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Governor appoints Croom to county commission

Governor Ron DeSantis has appointed Anthony Croom, Jr. to represent District 3 on Franklin County Board of County Commissioners.

Croom, 36, a Republican, fills the position vacated by the death of Noah Lockley, Jr. who passed away at age 72 on Nov. 14.

Croom works as district safety and security administrator for the Franklin County Schools. Previously, he was a lieutenant with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, a special agent with the state’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and a sergeant for the Apalachicola Police Department.

Croom attended Chipola State College.

Lockley’s term was set to expire in 2024, so an election will be held in the fall for a full four-year term.

A Democrat, Elinor Mount-Simmons, 66, has said she plans to seek her party’s nomination for the seat at the Aug. 24 primary.

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