ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Outgoing Lee County Commissioner Jo Ealum has resigned. Ealum, whose term expires in December, joined the Marines in May.
The 24 year old Ealum just completed Officer Candidate School. She resigned her commission seat August 8th and was commissioned as a second Lieutenant the next day.
Ealum said she was proud of her time on the commission. Ealum said "Lee County is obviously a vibrant community and we are very fortunate in every aspect to be located where we are, to have the opportunities available to us. And I believe with the correct leadership we will head in all the right directions."
Tax Commissioner Betty Johnson will succeed Ealum as Leesburg district Commissioner in January. The seat will remain vacant until then.
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