Forsyth residents need to do some research before they hit the polls and vote for their next leader. The ballot is offering two choices for the city's top seat, and it's guaranteed the next mayor will be a Howard.
Incumbent Mayor Tye Howard will face off against challenger John Thomas Howard, II.
"I won't say that I'm better than Mayor Howard, I'm just different."
They're both running for the city's top seat, but they're proving the same name doesn't mean the same politics. Mayor Howard believes it's a proven record that will keep him in office.
"We have put in place a lot of good policies... One thing we have done is we have encouraged education anyway we can."
His opponent is taking a different approach. As a former Forsyth Police Officer, John Howard, says he's "From Forsyth, For Forsyth". He's running a campaign based on his love for his hometown.
"I don't know what his passions are but I believe in what I'm doing. I'm not in it for the money, it's not about that."
These two men do agree that they need to continue to help get the economy back on track, and that starts with jobs.
"I don't know where they are right now, but I'll go out and find them if I have to," says John Howard.
"The reality is yes, we need more jobs," says Mayor Howard.
Mayor Howard says job creation begins with, "Integration of education anywhere, anyhow."
The two candidates stood on opposite sides of the spectrum as the topic of the city run cable system was brought to the table.
"If it's something that we own that is not making us any money, we should drop it, I feel," says John Howard.
"The reality is... people are just frustrated with the cost and what they percieve as losing money when we've actually taken money from it to use in other funds," says Mayor Howard.
John Howard is promising that accountability is a top priority if he's elected. Whereas, fixing the city water problem is at the top of the Mayor's list of things to do.