As Robert Brown Prepares to Run for Macon’s Mayor

He has killed a popular, substantive reform of Macon’s City Council.

Proposals to shrink the Macon City Council to 11 elected members remain in a deadlock, and as the days tick away in this year’s legislative session, any change becomes less and less likely.

The bulk of Macon’s legislative delegation remains in support – though some begrudgingly – of a plan to cut at-large seats from the 15-member council.

State Sen. Robert Brown, D-Macon, remains against that plan, suggesting instead that seats elected solely by voters within each of the council’s five wards should be cut.

Brown intends to announce after the session ends that he is running for mayor. He has already given Terri Tripp, currently on the Bibb County School Board, his blessing to succeed him in his State Senate District Seat.


  1. HeartofGa says:

    I am the only Democrat in Macon who thinks that despite all the rumors and guarantees, Brown will not run for Mayor. I’ll believe it when the ink is dry on the qualifying form.

  2. RuralDem says:

    Robert Reichert
    Lance Randall
    Anita Ponder
    Thelma Dillard

    Arlan Gibson

    Reichert is the only non African American running so far, that I know of.

    I remember Erick mentioning on here that former Mercer President Kirby Godsey was rumored to be running. Any more info on that?

  3. Doug Deal says:

    Thanks Rural Dem.

    I am trying to put together a middle georgia related discussion site, and thought I would include some info about the candidates as well as a calendar and such.

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