Heading into the final stretch, Allen Peake in House District 137’s runoff has picked up the endorsements of the two Republicans on the Bibb County Commission — Chairman Charlie Bishop and Commissioner Elmo Richardson.
This race has heated up in the past week. Stebin Horne is saying he’ll pass a law banning autocalls from politicians and that he’s been a Republican working in the party. Allen Peake responded that he’s been a Republican since Ronald Reagan (when Horne was in short pants) and he can be judged based on his life and work.
Horne has finally decided to get his voice on the radio instead of using others to speak for him. He’s emphasizing that he too is a businessman. Peake is pointing out that he is a businessman and the guy in the race who is raising a family.
I’m waiting for it to get really ugly. Horne has started saying he voted against all tax increases on city council. That just might open an avenue for Peake to attack Horne’s tenure on the Macon Water Authority, which has failed to collect millions of dollars for the city and has raised water and sewage fees repeatedly.