WARNER ROBINS -- At least one City Council member up for re-election this year will face opposition.
Betsy Loiacono, 42, said in an email Friday that she is running for the Post 4 seat held by Tim Thomas. She plans to make a formal announcement at 10 a.m. Monday at City Hall.
She said in the email that she is running “due to a wide demand for better representation of the Post 4 position.”
She is a victim’s advocate in the Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office.
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Reached by phone, she declined to discuss her priorities but said she will at Monday’s announcement.
Thomas announced his intent to run for re-election earlier this week, as did fellow first-term council members Carolyn Robbins and Mike Davis. Loiacono is the first opposition candidate to announce.
Qualifying for the Nov. 3 election will be held Aug. 31 through Sept. 4.
In 2010 Loiacono ran unsuccessfully against Houston County Board of Education member Marianne Melnick. Loiacono won 36 percent of the vote.