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Long County commission chairman resigns
Bobby Walker keeping district seat
Bobby Walker - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
Long County Commissioner Bobby Walker submitted a letter last week resigning his post as chairman of the commission.
Walker said he was stepping down after questions surfaced about his role in having members of his family employed by the county.
Walker’s letter said the talk of nepotism “takes away from the integrity of this board and the proper administration of this office.”
On Wednesday, he said he never thought questions like this would arise, especially since his wife has been an employee with the county for six years, and his son has been employed for a year.
 “I don’t have a problem with anyone, and I’m not doing this because I’m disgruntled or anything like that,” Walker said. “I’m going to continue to work hard for the county and fulfill my responsibilities to the 5th District.”
In his letter, Walker listed other issues pertaining to his decision. He said he does not agree with some of the county offices that are not willing to change for the betterment of Long County.
“I stand behind saying that there are offices that don’t want to work together, and that needs to stop,” he said. “People don’t realize it, but this job (chairman) takes a lot of your time. Another reason I’m stepping down is I want to spend more time with my family and my grandson ... for that matter, I think I’m going to start playing golf again.”
Walker said his resignation is effective July 6 at the next county commission meeting. At that time, the commission will elect another chairman.
 “There’s not problem with anything or anybody --nothing like that. I just think it’s time for a change,” Walker said.

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