Politics & Government

Warner Robins council member to face opposition

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.

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.