Last updated: June 03. 2014 11:28AM - 710 Views
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In the wake of Darwin Dennison’s surprise resignation from the office of Grayson County Jailer, effective May 31, Jason Woosley has been sworn in as the new Jailer for the remainder of Dennison’s term.

Woosley, a long-time detention center employee, was serving as Deputy Jailer prior to his assignment to the new position.

Grayson County Judge Executive Gary Logsdon named Woosley to the post, receiving final approval from the Fiscal Court members on Monday morning in a unanimous vote. (Note: Magistrates Harold Johnson and Brad Brown were absent from the meeting, and did not cast a vote.)

“Everyone here feels like he’ll do a good job,” Logsdon said.

Logsdon’s sentiment was echoed by Magistrate Bill Skaggs, who commended Woosley for the excellent communication he already has with the Fiscal Court and with his open availability for detention center and other county matters.

Woosley will finish out the current term, which ends in December. His name will also appear on the ballot for Jailer for the new term beginning in January.

Woosley beat out fellow Republican contenders Fairley Williams and Shaun Campbell in the recent primary elections for Jailer. No Democratic candidates registered to run for the office.

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