Beverly will focus on job growth and poverty if he serves District 143 again

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — If the voters send State Representative James Beverly back up to Atlanta to represent the residents of district 143, he says his agenda will focus on eliminating poverty and job creation.

Beverly, who was elected in a special election in 2011, is facing opposition this year from former Bibb COunty Commissioner, Lonzy Edwards.

Beverly’s district covers portions of east, south, and north Macon. He says it’s time to focus on the areas in need, including Fort Hill, and East Macon. He noted that during his short time in office he’s gotten two bills passed that help address poverty in his district.

Beverly recently worked with Macon-Bibb Mayor Robert Reichert to pave a portion of Jeffersonville Road which has long been on the county’s to-do list. He says it’s a short term solution that the area needed.

With the dredging of the Savannah River on the forefront of state and federal leaders minds, Beverly said Macon can stand to benefit big time. His ideas include possibly building a freeway that goes through Macon.

Also, building off of the community’s strengths, like Mercer University, Beverly said Macon could be an attractive spot for future biomedical companies. 

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