Henry Ficklin is running for Mayor of Macon.
Macon City Councilman Henry Ficklin has confirmed he will enter the mayor’s race as a Democrat.Ficklin has been a Democrat for most of his political career, which began when he first won election to the council in 1979. But in recent weeks he floated the idea of running as either a Republican or Independent candidate to avoid the crowded Democratic primary. In the end, he said, he decided he had no reason to abandon principles “I have lived with and ran on all these years.”
This is a terrible idea. Ficklin most likely can’t get it and in his present position, as Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, he’s more of a tight ass than most Republicans. He needs to stay put. The Assistant Chairman, who I assume would take his place, is not so fiscally restrained.