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Lee Commission candidate wants change

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April 29, 2008

Lee County--  A political newcomer says he wants to help make Lee County more responsible with your tax money.

Rick Muggridge announced Tuesday he's running for the Lee County Commission Century District seat currently held by Morris Leverett. Muggridge says it's time for change.

After complaining for years, he wants to now do something to bring more economic development to the area and ease traffic issues. He also isn't pleased with Lee County's budget problems.

"I think that for too long, the answer has been raising the millage rate when the county falls short as opposed to tightening your belt. It seems like they're asking the taxpayers to dig deeper. You can't ask them to dig deeper when they're already digging deeper for just about everything that they purchase," said Muggridge.

Muggridge has lived in Lee County since 1995. He runs his own insurance business in Albany. He'll qualify to run in Lee County Wednesday. Morris Leverett qualified Tuesday.  

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