WARNER ROBINS -- Councilman Mike Daley announced via email Tuesday he will seek re-election for his Post 1, at large, seat.
“The ‘Mayor and Council’ as a unified team has worked hard over my tenure on council to keep our city in sound financial condition and to ensure that our hardworking employees have the tools necessary to provide the services required by our citizens,” Daley said.
Daley’s announcement means Mayor Chuck Shaheen likely will face off in November against one of his current council members. Shaheen announced last week he will relinquish his post and instead run for Daley’s seat.
Charlie Scott, a retired fireman, qualified for the race Monday. Neither Shaheen nor Daley have signed the official documents entering them into the race. They have until Friday to do so. Daley said he intends to qualify at noon Wednesday.
Daley noted in his announcement six projects that City Council has worked on throughout his term, including annexing land “to keep property taxes low,” purchasing property for a sports complex on Elberta and North Houston roads and donating land to the state for a veterans education and training center. He also references a water park for which he recently backed infrastructure.
“This is just to name a few of our projects,” he wrote. “We are working hard, and we have a great team!”
References to “team” in the announcement were bolded. Harmony has become something of a theme for this year’s election after four years of touch and go relations between city leaders.
Daley wrote that since he joined council, he has added city government, finance and operations lessons to his college education.
“The voters put me in this office four years ago, and with their blessing, I would like to continue the work for the citizens of Warner Robins for another four years,” he wrote in the announcement.