Commissioner Alice Kinman Not to Run for Re-election
Longtime Commissioner from Five Points will end her term in December.
Popular District 4 ACC Commissioner Alice Kinman said during Tuesday night's Commission meeting that she won't seek another term in office. Kinman, who lives off Milledge Avenue, has been in office for years, representing primarily Five Points.
With qualifying in May, she said she wanted to give the next candidates time to decide whether to run. The election is in July.
With a Ph.D. in English from UGA, the Birmingham native says she is now teaching full time in the Terry College of Business. Her work duties and the various demands of being a commissioner have meant over the years that she didn't have a lot of spare time to spend with her younger daughter and husband.
She took office in 2005. Other commissioners consider her the resident expert on transportation. And over the years, she has become very familiar with those issues, as well as others.
Her departure leaves people wondering: will the next commissioner be elected from Kinman's old District $? Or from the new district drawn by Democrat-turned Republican Doug McKillip and the legislators?