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Sheriff candidate experiences difficulty running as independent

A non-traditional candidate for sheriff in Colquitt County is talking about the challenges of his unusual campaign. (Source: WALB) A non-traditional candidate for sheriff in Colquitt County is talking about the challenges of his unusual campaign. (Source: WALB)
Seaborn Folsom said he's wanted to run for sheriff for almost 50 years. (Source: WALB) Seaborn Folsom said he's wanted to run for sheriff for almost 50 years. (Source: WALB)
Republican Rod Howell and Democrat Roger Lindsay are also running to replace retiring Colquitt County Sheriff Al Whittington. (Source: WALB) Republican Rod Howell and Democrat Roger Lindsay are also running to replace retiring Colquitt County Sheriff Al Whittington. (Source: WALB)
COLQUITT CO., GA (WALB) -

A non-traditional candidate for sheriff in Colquitt County is talking about the challenges of his unusual campaign.

Seaborn Folsom said he's wanted to run for sheriff for almost 50 years.

He is now running as an independent write-in candidate, but he said many of his campaign signs have disappeared or been destroyed.

Folsom said his military background and years with police departments in Doerun and Berlin give him the experience to bring positive change to the Sheriff's office.

"They won't enforce the law against certain people because they have money, or because of their background or their family's last name, or whatever.  Well, that's what I call, 'The Good Ole Boy days.' Well, when I take office, the Good Ole Boy Days are going to die out," said Folsom.

Republican Rod Howell and Democrat Roger Lindsay are also running to replace retiring Colquitt County Sheriff Al Whittington. 

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