In this Telegraph file photo, incumbent Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert, left, checks for election returns in 2016, an hour after polls closed. By early 2018, some prospective candidates are already exploring a bid to become the next mayor once Reichert's final term ends in 2020.
In this Telegraph file photo, incumbent Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert, left, checks for election returns in 2016, an hour after polls closed. By early 2018, some prospective candidates are already exploring a bid to become the next mayor once Reichert's final term ends in 2020.
In this Telegraph file photo, incumbent Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert, left, checks for election returns in 2016, an hour after polls closed. By early 2018, some prospective candidates are already exploring a bid to become the next mayor once Reichert's final term ends in 2020.

Macon won't have a new mayor until 2021. So why have some candidates already stepped forward?

February 12, 2018 05:43 PM