Rockdale Tax Commissioner RJ Hadley makes bid for County Chair
RJ Hadley, who currently serves as Rockdale Tax Commissioner, will seek the office of County Commission Chair in the upcoming May 24th Democratic Primary Election. “Through my Rockdale service as former Chief of Staff and currently as Tax Commissioner, I have shown the positive results of leadership through collaboration, teamwork, and putting others first,” said Hadley. “We will make Rockdale a thriving, vibrant community and we will do it together.”
As Chief of Staff, Hadley was responsible for securing nearly $3 million dollars in federal funds for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program to rehabilitate foreclosed properties and provide homes for first-time homebuyers. Since becoming Tax Commissioner, Hadley was recognized in 2014 and again in 2015 by the National Association of Counties (NACO) for innovation and communication in local government. He was also honored by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) with the 2014 Civic and Community Engagement Advocate of the Year Award for his outreach programs. In 2015, he was a named a finalist for Tax Commissioner of the Year by the GA Association of Tax Officials. Last year, Hadley also partnered with Georgia Power and Nissan North America to install Rockdale’s first public electric vehicle charging station.
Hadley’s platform branches out from three county initiatives that he plans to implement as Chair – You’re Hired, Public Safety 1st, and Renewable Rockdale. You’re Hired focuses on fostering job skills training and small business growth partnerships. Public Safety 1st aims to build a spirit of teamwork and openness with public safety officials and county leaders. Renewable Rockdale seeks to promote a beautiful, sustainable community while accelerating green energy adoption throughout the county. Hadley will introduce and expand on these initiatives during his official campaign kickoff at the end of February and through his website at www.rjhadley.com