Former Georgia Southern adjunct professor runs for Bulloch County probate judge

Photo Courtesy of Statesboro Herald

Blakeley Bartee

Marty Waters, a former Statesboro High School principal and Georgia Southern adjunct instructor, has entered the race to become the next Bulloch County probate judge.

After graduating from Southeast Bulloch High School as the valedictorian of his class in 1991, Waters attended Georgia Southern to study business education, eventually earning a doctorate degree in educational leadership. His Bulloch County upbringing lead to his love for the community.

“My wife and I are raising the 7th generation of the Waters family to live in Bulloch County,” he said. “This is home. Growing up in a farming family, I learned a strong work ethic at a young age. Bulloch County schools and Georgia Southern University have provided me a quality education for which I am grateful.”

A member of Trinity Baptist Church, Waters has been the congregational song leader for 23 years. He is the former president of the Rotary Club of Downtown Statesboro and former board member for Joseph’s Home for Boys.

Other candidates for the probate court seat include legal assistant Lorna DeLoach, Desert Storm and Iraq War veteran Lonnie Ellis and Statesboro police detective Kevin Wadley.

The general primary election is on May 24, and the deadline to register to vote in the general primary election is April 26.