Harrison Co. Supervisor Windy Swetman says farewell during his last meeting

Published: Dec. 14, 2015 at 9:12 PM CST
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HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Monday's Harrison County board of supervisors meeting was the last time we'll see Windy Swetman representing district one at board meetings. If you've followed Swetman's political career, you know he rarely hides his emotions.

And there were tears shed as he bid farewell to his colleagues on the board, where he's served as county supervisor the past eight years.

In those eight years, Swetman never missed a board meeting. There was passion in his voice, as he thanked the public and his fellow board members for the opportunity to serve.

"Dependability is the difference. The difference. So, what was the difference? You could depend on me. And you hear it all the time, football season, coaches say it. Do your job. Do your job. Well, you know what? I did my job. Thank you," Swetman said before a crowd at Harrison County's board meeting.

Two interim supervisors, Joe Meadows and John Johnson, also bid farewell at Monday's meeting. Meadows replaced Kim Savant, who resigned from the board. Johnson filled William Martin's seat, after Martin took his own life.

Over the summer Swetman submitted a two sentence letter to Harrison County's circuit clerk asking that his name be removed from county ballots.

He has worked more than two decades in the public sector in law enforcement or on the board of supervisors.

He said his reasoning for stepping away from public office is that he wants to go back to being a private citizen.

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