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Worth Chairman has age issue

By Jay Polk - bio | email

November 7, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A man who won a seat on the Worth County Board on Tuesday might not be able to serve-- because he's too young.

Matt Medders won an August 5th runoff and ran unopposed in the General Election for a seat on the Worth County Commission.

The problem is that Medders is only 26-years-old. And while state law only requires candidates to be at least 21-years-old before running for office, the Worth County Code requires that candidates be at least 27-years-old before they can run for commission seats.

So far no one has challenged the election outcome and election officials are waiting from a ruling from the county attorney before taking any further action.

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