Thu., May 16, 2013 11:00am (EDT)

Brunswick Needs Another Commissioner
By Associated Press
Updated: 11 months ago

BRUNSWICK, Ga.  —  
Gov. Nathan Deal's office is looking for Brunswick residents willing to take the place of a city commissioner who has been suspended. Deal must appoint someone to fill the post of Brunswick Commissioner James Brooks, who has been suspended while he awaits trial on charges of racketeering and violating his oath of office. (Photo by Melissa Herndon. Courtesy of Georgia Historic Preservation Division via Flickr.)
Gov. Nathan Deal's office is looking for Brunswick residents willing to take the place of a city commissioner who has been suspended. Deal must appoint someone to fill the post of Brunswick Commissioner James Brooks, who has been suspended while he awaits trial on charges of racketeering and violating his oath of office. (Photo by Melissa Herndon. Courtesy of Georgia Historic Preservation Division via Flickr.)
Gov. Nathan Deal's office is looking for Brunswick residents willing to take the place of a city commissioner who has been suspended.

Deal must appoint someone to fill the post of Brunswick Commissioner James Brooks, who has been suspended while he awaits trial on charges of racketeering and violating his oath of office. The governor's office is accepting resumes for the position until May 31.

Applicants must be residents of Brunswick. Deal's office says he plans to interview applicants in June and then choose a replacement for Brooks.

Deal suspended the commissioner last month based on the unanimous recommendation of a special commission that studied the charges against him.

Brooks' term on the commission ends in December. He has said he plans to seek re-election.