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Randall and Harvey face each other in upcoming election

State Rep. Nikki Randall and former Macon city councilman Gerald Harvey will race against each other for the democratic seat in state house.
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Two candidates are facing off once again for the Georgia State House, District 142 seat.

The candidates are current State Rep. Nikki Randall (D) and former Macon city councilman Gerald Harvey
(D).

Today, 41NBC got a chance to speak with the candidates about the upcoming elections and why they feel theyre the best person for the job.

41NBCs Taylor Terrell asked Harvey what are some of the new initiatives he wants to bring to the district?

“We need the same things that every community needs. This is a somewhat a poor community, a poor district, you know we need jobs in here."

Along with jobs, Harvey says district 142 needs more educational programming and better access to healthcare for all citizens.

During the interview, Harvey said several times, his opponent-Randall-is not doing a good job of representing the people.

State Rep. Randall has held office since 1999.

She says one of her biggest accomplishments is being apart of the team for Macon-Bibb County that helped write and pass consolidation.

Randall added now that consolidation has passed, Macon-Bibb needs to expand and partner with other governments in order to see future success.

"One of the big things that I want to focus in on is regionalism. We can't just think Macon-Bibb. We can't  just stay inside our little tight knit community," says Randall.

Both Randall and Harvey say they bring qualities that their opponent doesn’t have.

"I have the experience and the leadership ability to do that to work with governors to make sure that this area is no longer over looked," says Harvey.

But Randall says if anyone wants to succeed in the state representative position, they have to put the people first.

"That's one thing I bring that I don't see in my opponent. The only thing he does is run. He's been a candidate for several offices, but in the mean time, I don't see him contributing to the community...That bothers me,” says Randall.

Primary elections are on May 20, and general elections are on November 4.
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