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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. I Trotman Seeks joe Dan Trotman, Judge of the County Court, announces Re- ! etlon the he has qualified for re-election and will appreciate your vote and support during As L. Judge ~hecoming election• Thv judges of the State of Florida have honored him by experience of dealing with the naming him to serve as the juvenile court during his time President of the Florida County as County Judge• Judges Association and he has You need someone to serve also served as President of the you that you know that you call Florida Council of Juvenile' go to and get the information Court Judges. He had 24 years you desire. Vote For Man Who Knows How To Make Improvements And Save Taxpayers Money Elect Walton County Commissioner District Birge OTTIS BIRGE believes that, together, we can make Walton County a better place to live and work. He asks for and needs your vote and support for County Commissioner, District 3. Listed below are brief statements concerning his past accomplishments and "platform" as your County Commissioner. 1• Educated in the public schools. Studied Industrial Engineering and Business Administration at Healds Engineering College, Florida State University, and is a graduate of Mount Diablo Valley College. 2• A veteran of the Korean War conflict. Participated in the invasion of Inchon, Korea. Awarded two battle stars and other decorations. At the age of 36, recognized as one of the top ten young executives of the nation. Saved taxpayers over $78 million by recommending improved management practices at all levels of federal, state, and local county governments. Served as Chairman of the Task Group responsible for developing procedures which led to the abolishment of the Selective Service System. Received the Federal Government's second highest award - The Meritorious Service Award. Over 20 years experience as a top level administrator. Worked at all levels of Federal, State, and local County governments. Well versed in good management. Has keen knowledge of legislative processes. PLATFORM 1. For the next four years, will vote against all proposed increases in your property taxes. Will also work to lower your present taxes. 2. Will work for improved Walton County medical services and hospital facilities. 3. Will promote industry to improve the economic situation of Walton County. 4. Will work with both Federal and State officials to obtain funds needed to improve all roads in Walton County. 5. Will be a full time County Commissioner. To provide improved and faster services to the public, will maintain daily office hours in the Walton County Court House. iThank you for your vote and support, pd. pol. adv. by Ottis Birge By Standards Of Current Joe Dan Trotman is quali- fied, experienced, and capable. During the past four years he has served in Okaloosa ColJnty Courts, Santa Rosa County Courts, and Escambia County along with his duties in Walton County. Elect a manyou know-Joe Dan Trotman. .WEIMORTS Milford Weimorts Qualifies For County Sheriff Milford F. Weimorts announces his candidacy tor Sheriff of Walton County. ---wetmorts is 47 years of age and has been a life long resident of Walton County. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1968 after serving over 20 years on active duty which include Korean War and Vietnam Crisis,lie graduated from the Gulf Coast Community College' from the Law Entorcement Course and has been active in Law Enforcement for over 6 years. "If elected I intend to ~ve the Sheriffs office and person- nel to the people of Walton County because it is an office and department for the people. I also will give honest and unpartial law enforcement to this county," says Weimorts. -- VOTE FOR & ELECT -- On Tuesday, September 7, 1976 -- FOR -- Walton County, Florida DEMOCRATIC PARTY Howard Griffith Q U ALIFI C A TION S - Candidate F or Honest and efficient service. Will give good honest, and just law enforcement. High school education, and a Master Mason belonging to DeFuniak Lodge F&AM 170. County Sheriff Ho~varct H. Griffith~ Member of Baptist Church. announces his candidacy f_or EXPERIENCE - Have been employed by City of DeFuniai: Springs, Florida Police Department for the past 11 years, 8 months as a policeman, B years of which has been as Chief of Police (1 1 years, 8 months current law enforcement) ,ERVICE - ! am a veteran of World War II and Korean Conflict, having served 24 years, from ~ne 1934 to April 1958 at which time I retired with rank of M/SGT(Had been M/SGT • 17 years, 9 months) I WANT TO BE YOUR SHERIFF I WANT TO BE SHERIFF FOR THE PEOPLE OF WALTON COUNTY Please Come Out And Vote In First Primary September 7, 1976 Vote For A. W. "Sarge" Brown For Sheriff Pd. Pol. Adv, by A.W.]'Sarge" Brown. 512 Lincoln Avenue, DeFuniak Springs. Florida. the office of sheriff ot Watton County in the upcoming elec- tion. Mr. Griffith is 55 years old and a graduate of Walton High School. He served for 4 years in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific Theater during World War !I and has been in business in DeFuniak since he returned from service. Howard is a member of • Glendale. Presbyterian Church. He is also a member of the Walton County Chamber of~ Commerce and has served on that Board of Directors. He is presently thepresident-elect of the Kiwanis Club of DeFuniat ':Springs. Mr. Griffith was elected and served on the Walton County School Board for 3 terms from 1955 to 1967. Howard is married to the former Peggy Hudson and they have two sons, Danny and Ranny. Mr. Griffith when elected plans to pursue a fair and im~part[al coultty wide law enlorcement program for the protection of all the citizens and property of Walton County. He will be a full time a~nd active sheriff. Walton County Beginning Fall Quarter, a student can get a full two- year engineering program at Lurleen B• Wallace State Ju- nior College. Engineering stu- dents will be able to transfer all credits and be classified as a Junior at Auburn Univer- sity. For $202.50, plus books, a student can attend LBW for a year as compared to the esti- mated $2500 per year at Au- burn. Dr. Frank Lin, a civil en- gineer, has been employed to teach physics and engineering courses. Dr. Lin, a graduate of Yale University, has work- ed with Professor Haniel Jo- nes of Auburn University in setting up the LBW program. Vote For And Elect Vote District 5 He is a successful Walton County man now retired,- able and willing to devote time and talents to this vital job. pd. political adv. by Dick Saltsman James Carlton Rushing Your Next County Commissioner District 1, Walton County This is what 1 stand For: 1. Industry for Walton County. 2. Spending of the tax dollars wisely. 3. Fu[Itime (N9 other bust, hess intere~/t). . Upkeeiaing of roads. • Fairness to everyone. Because He alone had the courage to run four yeatS ago against great odds. He has since continued to point out the favoritism and mismanagement that has cost you money and tarnished the school system. He resigned ~to run. The other men have their well paying jobs waiting. They are taking it0 risk. His persistence has brought down the incumbent's political empire built on the cunning use of tax money. What have the other candidates done for except ask you for a better job? pd. pol. adv. by James Rushing pd. pol. adv. by Charles Adams (Democrat} (1) Be open to ideas and suggestions from all Walton Countians; (2) Work for better hospital facilities; (3) Work for better ambulance service; (4) Work for equal police protection; (5) Work for better roads; (6) Work for better phone service; (7j Work to bring industry to Walton County; (gj Appreciate your vote and support. pd. pol. adv. by M.M. Adkinson I