Ellis to Serve as Interim Chairman Following Eaves' Resignation | Print |

Fulton County Vice Chairman Bob Ellis will serve as Interim Chairman following the resignation of former Chairman John H. Eaves, who will run for Mayor of the City of Atlanta. 

“I offer my sincere thanks to Chairman Eaves for his years of service to Fulton County,” said Ellis. “Together, we have launched key initiatives to improve County government and better serve our citizens. I assure you that those initiatives will continue in the months ahead as we work to improve the programs and services we offer in the state’s largest County. As Interim Chairman, I look forward to working with my fellow Commissioners and will welcome and ensure that the new Chairman makes a smooth transition into their new position.”

A special election will be held on November 7 to fill the remainder of the current term, which ends December 31, 2018.

The Fulton County Board of Registration & Elections is expected to hold a special called meeting to formally call for the election and to establish the qualifying period. 

Eaves first took office as Chairman in 2007, and was re-elected in 2010 and 2014.