Edwards will focus on education, job creation if he wins District 143 seat

Edwards will focus on education, job creation if he wins District 143 seat

Lonzy Edwards sat down with 41NBC to talk about his run for State Rep. of District 143.
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -- Former Bibb County Commissioner Lonzy Edwards is ready to lead again, this time in Atlanta.

Edwards is challenging State Rep. James Beverly for his seat representing the residents of District 143.

Edwards believes every state leader needs experience serving on the local level. Over the years, he says he experienced a lack of communication between state and local leaders and that doesn't benefit anyone.

He points to the most critical issue in the district as education. Edwards says jobs and education go hand-in-hand. If elected, Edwards says he will push to keep education dollars in Bibb County.

Edwards also talked about how he, State Senator David Lucas, and former Bibb County Commission Chair Sam Hart worked to secure state funds to go forth with the Jeffersonville Road expansion project. He charged his opponent, who got the road last weekend, as using a short term solution as a political move that won't ultimately fix the problem.

When asked about bringing businesses to the area, Edwards said he was responsible for luring in big companies like First Quality and Geico. Edwards said that's the type of business he'd work to bring to the area if elected.

To learn more about Edwards and his campaign, head to facebook.com/lonzyedwards.

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