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Commissioner Williamson passes away

SANTA ROSA COUNTY  --  Former Santa Rosa County Commissioner Jim Williamson passed away last night at age 67.

Williamson was first elected as District 1 Commissioner in 1996 and was re-elected in 2000 without opposition. Then elected again in 2008 and 2012.
   
He retired from the commission Tuesday because of health concerns.
Williamson graduated from Milton High School, then went on to play four years of professional baseball with the Saint Louis Cardinals.
   
He is survived by his wife, Paulette, their five sons, five daughters-in-law and eleven grandchildren.