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Interim county commissioner chosen

NEW LEXINGTON- The Perry County Democratic Party recently chose former Perry County Board of Elections Director Tim Green to fill former Perry County Commissioner Lonnie Wood’s position through the rest of the year.

Earlier this month, Wood pleaded no contest to two misdemeanors – assault and unlawful restraint. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail, $1,250 in fines (plus court costs), 100 hours of community service within 90 days, and as part of a plea deal, had to give up his commissioner position, and agreed not to hold or seek a position in public office for 10 years.

An April 14 report in The Beacon incorrectly stated that Woods was sentenced for “sexual assault.”

Green was appointed April 18 and Judge Luann Cooperrider swore him into office April 19.

“It’s kind of overwhelming at first,” said Green, who said there are plenty of meetings to attend and projects with which he needs to familiarize himself. “It’s a learning experience,” he said.

Green is appointed through the rest of the year, but said he will run in November to fulfill the remainder of Wood’s unexpired term, which runs through 2014. He was one of four candidates for the position.

Green said he served as director and deputy director of the board of elections for 18 years. Prior to that, Green worked for the Department of Agriculture as a meat inspector for nine years.

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