ATLANTA - Two familiar candidate names will be seen on the Nov. 6 general election in the race for a seat on the Montmorency County Board of Commissioners. The primary election show two current board members, Brock Baggett and Margaret D'Agostino lose, but District 1 is the only contest race in the general election.
"Too many things have gone wrong in the last two years. I'm running again because I want to straighten things out and get back to the basics. We need to get back to the way things should be," current Commissioner Albert LaFleche, a Democrat, said.
LaFleche said his 16 years of board experience will be an advantage to the county, but said the last two years of the county board have been detrimental.
"The last two years have been the worst I've ever seen, it shouldn't be like this," LaFleche said. "Financially, we're OK ... it's the way the board is doing things. If we don't straighten our budget out we'll head for a disaster, we won't survive."
Republican Dawn Lawrence said the county is in need of change and should not focus on board member's personal issues.
"I want to see changes in our county and see people get along, which can be a big issue. I want to make sure Montmorency business is looked after the way it should be," Lawrence, a mother of four, said. "My hope is to move forward, not backward. A lot of different things need to be addressed, but we need to take steps to implement change."
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