'Hap' Harris named interim District 7 commissioner

'Hap' Harris named interim District 7 commissioner

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Augusta commissioners voted Monday to name Louis "Hap" Harris as the interim District 7 commissioner.

"I'm going to try to play catch up as fast as I can," said Harris.

Harris fills the seat left vacant by the resignation of Donnie Smith.

The Augusta insurance agent is guaranteed to the hold the seat until a special election can be called early in the new year. 

He said he's weighing his options before he decides if he'll officially run for the permanent position.

"If I feel like I can't get anything done, then I'll hand the reins over to somebody else," said Harris.

Smith resigned earlier this month amidst an investigation by his former employer, Georgia State Patrol, into his work as a state trooper.

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