I’ll be blunt with this one – given the successes of David Cousino, Robert Reichert, Rick Hutto, Larry Schlesinger, Mike Cranford, Ed Defore, and Tom Ellington (who it looks like will have to go into a runoff), the Jack Ellis legacy is that he added a great deal of distrust to the already troubled racial relationship in Macon, Georgia and, as a result, has so united white voters in North Macon and Shirley Hills, he’s made it much more difficult for black candidates in divided primaries to get elected.
That is the Jack Ellis legacy. He could have brought harmony. Instead he expanded the discord.
He will not be missed.