Paris battling third time for senate district 26 seat

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Former state senator Miriam Paris says she’s still got a lot of things she’d like to get accomplished under the gold dome.

The former senator is running again to reclaim her title as the senator for district 26. It’s a diverse district, but Paris maintains a huge need for the largely rural area is good health care options.

Paris will take that issue up to Atlanta if she’s sent up there by the people. She believes there are solutions to bringing health care to the rural communities in her district, but it will take talking with the local officials and maybe even partnering with the private sector, like Mercer University.

Another issue Paris plans to tackle if elected, is education. She believes the current curriculum is faulty, and needs to be looked at more closely. Paris added, teachers can’t do the job they sign up to do because of the current state of education in Georgia.

The former senator points to the consolidation of Macon and Bibb County as her shining star when she held office. Paris, despite critics opinions, is proud of the bill and stands by her decision to co-sponsor it. She says communities that have already consolidated say it was a good decision, and she believes it was the right one for the area.

Of course, she also has jobs on her to-do list, and also pointed out, Macon-Bibb lost good opportunities in the past because of the dysfunction of local government. She believes consolidation will prevent that from happening in the future.

To learn more about Paris and her campaign look for her Facebook page “Miriam Paris for State Senate.”

Categories: Bibb County, Elections, Local News

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