Rehman seeking mayor’s seat
by Sarah Fay Campbell
Senoia resident Don Rehman said he is running for mayor of Senoia with a sense of public duty towards the city.
Rehman, a retired colonel in the U.S. Army, is a frequent speaker at Senoia City Council meetings, and was a candidate for city council in 2011. He is also active in the homeowners association of the Heritage Pointe subdivision.
Rehman and his wife, Marian, moved to Senoia after his retirement from the defense contract industry more than five years ago.
Rehman said he is motivated to serve everyone in the city and is seeking public office "because it is the right moment in the history of our city for me to do so, the right circumstance in my life to do so and the right public need for me to attempt to be of service to."
Rehman said he looks forward to sharing his vision of how he can best be of public service to all, listen and learn from the views of the public, and project his enthusiasm and demonstrate his competence for the mayor's office.
Rehman said his slogan is "Put We the People in Office — Not Politicians."
Rehman was born in New York to a building painter and seamstress. He studied aviation mechanics in vocational high school and attended college studying engineering before dropping out of college to enlist in the Army.
Rehman was deployed to Germany in 1951 and was trained as a radio repairman. He attended Signal Officer Candidate School in 1952, and was stationed at Atlanta Army Depot (now Fort Gillem) in 1954, where he met his future wife, a native of Griffin.
Rehman served two tours of duty in Vietnam and rose to the rank of colonel. He retired after 26 and a half years of active duty military service. During his time in the army he earned a bachelor's degree in military science and a master's degree in logistics management.
After retirement, he earned a Master of Business Administration degree and worked in the defense contract industry, including work as an international marketing and military logics manager traveling to numerous countries.
"Each time I returned to the United States from my travels abroad I silently thanked the Almighty for giving me the good fortune of having been born in the 'land of the free and the home of the brave' and for repeatedly mercifully granting me safe return to the beloved nation of my birth," Rehman said.