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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

July 2, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Lee County Commissioner Wally Roberts has his eyes set on a higher office.

Roberts, a former state patrol commander, is running for the District 13 Senate Seat being vacated by Michael Meyer von Bremen.

Roberts has served on the Lee County Commission for four years. He says his experience will serve him well on the state level.

"One thing that would make me a good candidate, I'd be a voice for local government. I've been sitting up here on the commission for four years I know the mandates they put on us and they don't fund it, it stresses our budget it puts us in a difficult situation," he says.

Roberts has started meeting with local officials in each of the Senate District's counties to see what their issues are. Tifton attorney Rusty Simpson also plans to run for the seat.

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