Sheriff Resigns to Run for County Commission Post

W.A. Woodham is hoping to hold a different title, that of county commissioner in District One, the seat held for years by the late Bill McGill.

For the past 34 years W.A. Woodham's name has been on the marquis as the top cop in Gadsden County, yet Woodham has decided not to seek another term as sheriff. Instead, the sheriff is throwing his hat in the ring for county commissioner in District One, hoping to carry on the legacy of the late Bill McGill and address some pressing concerns.

W.A. Woodham, candidate for Gadsden County Commission, District 1, says, "Whether we like it or not the county commissioners have to address the jail problem, we're overcrowded, it's the commission's job and somebody has to take a hold of that and go with it.

Woodham is not the only person vying for the seat in District One. He joins Quincy's grant manager, Auburn Ford, and former teacher Eugene Lamb all of whom are hoping to carry on McGill's legacy.

Auburn Ford, candidate for Gadsden County Commission, says, "I've created jobs here we have rehabilitated homes. We've created parks for our kids. I am doing some of the same things Bill McGill has done and I think he would smile down on me for doing those things here in the city of Quincy."

Eugene Lamb, candidate for Gadsden County Commission, says, "Bill McGill was a man who we knew all our lives. He did a lot of great things I just want to follow in his footsteps."

So far the three men are the only ones who have announced their candidacy, but folks have until noon, July 16th to qualify.


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