Thursday, July 30, 2009

Profile: Patty James-Bentley (D) Taylor County Commission Chairwoman

Patty James Bentley (D-Reynolds) was elected to the Taylor County Commission in 2004 & re-elected back in 2004 & re-elected in 2008. She is preparing to run for State Representative in 2010 for HD 135.
She is married to Darryl Bentley and have five children. Rodney 22, Natalyn 21, Darrius 17, Breanna 14, D.J. 11. They are the owners of Bentley-Montford Mortuary and they work together on the Taylor County Chamber of Commerce.

She has completed all training to become a Certified County Commissioner and received her Advanced Certification within the first year and half of being in office. She completed the Georgia Academy for Economic Development in 2005, leadership Taylor Class of 2006, Leadership Georgia Class of 2007.
She is currently serving as Chairman for the Economic Development/Transportation Committee for ACCG & is a member of the Young Elected Officials Network (YEO) and co-founder of the Taylor County Chamber of Commerce. She also serve as President for the Georgia Association of County Commissioners Black Caucus & have been a Red Cross Volunteer for 15 years, & served as Political Advisor to the Taylor County Young Democrats.

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