Ezra T. Maize Announces Candidacy For County Commissioner For District 7

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Ezra Maize
Ezra Maize

Pastor, entrepreneur, and current Hamilton County resident Ezra T. Maize announced his candidacy for County Commission District 7 seat. Mr. Maize will be running as a democrat. District 7 is comprised of portions of Apison, Collegedale, East Brainerd, Tyner, Concord, and Ooltewah.

Mr. Maize said, “I am proud to announce my candidacy for the District 7, County Commission and look forward to earning the trust and support of the people in Hamilton County.  We need a leader with the courage and experience to lead.”

Mr. Maize graduated from Livingstone College with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Throughout his career as a social worker, he had the privilege to work in various locations for the Department of Human Services, as an advocate for children’s rights. While working for DHS in Cincinnati, Ohio, he met and married his wife, Andrea. Together they have three children – Ezra, Jr., Jaelyn and Aliya. 

Mr. Maize serves as senior pastor at Friendship Central Community Church.  Mr. Maize’s endeavors are to encourage economic growth opportunities, reassure strong public schools, and to optimize workforce development while continuing to move the district forward. 


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