September 8, 2011 – July 1, 2014
May 15, 1987|
Warner "Blane" Vick (born May 15, 1987) is an American politician. He grew up in Mableton, Georgia and attended Pebblebrook High School. Architect of the GOSBOT (Get Our Society Back On Track) Movement. Vick was a Republican candidate for 4th District seat of the Board of Commissioners in Douglas County, Georgia. later served as one of the last Jury Commissioners in Douglas County, Georgia.
In 2008 Blane Vick worked to support several local, state, and national campaigns. He supported Dr. Deborah Honeycutt for the Georgia's 13th Congressional District, the re-election of Senator Saxby Chambliss, and Senator John McCain for President.
2010 Republican primary
In the 2010 Vick ran to fill the seat of incumbent David Latham, who chose not to run for re-election due to a personal term limit commitment. In the Republican Primary there were two candidates competing for the Republican nomination. Blane Vick announced his candidacy in July, 2009 for the seat. Ann Jones Guider, a former Douglas County Tax Commissioner, announced her candidacy in early 2010. Vick's focus was on improving infrastructure and proper management of growth, while Guider focused on her years of "Experience". Vick made pledges to a two-term limit if elected. He also pledged to fund the Douglas County Fire Department and Sheriff's Office and ensure public safety needs were met. On July 20, 2010, Blane Vick gained 815 (25.82%) votes in the Republican Primary and lost the nomination to Ann Jones Guider with 2,341 (74.18%) votes. Vick's loss was attributed by many in the Douglas County GOP to Guider's name recognition and not necessarily to the qualifications of the candidates. Despite being endorsed by 13th Congressional Candidate Dr. Deborah Honeycutt and having the support of many active politicians on the state and local level, voters chose a familiar name over the new ideas offered.
After his defeat, Blane Vick worked to re-elect local Superior Court Judge David Emerson. Vick also endorsed and supported the Nathan Deal campaign for Governor of Georgia.
Blane Vick was also involved in the early stages of the TEA Party movement throughout the elections that year.
On September 8, 2011 Blane Vick was sworn in as a Jury Commissioner of Douglas County Superior Court for a term of six years. During his term, the court suffered the loss of Superior and State Court Clerk Rhonda Payne in 2013, who appointed Vick as Jury Commissioner. The position of Jury Commissioner was eliminated effective July 1, 2014 due to a change in state law on jury selection.
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