By Patrick Yost
A Buckhead resident qualified Monday to enter the District 5 Morgan County Board of Commissioners race.
Grant Catterton, 53, said he qualified as a Republican.
Bill Kurtz has also qualified in the race to replace a retiring Ron Milton.Catterton is the vice president of Catterton Interiors, Inc. a commercial construction company founded in 1984.
He is married with three small children. Carterton said, in part, he was interested in serving on the Board of Commissioners to preserve a lifestyle for his children. “I’ve seen what has happened in DeKalb County and Rockdale County and I don’t want it to happen to my children,” he said.
He said he has never held a public office but feels compelled to serve and would use his construction experience to evaluate future county projects for value and worth.
Catterton attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M on a football scholarship. Catterton’s great-grandfather R.W. Haynie was principal of Bostwick High School in 1911 and his grandfather Hubert Grant was born in the Susie Agnes Hotel in Bostwick and later managed a hardware store in Bostwick, he said.
His family has lived in Morgan County for nine years. He is also a member of the Masonic Wellington Lodge #467 in Bostwick, a member of the Shriner’s International Club #43 in Loganville and is a member of the York Rite Bodies in Covington.