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Friday, July 17, 2009

Riley fills Montgomery commission vacancy


Gov. Bob Riley has appointed E. Ham Wilson Jr. to a vacancy on the Montgomery County Commission. Wilson will fill the vacancy left by former Commissioner Todd Strange's election as mayor of Montgomery.
Wilson is a lifelong resident of Montgomery who served as a state representative and as a special assistant attorney general for the state. He is the managing partner of a Montgomery law firm.
"This is an important position and we searched far and wide to find the right person for the job," Riley said in a statement. "Ham is a respected member of the community, both as a businessman and a civic leader, and I know he will serve the citizens of Montgomery County with distinction."
Wilson, in the release, said he is ready to go to work. The appointment is effective immediately.
"I look forward to serving the people of District 1 and working with the commission to continually improve the quality of life in Montgomery County," he said.
Wilson is a graduate of the University of Alabama and Cumberland Law School.

-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen

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