During the energetic Austell Community Taskforce candidate forum recently, incumbent District 4 Commissioner Woody Thompson surprised the crowd of about 50 with his very honest answer to one particular question.
Audience members were able to ask questions by writing them on index cards which were handed to the forum's facilitator, Elliot Hennington.
When asked why he switched parties from Republican to Democrat when running for reelection four years ago, Thompson answered frankly, "I did that because I wanted to win. Simple as that...I knew I wanted to serve again. So I did it to win.”
Many audience members were visibly shocked by his answer. Some even whispering, "Wow."
He said commissioners only focus on “partisan politics” every four years.
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