Patterson vying for revenue commissioner office

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 6, 2014

Opp native George “Chuck” L. Patterson, Jr. is one of three candidates to throw a hat into the ring in the race for the office of Covington County Revenue Commissioner ahead of Friday’s qualifying deadline.



Patterson, who is running on the Republican ticket, graduated from Opp High School in 1976. He earned a bachelor of science degree in business management from the University of North Alabama, while he played four years of college football. Patterson has 33 years of experience in the areas of business management, corporate accounting and tax accounting. He has also completed the Appraisal Principles and Procedures course for the State of Alabama.

Patterson and his wife, Carrie Savage, formerly of Florala, have two children, George (Courtney Bass) L. Patterson, III and Ingrid Patterson (Adam) Pickron.

Patterson is an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Opp, where he is a member of the Methodist Men’s Group and holds a trustee position. Patterson is also a member of the Opp Industrial Board.

Lorene McCart and Gwen Kelly, both of Andalusia, have also qualified as candidates for the position.

Incumbent Revenue Commissioner Janice Hart will not run for re-election, and has announced plans to retire after 30 years in office.