Leon County Commissioner Will Keep Job After Beating Up Wife

The Leon County Commissioner who pleaded guilty to a domestic violence charge after choking and punching his wife in March will keep his job, officials said Friday.

Because Commissioner William Dean Stanford pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor instead of the initial felony charge, he was able to keep his seat.

At a county commissioner?s meeting, officials said voters can ask for Stanford?s resignation, but he is not required to give up his job.