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Two announce run for commission


By Alton Mitchell

Two candidates have thrown their name in the pool to seek the County Commission seat being vacated by longtime County Commissioner Debbie Wood, who announced her intentions to run for a state house seat last week. The two candidates looking to fill the District 6 seat each carry a unique story and vision for Chambers County.

The fist candidate to place their name on the ballot is Debra Riley. Riley is a native of Chambers County and holds various degrees from institutions across Alabama include Southern Union, Auburn, and Troy. She is running on platform of continuing to push growth and development in Chambers County.

The second candidate on the ballot for the District 6 seat is Bo Colley. Colley is a young candidate, but no stranger to politics. A 2015 graduate of Valley High School, Colley ran for the Valley city council District 1 in 2016 where he won 32% of the vote. Colley presently attends Southern Union State Community College. Colley is running on a platform of representing all citizens of his district fairly and to run a campaign with integrity and honesty.

Both individuals are seeking to fill the seat being vacated by three term County Commissioner Debbie Wood who announced last week she would seek the state representative seat being vacated by Issac Whorton, who recently announced his candidacy for circuit court judge. The election is scheduled for June 5th, 2018.