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Ross announces candidacy for chief magistrate

Tony Ross, a small business owner and native of Bartow County, announces his candidacy for chief magistrate judge.

Born in Bartow County, Ross spent his formidable years following his father’s work in the ministry. After graduating from Jackson High School in Jackson, Georgia, Ross returned to Bartow County. Currently, he is working on a bachelor’s degree from Reinhardt University.

“Bartow County has been good to me and my family, and it is time I repay the debt,” Ross said.

Ross began his career with the city of Cartersville, working his way up to building inspector. He eventually launched his own business, joining his parent’s business, Stamp Creek Trading Post, in 1993.

More than 15 years ago, he returned to public service, this time in law enforcement. He continues to operate two small businesses, Tony Ross Studios and YNOT Honey.

In his spare time, Ross works on a project photographing Bartow County’s historic sites and maintaining his apiary.

“I believe that I can be the person that can direct the magistrate’s office in the direction that a court of law must be directed, a court that is true to the Constitution of the United States and the constitution of the state of Georgia,” Ross said of his decision to continue in public service. “A court that can hear and rule on cases before them by using the law and not their personal opinions or beliefs is imperative in the preservation of our court system. It is my duty as a citizen of Bartow County to see that the rights of all citizens are preserved and protected.

“I have always been the type to protect and serve. This is the next step to serve.”

Ross and his wife, Kari, have four children and seven grandchildren. The Rosses attend Cartersville First Baptist Church.

The primary election is May 24, 2016. For more information, contact Ross on Facebook at “Elect Tony Ross 2016,” online at www.tonyross2016.com or by calling 470-315-2266.