Albritten wants his old seat

Albritten wants his old seat

DAWSON, GA (WALB) - Former Dawson Mayor Robert Albritten says he will seek his old office, currently held by Christopher Wright.

In 2012, Albritten demanded and got a recount on the paper ballots from the mayor's race, which he lost by 30 votes. Political newcomer Chris Wright got 755 votes, and Albritten received 725.

Albritten, a mortician, has been elected multiple times, despite a stormy past. He was charged with speeding and driving under the influence in 2007.

In 2003, he plead guilty to charges of DUI when he crashed into another car, injuring a woman.

In 2005, Albritten was sentenced to 12 months probation and fined $9,000 for allegations he falsified life insurance forms.

12 felony counts were dismissed and nine were reduced to misdemeanors.

He plead no contest to those nine charges.

Wright was shot multiple times about a year ago, but survived. He was elected as mayor at age 23.

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