Jim Wetherington

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Jim Wetherington
67th Mayor of Columbus, Georgia
In office

William J. "Jim" Wetherington is a former mayor of Columbus, Georgia. He was elected 67th mayor of that city in 2006, after defeating incumbent mayor Bob Poydasheff. Wetherington's term ended in 2010[1] and he did not seek re-election. He was replaced by current mayor Teresa Tomlinson.[1] Wetherington previously served the city of Columbus as chief of police, and the state of Georgia as commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections, where he led the sixth largest prison system in the United States.[2]


  1. ^ a b Historical List of Mayors Archived 2012-08-29 at the Wayback Machine., columbusga.org; retrieved April 2011
  2. ^ Biography of William J. "Jim" Wetherington, columbusga.org; retrieved November 14, 2007
Political offices
Preceded by
Bob Poydasheff
Mayor of Columbus, Georgia
Succeeded by
Teresa Tomlinson