On November 16, the Leon County Commission will swear in its newly elected and re-elected Commissioners Jane Sauls, Tony Grippa and Ed DePuy. That will be three-term Commissioner Rudy Maloy's last day in office.
Commissioner Maloy says he trusted in himself, his family and kept his faith, and it made all the difference. A younger Rudy Maloy took his oath for the office of Leon County Commission, at large. Twelve years later, he's ready to say good-bye.
Rudy Maloy says, "I'm just thankful that I'm here today, closing out 12 years as a commissioner and moving on with my life."
Some of Maloy's highlights as a commissioner include his time as the chair and president of the Florida Association of Counties.
Maloy says, "The first eight years were the most enjoyable and exciting."
The low point was when he faced allegations of misconduct of his office.
"I always had faith. I knew I hadn't done anything ethically or legally wrong. I know what happened in my life," Maloy adds.
The big question is what will Rudy Maloy do next?
"I'm weighing all my options. I don't have anything set in stone at this time, but I have been active in the community with 20 or 30 years in government. I assume I will do something with government."
He says he does know he will spend more time with loved ones.
"My family has always been there for me and allowed me to go on," he says.
In the past Commissioner Maloy has done some consulting and lobbying work, so if he doesn't become a government employee he will do something along those lines.
Maloy says the allegations certainly hurt him and he says from his perspective he was found not guilty in a court of law and an ethics court.