McWhorter Wants Page Supervisor Seat

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Lee McWhorter is a familiar face in Page County. He's run several times for board of supervisor and school board positions, but hasn't had any luck. Most recently he ran for the at-large chair position on the board of supervisors and lost to Tommy Lafrance by about 60 votes. At the beginning of January, Page County District Two Supervisor Mason Lockridge announced his resignation, forcing the board to appoint someone new. Residing in District Three didn't stop Lee McWhorter from sending in his letter of interest to the county. He's changing his address by renting part of his treasurer's house which is within district two. "State code requires you to live in the district in where you're going to represent, so I rented a house, and I live in the district in which I'm going to represent," says Possible District Two Candidate A. Lee McWhorter. McWhorter says he needs three out of five votes from the board of supervisors to be appointed. He says there are rumors that at least one current supervisor lives in one district and has a house in the district he represents. "The issue to me is not where you live, it's how you represent the people that you represent and because I ran in the last election as a county-wide candidate, I got 48% of the vote, I feel like I represent the entire county, I think every supervisor represents the entire county," says McWhorter. John Rust of district two is the only other person who's sent in a letter of interest. McWhorter says he wants the county supervisors to have a choice when deciding on an interim chair, and says he's made up his mind on many major issues. "I'd like to see two new schools built and the county office building built, and people prospering in this county and jobs come to this county, and I don't think that that has been necessarily the board's agenda over the last 10, 12 years," says McWhorter.