Name, age and address: Larry L. Harris, 55, 660 waterview Drive, LaGrange.
Occupation: I am a 32 year law enforcement officer serving 26 years with Troup County and presently with Meriwether County Sheriff’s office for eight years.
Education: I grauated from Greenville High School with the class of 1975 and completed four years of college at the university of Fort Valley State College concentrating in criminal Justice.
Family: I am married to Mary Daniel Harris. I have two daughters: CinCrystal Harris Poythress, who graduated from LaGrange High School and Auburn University; Samantha Harris also Graduated LaGrange High School and presently attends Columbus State University. I have two grandsons: Jadon and Jordan.
Relevant experience: My expereince as deputy sheriff will help me run the Probate office with a better understanding of people’s needs. My ability to serve the public for over 30 years is proof that I don’t mind doing my duties.
Why are you running?
We have to be servant leaders in order to give the taxpayers what they pay for. I am a servant leader. I cannot count the calls for service that I have responded to in a patrol car and I could not tell you how cases I have investigated over 30 years, but I can tell you that it all was done fairly and treating people like I wanted to be treated.
What are the biggest issues in probate court now?
The biggest issue I have with the probate judge’s office is the judge inability to interpret the laws as they are written. Also, the the lack common sense to make good decisions which saves the county money in the long run.
What can you do to address the issues?
I will make sure that the laws are read and interpreted correctly. I will make sure that I make the fair and just decisions concerning how people’s lives, property, estates, wills and their well-being are made. My ultimate goal is to put you in good hands. I am battle tested and ready to serve.