Wed., July 20, 2011 7:20am (EDT)

Macon Mayoral Race Heads To Runoff
By Josephine Bennett
Updated: 3 years ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
Macon Mayor Robert Reichert looks at election results with campaign manager Andrew Blascovich (photo Josephine Bennett)
Macon Mayor Robert Reichert looks at election results with campaign manager Andrew Blascovich (photo Josephine Bennett)
Macon's mayoral race is headed for a runoff on August 16th. None of the four candidates got 50-percent of the vote.


The race will be between current Mayor Robert Reichert and former Mayor Jack Ellis. Reichert says he's not surprised by the results and plans to run the next leg of his campaign highlighting the differences between him and Ellis.


"I'm the same now as I have been. I'm the same now as I will be. I'm rock solid. I'm stable. I've been a stable hand at the helm during rough and stormy seas. Stability is the chief difference between us."


Ellis campaigned on a platform of reducing crime and poverty.


There will also be a runoff in Middle Georgia in the State Senate District 26 race between Miriam Paris and David Lucas. James Beverly has been elected as the new representative for House District 139.