Five candidates are running for Post 2, at Large in the Warner Robins City Council elections. Four of the candidates, Steve Rigby, Carolyn Robbins, Alex Talley, and Tim Thomas sat down with 41 NBC to discuss their top priorities if elected.
Steve Rigby brings 30 years of business to the table.
"With my development background, I'll be able to look at a budget, look at a plan, hear an idea and say, that's a great idea let's invest in it or that will never work in that location."
He wants to ensure Robins Air Force Base remains number one on council's agenda.
"What do we do, and how do we do it to support that base," says Rigby.
When BRAC comes in, candidate Tim Thomas believes there's a way to ensure a successful review.
"The first thing they're going to look at is quality of life. What your housing market is, your millage rate, your school system."
Thomas was born and raised in Warner Robins. He says keeping quality of life up to par starts with lowering the millage rate. He calls it a tough task, but says he's up for the challenge.
"You can bet your bottom dollar, that if we raise taxes that it's because we can't do anything but that."
The recent tax increase is raising questions about spending by city government, but Alex Talley says she knows how to make money work for you.
"That would be in the budgeting, capital expenditures, all of the things that make the budget work or not work and that would be my strongest suit."
It's a suit she wore for 16 years as the department head of purchasing and receiving for the city.
"I can play the devil's advocate and let them see where things may be streamlined, and better planned," says Talley
There's also another candidate who spent 29 years as a city employee.
"We have a lot of infrastructure issues that are in the city in our older part of the city that need to be addressed before they get out of control," says Carolyn Robbins.
Carolyn Robbins says this is part of the effort to ensure Robins remains a top priority.
"It's very important for the base, we need to get our image back to where it needs to be."
There is a 5th candidate on the ballot, Reverend Jeffrey Walker. 41 NBC reached out to him several times, but he didn't get back to us for a sit-down interview.
However, 41 NBC spoke with Reverend Walker earlier tonight, he tells us he supports mayor Chuck Shaheen and wants to work with him because he believes "Warner Robins is the best city on earth."