Bobby Peters

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Bobby G. Peters (born February 21, 1949 ) is an American lawyer and politician .


Peters attended Hardaway High School and graduated from there in 1967. He then studied at Columbus State University . He later served in the Muscogee County Sheriffs Department. First at the age of 21 as a deputy sheriff in the Muscogee County Jail , then as a detective . He was also a professor of criminal justice at Southern Union State College and served as the director of the Regional Police Academy in Macon , Georgia. While serving as director of the Police Academy, he took evening classes at Woodrow Wilson Law School in Atlanta , where he received his Juris Doctor in 1979 . Peters has now been inducted into the Georgia Bar Association and began practicing as an attorney in Columbus , Georgia.

In 1994, Peters, who at that time had been a member of Columbus City Council for 12 years , ran for the office of mayor and was able to prevail against five competitors in the first ballot. In 1995 he was inaugurated. In the next mayoral election in 1998 he was confirmed in office without a candidate. Since the city's charter forbade a third term in office, Peters stopped running in 2002 and was replaced by Robert Poydasheff , who took office in 2003. Peters himself later became a judge in the third district of the Georgia Superior Court .

In 2002 he was awarded the Order of Saint Maurice by Major General Paul Eaton , Commander of Fort Benning . Peters is married and has two daughters.

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  1. a b c List of Mayors of Columbus, Georgia , Columbus City website