Live Oak —
Larry Sessions has announced his candidacy for county commission District 4.
Sessions was born in Vienna, Austria while his father served in the United States Air Force. During his early childhood years, Sessions and his family were moved all across the world until his father’s retirement from the service.
“I attended 10 schools in 12 years,” Sessions said. “When my father retired, we moved back to Mayo where my father was raised.”
Sessions graduated from Lafayette High School and went to the United States Military Academy at West Point. After leaving the Army he held jobs with the federal government until he returned to Mayo in 1981 to farm. After a bad year of dry land farming Sessions was hired as a seasonal driver for UPS in Gainesville. Sessions was called back to UPS in 1982 as a full time driver.
Sessions spent 29 years with UPS, 27 of those years in management. He had many responsibilities including: operations management, industrial engineering, security and special assignments. Sessions was involved in many operations in North Florida and South Georgia. Sessions said his work with UPS gave him the experience to help Suwannee County on the Board of County Commissioners.
Sessions noted his budget in the Daytona operation was as large as the Suwannee County budget.
“I had to make a plan, and then I had to make sure the plan was implemented, and hold people accountable to the plan,” Sessions said. “UPS is a very accountable company, and that’s why I am running for county commissioner, to be able to make plans and be held accountable, and hold other people accountable to spend the county’s money responsibly.”
“I want to be able to give back to the county. I want to bring my business acumen to the county,” he said. “I am concerned about this county. I plan to spend the rest of my life in this county and I want it to be better for me and of course for my children and grandchildren.”