Swimming Pool

Rookie lawmakers Corey Simon and Gallop Franklin take the lead

Gadsden County Commissioner Brenda Holt, center, with Rep. Gallop Franklin, Senator Corey Simon and former Congressman Al Lawson pose after the 2023 Gadsden Legislative Delegation meeting

QUINCY — More than 50 residents met with the newly elected Gadsden County Legislative Delegation last week in the Chambers of County Commissioners across Jefferson Street from Courthouse Square.

Sen. Corey Simon, R-Tallahassee, ousted Democratic incumbent Loranne Ausley from Tallahassee in November, and Rep. Gallop Franklin, D-Tallahassee, won the vacated seat when former Rep. Ramon Alexander, D-Tallahassee, resigned after harassment refused to seek re-election allegations reported by the Tallahassee Democrat.

The Gadsden County Commission introduced a $33 million bill of statutes to raise money for a new government center, a multipurpose center, the Boys and Girls Club, and parks and recreational facilities.

“We had an old swimming pool here that tended to drain before you could get into the pool. This is something we are looking at in relation to public health needs,” Commissioner Brenda Holt said of a plan to tackle the prevalence of hypertension and diabetes.

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