Winners in Macon-Bibb runoff preparing ahead of taking office

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The winners in yesterday’s runoff election in Macon-Bibb County say they’re going to take time before they swear-in to listen and learn.

Newly elected Macon-Bibb County commissioner Joe Allen has a few issues he’d like to tackle.

“The striping of the roads. Not just the potholes, but the striping where somebody will not runoff the road,” Allen said.

He says there are some problems in his is soon to be run district six and now that he’ll be representing people in that area, he’s getting the ball rolling early.

“I’m receiving phone calls already. Not just congratulations, but saying ‘Joe, we need some help,” Allen said.

Bob Easter, who also won his runoff race, says his district six on the Bibb County school board will be about learning and listening.

“What I’d like to do is look for ways to engage different facets of our community: businesses who want to help, family members — create opportunities for family members to support their children,” Easter said.

Allen has the issues laid out and he’s reaching out to current commissioners to get them on their radars.

“It’s not a 100% disaster, but there are some things that have to be done,” Allen said.

Both men say they’re ready to work, and bring positive change to the community.

“The teachers cannot do it by themselves, it’s a community effort and that’s going to benefit when we’re turning out successful high school graduates ready to take on the world,” Easter said.

“You have to work through your personality and that’s what I’ll have to do. We have to work together. You have to work as a team,” Allen said.

Both Allen and Easter say they’ll attend meetings to learn the in’s and out’s of where the boards are.

The newly elected members will swear in in January.

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