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Last updated 3:46AM ET
August 17, 2018
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Payne Announces For Commissioner
(WOUB) - A former mayor of Albany is now running for Athens County Commissioner.

Larry Payne announced Tuesday that he will run for the open seat of commissioner Bill Theisen and not against Mark Sullivan, the commissioner up for re-election.

The Athens Chamber of Commerce membership coordinator will run against Aliene Linwood of Athens and Charles Adkins of Albany, both Democrats who have already filed.

Payne, a Republican, says he hopes to bring some political balance to the board because currently all the seats are held by Democrats.

Payne says his 14 years working with businesses puts him in a good position to work as a commissioner and work both attracting and retaining jobs in the county.

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