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Mayor Rodney Weems

(2008 - 2009)


Born in West Columbia, Texas in 1945, Mr. Weems is a 1963 Graduate of Sweeny High School, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from William Carey College, Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1972.  Later, he earned a Masters Degree in Personnel Management from Central Michigan University in 1982.

Mr. Weems enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1966 attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant before being accepted for Officer Training School upon successful completion of college requirements.  He received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in August, 1972.  He retired March 1, 1995 as a Lieutenant Colonel serving at a total of 11 different duty locations.

Although he served in many locations, Sweeny was his home of record during his military career, and upon retiring from the Air Force, he returned to Sweeny with his wife Billie.  He has owned and successfully operated an insurance agency for the past 10+ years.  First elected to Council in 2006, he ran and was elected to serve the 1-year unexpired term of Mayor in May 2008.

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