Jim Glennon

Jim Glennon, compliance officer at the Drew County Detention Center and the Valley-Green Hill Volunteer fire chief, has announced his candidacy for Drew County Judge in the May Democratic Primary.

“I will work hard to continue the many positive aspects of living and working in Drew County, while seeking every opportunity to improve/enhance them by attracting good jobs to the area, maintaining and cleaning up our roadways, being a good steward of the County’s business and providing open and honest government, while ensuring we are ‘living within our means’ as the local government,” Glennon said in his campaign announcement. “I would very much appreciate your support and vote for Drew County Judge and look forward to meeting with as many of you as possible over the next few months.”

Glennon, a 56-year-old Democrat, is a life-long resident of the Possum Valley Community in southwestern Drew County and is a graduate of Drew Central High School.

He served on active duty for 20 years in the United States Army, retiring as a First Sergeant and is currently employed as the compliance officer for the Drew County Detention Facility. He is chief of the Valley/Green Hill Volunteer Fire Department, serves as a board member for the Green Hill-Brooks Chapel Water Association and as secretary for the Sixteenth Section and Ozment-Valley Cemetery Association.

Glennon, known as “Randy” by many, is the son of the late James and Glenda Glennon.

Current Drew County Judge Damon Lampkin recently announced that he would not be seeking another term.