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December 18, 2006

Lee County--  An embattled Lee County Commissioner speaks out about one group's effort to kick her out of office.

Jo Ealum is the target of a recall effort organizers are calling the Jo's Gotta Go campaign. They say Ealum can't perform her duties sufficiently because she's a full-time college student in Athens.

They also criticize her decision to sue two sheriff's deputies who arrested her, a case that a judge later threw out. Ealum stresses she's not suing the county, just the men she feels violated her constitutional rights.

She also says her education at UGA is not hindering but helping her become a better public servant.

"I feel that my opponent that I beat cannot accept loss because he is a core supporter. So I can handle it. What doesn't stop me only makes me stronger," said Ealum.  

Ealum says she's determined to continue her service to Lee County. She's asking a judge to throw out the recall application.

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