Commissioner Eddie Walden is the son of Mr. Alonzo Walden and the late Mrs. Martha Walden. The Waldens have lived in this area since the mid-1950’s, arriving from Tennessee via Fort Stewart. Eddie is a graduate of Bradwell Institute class of 1973. He and his wife of thirty-eight years, Kathryn, have three married children and three grandchildren, with another on the way. Eddie has a brother and three sisters, and a slew of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Walden is a retired Georgia Power foreman of thirty-eight years. During this time, Eddie got to know the community of Liberty County and the surrounding counties very well. He has a unique understanding of the needs and concerns of this area, as well as an ability to formulate solutions.
Eddie is an avid hunter and outdoors-man. He raises chickens and is something of a gentleman farmer, experimenting with everything from broccoli to lemons. One of his favorite activities is being outdoors with his grandchildren.
Mr. Walden was inspired to become a county commissioner by his father, who was a Hinesville city councilman. His father said, “The easiest thing is to do nothing” and encouraged Eddie to become involved in local government and to try to make a positive difference. Commissioner Walden’s philosophy is that government is not only for the wealthy or the retired, but for all. Whatever you feel you have to bring to the table, offer yourself first, and be willing to work.