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Jimmy Williamson is running for Oconee County sheriff as a Republican, but he asked Democrats assembled at the party meeting last month to help him with his campaign.
“Anybody that wants to help me get my name out, and help people understand that I’m the most qualified candidate, I appreciate the help,” Williamson said.
Williamson and James Hale are the only two announced candidates to succeed retiring Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry, and both Williamson and Hale have said they plan to run as Republicans.
Williamson spoke briefly and then responded to questions that focused mostly on gun issues and school safety.
Williamson said he was disappointed that the state law does not require any safety training for those who apply for and receive a permit to carry a weapon and that he thinks arming teachers is a mistake.
The Oconee County Democrats will meet next at 6 p.m. on Aug. 15 at the Bogart Library Auditorium, where Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Teresa Tomlinson will be the speaker.
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