbent Grady Smith for the Super District 10 seat on the Augusta Commission.

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Susan McCord
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Dial, 31, said he was entering the race to bring change to the 10-member governing body.

“I think I am like most Augusta residents. I am tired of seeing what’s happening down at the marble palace - politicians who are in it for ego and self-service and not into public service. It’s time to have a new generation of people down there,” Dial said.

Dial, who is married with two children, said he wants to make the city a place they want to stay.

“I want this city to be a place where they can grow up, go to college and want to stay here,” he said. “We just need to see our city back in order.”

Dial also is a partner in Dial-Stalnaker Investments, which owns several properties downtown.

Smith, 66, announced his candidacy Wednesday at the future site of a south Augusta Chick-Fil-A he said is part of new economic development in the city’s overlooked south side.

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LocalLawyer 01/18/14 - 12:35 am
For What It's Worth...

I know this attorney personally. He is one of the finest young men I have ever met. He is extremely professional and ethical, and I have seen him resolve conflicts and heated disputes between families on a dime - not a bad quality for a Commissioner.
We would be lucky to have Brandon on the Commission. He is 31. But he knows a lot more about the law than many of the current Commissioners. He has a no-bull attitude about him that would benefit many politicians. For the 'don't trust lawyers' crowd, I hope you never need us, but if you do, we will be at our post.

LocalLawyer 01/18/14 - 01:47 am


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