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May 15--  Vidalia banker and native Wendell Dixon says he is running for the District Two Toombs County Commission seat representing Vidalia.  Incumbent Louie Powell announced last week he is not seeking re-election.

{mosimage}In a written statement announcing his candidacy, Dixon said his goals include establishing and maintaining effective communications between the county and its cities, supporting the county manager form of government and guarding the county's financial position through a balancing of necessary services and minimum tax rates.  Dixon also said he wants to provide a voice for the Vidalia District on the county commission.

His statement lists a variety of community service jobs including the Development Authorities of Toombs County and Vidalia and the boards of the Vidalia Recreation Department, Sweet Onion Classic, Toombs-Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, Vidalia Onion Festival, United Way and the Vidalia Kiwanis Club.  He's a member of the Vidalia First United Methodist Church where he's been on the Board of Trustees and chaired the Administrative Board.