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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Montford Meets With Supporters

Bill Montford, Democrat Candidate for State Senate Seat District 6, was in Marianna this past Thursday night to meet with friends and supporters. Ronnie and Kitty Myers opened up their lovely home to approximately 75 folks who came out to show their support for Montford. Robert Trammel introduced his longtime friend to those few folks who were meeting Montford for the first time. Montford then spoke briefly to the crowd about why he was running for the Senate and what he planned to accomplish if elected. He also fielded questions from those in attendance before the group enjoyed some fine smoked steak dinners prepared by Bill Peacock.

Montford was born in Marianna and moved to Blountstown where he grew up and graduated from Blountstown High School. He went on to graduate from Chipola Jr. College before moving to Tallahassee and graduating from Florida State University. Currently a retired educator from Leon County, Montford served in Leon County as a teacher, a principal for 18 years and then ran for and was elected as Superintendent of Schools. In addition to his education work, Montford also served two terms as a Leon County Commissioner. But on Thursday he was back among family and friends from the area he still calls home. “Growing up in North Florida, hard work and community service have always been a large part of my life. That’s how I was raised, and how Jane (his wife) and I raised our children. I am proud of my professional accomplishments and community involvement, and I stand by my record of public service.  Someone once said of me, “He is one of us!”  That is the best compliment that I could ever receive,” Montford said to those in attendance.

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