Ken Echols, Donnie Smith vie for Augusta Commission District 7

Name: Ken Echols

Age: 64

Family: Wife, Vickie; three children; eight grandchildren

Political experience: Three terms, Richmond County Board of Education

Education: Thomson High School, 1966; Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Ill., bachelor of science in health care management; Armstrong Atlantic State University, master’s in health care administration

Why are you running for office? "I want to help make this great city better for all citizens. With my experience and leadership, I can have a positive impact on the future of Augusta."

Name: Donnie Smith

Age: 49

Education: Tompkins High School, Savannah; Georgia Military College

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