From putting together annual budgets to devising strategies to attract new businesses, he says he has the experience for the job.
"Most people I've spoken to are averse to new taxes, and I'm sensitive to that. And most of the people I've spoken to are concerned about what we can do to attract new business and create more jobs," he said.
Robbins finished second in a four-way Republican primary for
A veteran of the
"I've been in lending for over 30 years, primarily commercial credits," he said. "I manage a special assets portfolio, selling foreclosed property."
Robbins said he hasn't "formulated an opinion" on which departments might need further funding or less funding. But he said he will study the budget closely and try to find ways the county can deliver the services it provides at a lower cost, including possibly combining more services with the city of
"I would say this -- even the best-led operation has some waste that can be found with ongoing monitoring," he said.
Robbins said he hasn't developed an opinion on whether the county needs another Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). Commissioners are currently considering putting one on a special election ballot in
"A SPLOST is a very good tool if used properly," he said. "You have to lay out your plans, the timeline and the purpose. If we are talking about say, improving fire protection across the county, I think that would be great. But that also has ongoing costs, personnel and equipment, that we need to consider and plan for including in our future operating budgets."
If elected, Robbins said he would advocate for an east-west corridor, connecting
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