Political Notebook

Perry mayor dispels election rumor

Perry Mayor Jimmy Faircloth, right, speaks during a City Council meeting Nov. 1.
Perry Mayor Jimmy Faircloth, right, speaks during a City Council meeting Nov. 1. wcrenshaw@macon.com

Perry Mayor Jimmy Faircloth says he will seek a third term of office, despite a rumor saying otherwise.

Faircloth said a Facebook post someone made about a year ago suggested that he wasn’t running again, and he said many people have believed it.

“I still have people coming up to me saying ‘I’m sorry you are not going to run again,’” he said.

But he said the rumor isn’t true. He will seek another term in the election to be held Nov. 7.

Faircloth said that when the rumor started he had not decided for sure he would seek re-election, but it influenced him to go ahead and make the decision to run again.

He said he is running for the same reason he did the first time, which is that he wants to make Perry a place “culturally and economically” where his son would want to stay and raise a family. His son, a high school freshman when Faircloth first ran, recently graduated from college and is hoping to find a job in Perry.

“I think we are on the right track,” Faircloth said of the city’s progress. “We’ve got quite a few significant projects that we have started and that I want to see through.”

Qualifying is Aug. 21-25. Council seats up for re-election are District 1, Post 1, held by Phylis Bynum-Grace; District 2, Post 1, held by Robert Jones; and District 3, Post 1, held by Randall Walker.

Wayne Crenshaw: 478-256-9725, @WayneCrenshaw1

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