Washington City Councilman In The Hot Seat

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

High electricity rates and the increase of people who can't pay their bills is a hot topic in one city in the east. It's also raising questions about one of their own council members use of "power. "

There's talk Washington councilman Darwin Woolard owes the city close to 10 thousand dollars for electric services. The allegations came to light, after Woolard voted against reducing the electric rate at Monday night's City Council meeting. Woolard says, he has nothing to hide and isn't in debt with Washington utilities.

We checked with the clerk of courts and found Woolard has other debts that total more than ten thousand dollars, but none with the city of Washington. Woolard says, like everyone else he too, has financial hardships.

We asked to see Woolard's utility records, but were provided with a general statute by the city that says those records are confidential.

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