Over the last couple of days, I have gathered the following rumors…I repeat RUMORS, lest I should be accused of trying to state as fact something I haven’t confirmed:
1. Nathaniel Ford, currently CEO of MARTA, might be considering a move…quite a substantial move, actually, to continue similar duties in a similar position with BART, San Francisco’s public transit system.
2. Could Congressman Lewis be stepping down, for some unknown reason, setting up a contest between the Mayor and State Senator Sam Zamarrippa?
3. This one is actually confirmed. While State Representative David Graves languishes in forced confinement, the only challenger for the seat, Middle Georgia realtor Dale Washburn has announced his intention to seek the seat. His campaign organization so far? Chair — Ms. Anna Payne, local communty activitst and wife of Georgia political heavyweight Ron Payne. Treasurer — Mr. Bruce Elliot, Georgia real estate mogul and incoming chairman of the Georgia Realtors Association. I can hear those statewide realtor’s dollars sliding in…in all fairness, Peach Pundit also hears that challenges will come from Macon City Councilman Stebin Horne, Bibb County School Board Chairman Gary Bechtel, and Mercer University lobbyist Becky Burgess