Here Comes the Judd
updated 07/24/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 07/24/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Come November, if Polly—who was divorced from Naomi's dad, Glen Judd, in 1976 and wed retired towboat captain Wilbert Rideout, 75, in 1980—is elected to the $500-a-month job, she'll be the woman Ashland residents call "if their sewer is backed up or a traffic light is out, or if there are dogs on the loose," she says. "Most problems can be solved without calling out the National Guard." Naomi, for one, is sure she's up to the challenge. "I remember riding around Ashland in our old blue station wagon," she says, "and she'd say, 'There's too much traffic here. We need a stoplight.' And when we got home, she'd be making dinner with one hand and dialing city hall with the other."