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By Alicia Eakin - bio | email

October 28, 2008

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The Lowndes County Sheriff wants to be Lowndes County Commission Chairman.

After 16 years as Sheriff, Ashley Paulk hopes to take on new responsibilities.

He says as a longtime sheriff and businessman, he's dealt with everyone in the political arena and has the experience to get things done.

But Norman Bennett says he's the man for the job.

Bennett is a former county commissioner and commission chairman. Combined with his experience running a business, he believes he's a perfect fit.

"I've got the leadership, the time and commitment for the job. I worked in multi-million dollar operations, I know big business, I know how to sell a budget and eliminate the desires from the needs," Bennett says.

"I've got a pulse for the community. I'm involved in other businesses and being sheriff you deal with a lot of people and you know what's going on in the county," Paulk adds.

Paulk says he wants to better the commissions relationship with Valdosta City Council.

Bennett wants to work on improving graduation rates.

Both want you to vote on November 4th.

The winner will succeed Chairman Rod Casey who is retiring.

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