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Winters announces candidacy for tax commissioner in 2020
Roosevelt Winters

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County Magistrate Court Clerk Roosevelt Winters has officially announced his candidacy for the position of Newton County Tax Commissioner in 2020. 

"I started my career as an intern with Newton County through the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia in 2010 while completing my undergraduate degree in business management from Shorter University," Winters told The News. "I worked alongside County Clerk Mrs. Jackie Smith and the Newton County Board of Commissioners."

Since then, Winters has been employed by Newton County since 2011 and he since completed his masters in business from Strayer University. He has experience in a variety of county departments and currently serves as the Magistrate Court Clerk, working with Superior Court Clerk Linda D. Hays and Chief Magistrate/Probate Judge Melanie Bell. 

The tax commissioner position is currently filled by Barbara Dingler, who is in her fifth term.