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August 6, 2006

Lee County - -Two Lee County residents are vying for your vote for a seat on the Lee County Commission.

James Mays and Willie Sneed are facing off Tuesday in the run-off election for the District 1 Democrat seat.

Mays served previously served on the Commission for two terms but lost to Jackie Sizemore. Sizemore recently lost the primary election, so Mays is trying to take the seat.

But he faces Sneed, a Lee county resident with some political experience of his own.  

"I still am the only one of the candidates that have a record of service for the county. Because the incubment, his record is not that good but my record was good and I'm willing and ready to offer more good service for the county," Mays Says.

"First of all if I come to your house and your dog bites me, that's the dog's fault but if I come to your house the 2nd time and your dog bites me again, that's my fault. I want people to think about that because were going in the same way we've gone before. That's very important. We've seen what happened before why should we do the same thing all over again," Sneed says.

In Montezuma, Sneed served as a city commissioner for 8 years and the tax assessor for 6 years. Both candidates say they're interested in getting citizens more involved in local government.

The winner in Tuesday's run-off will face Republican candidate Dennis Roland for the seat in November.

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