Ray DuBose has served on the Newnan City Council since January 2006 and served as Mayor Pro Tem from January 2022 to January 2023. Mr. DuBose was born in the Canal Zone, Panama but was raised in Vero Beach, Florida. He has lived in Newnan since 1990.
Mr. DuBose attended the University of Central Florida and is a graduate of Indian River College, where he majored in Business Administration. He has done post-graduate studies at the Gemological Institute of America. He is a fourth-generation jeweler. He has retired from the jewelry business and is currently an independent real estate agent with Josey Young and Brady Realty and also a retail jewelry and diamond consultant and appraiser.
Mr. DuBose is a veteran. He served in the U.S. Army at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Eight Army Head Quarters, Soul, South Korea, Adjutant General's office.
Currently, he is a member, and past president, of the Newnan Rotary Club, is a member, and twice past president of Main Street Newnan, is a member, and past chairman, of the Downtown Development Authority, and is a member, and past president of the Georgia Jewelers Association. Furthermore, he is a member and former director of the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce. Mr. DuBose is the Georgia Jewelry Design winner for 2004, 2005, and 2006. He is also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Formerly, Mr. DuBose served as president of the Vero Beach Volunteer Fire Department, president of the Vero Beach / Indian River Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Vero Beach Masonic Lodge, and as president of the Indian River College Foundation. He also is the past president of the Newnan Coweta Arts Council, a former member of the West Georgia University Newnan Advisory Board, and past director of Diamond Council of America.
He is married to Linda. His children live in Coweta County as do his six grandchildren: Callie, James, and Cody DuBose, and Ida Lee, Sarah Ellis, and Yates Lundsford.
Mr. DuBose is active in Central Baptist Church in Newnan. Mr. DuBose's family roots date back to Colonial Georgia, and his great grandfather was Captain of the "The Lee" one of three Georgia Navy Revolutionary warships. His fifth great grandfather was a member of the original Georgia House of Representatives. Mr. DuBose has always loved boats, the water, and family.