July 31, 2012

A final thought as the voting enters it’s final hours –

I would like to personally thank all the many citizens who volunteered their time, money, energy, voice, encouragement, and more importantly, your YES vote in the consolidation/unification effort. And to those who opposed us in a civil and honest debate, thank you for challenging us to be better.

My greatest joy in this journey has been the unifying effect it has had on our community. It has been an honor for me to work with both Democrats and Republicans, blacks and whites, rich and not so rich, North Macon and InTown residents, South Bibb and East Macon citizens, who all felt passionately about putting political differences aside and doing what is best for the long term viability of our community, even when criticized for their support.

Win or lose tonight on the consolidation vote, I am a better man and citizen because of being involved with such good people, no matter the color of their skin, the size of their bank account, their political affiliation, or social status. Let’s continue this spirit of cooperation and make our community strong again…….