MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Bibb County Chairman Sam Hart is throwing his name in the race for mayor of the new consolidated government.
Hart says new Macon-Bibb County government will need leadership and he's the man for the job. As part of his "Think Community" campaign, he wants to focus on improving economic development, public safety, and bring more jobs to the area.
Hart says the SPLOST has played a big part in revitalizing the county, but we need to work with surrounding counties to better the region.
"We cannot continue to think as just one community," Hart said. "We've got to take into consideration that we're not an island to ourselves, that we got to move and work jointly with the continuous community."
Hart says if elected, his experience as county chairman will help during the transition.