Jackson County Commissioner Bruce Yates announced late Tuesday night that he will not run for chairman of the board of commissioners, as he previously planned.
The announcement came at the end of one of Yates’ town hall meetings in Braselton, which he has hosted for more than five years. After several county officials gave updates on various projects, Yates read from a prepared statement outlining his decision to suspend his campaign for the chairman’s seat.
On the BOC, Yates represents District 3 — an area that largely includes West Jackson. He talked about his recent travels in his district since his announcement in March that he would seek the chairmanship.