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Bill Harvey was born and raised in Jesup Georgia. He was educated in the Jesup public school system. He attended the University of Georgia and received his Undergraduate Degree in Journalism. He continued his education at the University of Georgia and received a Master’s Degree in Education. He then attended Atlanta Law School and received a Juris Doctorate of Law degree. He returned to Jesup Georgia in 1979, opened up a law office and has lived here and called Jesup home for most of his entire life. He recently retired after 38 years from a successful law practice. He now owns and operates a small campground on the Altamaha River and a small farm off highway 84 where he grows organic produce.
He’s a member of and served as President of The Jesup Bar Association, the Jesup Rotary Club and The Jesup Shrine Club. He is a member and trustee of the Jesup Elks Lodge and a member of the Jesup Masonic Lodge. He served on and was Chairman of the Jesup Downtown Development Authority and he presently serves on the Wayne County Tourism Board and the Board of Directors of the Wayne County Farmers Market. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church.
He served as Assistant Magistrate Court Judge for three years, was elected for six terms (26 years) as Wayne County State Court Solicitor General and served on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Solicitor General Association for three terms. (12 years) He was also appointed by Georgia Governor Roy Barnes to serve on several state committees.
Commissioner Harvey States, "I was born and raised in Wayne County, Jesup Georgia and am very thankful for what this community has done for me. I have many friends, acquaintances, constituents, clients and family that have supported me over the years. When I retired from my law practice, I felt I now had the time to give something back. I am thankful to the people of district six of Jesup Georgia who are allowing me to serve as their Commissioner. It is my pledge that I will faithfully serve the interests of the residents of this district to the best of my ability. It is my honor and privilege to serve in that capacity; therefore, I will not accept any compensation from the City for these duties. I have asked the City Administrator to put any salary due me in a special account to be used for the benefit of district six.
Again, thank you for your confidence.