Four candidates are in the hunt for the District Four County Commissioner's race in Dodge County.
Three republicans and one democrat are vying for the spot left open after the death of Commissioner Archie Dupree.
Tommy Barrentine decided to jump into the race. He is a retired manager from the Goodyear tire store in Eastman. Barrentine also served as a city councilman during the 1990's. He says with his background, he is more than qualified for the job.
"The county's not in good financial shape. They're spending money in areas they don't need to be spending money"
Barrentine also says the county needs to do more to attract small business.
"The days of getting big industry is over with. But you got to attract these little small industries that hire 30, 40, or 50 people. And if you get enough of them, you can put your population back to work," Barrentine says.
Michael Ashley has tossed his name into the race too. He is currently serving as a paramedic and a firefighter. His goal, is to continue to help and serve people.
"We talked about what needed to be changed and what needed to happen. And it didn't seem to happen. And I said, 'Well, I keep sitting around talking about it and complaining, or I can get out and do something about it. So I decided it was time to do it," Ashely says.
This is Ashley's first political race.
The final two candidates, Karen Cheek and Sandra Dupree, have not commented to us about the election.
Cheek cited a busy work schedule during the day on Monday prevented her from being able to make comments and think about election day.
Dupree, the lone democrat in the race, did not return our phone calls.
Voting for the District 4 race is being held at the Eastman City Hall in downtown Eastman from 7:00a.m. until 7:00p.m.