“The community needs a voice:” Commissioner Virgil Watkins on his mayoral campaign

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Macon-Bibb Commissioner Virgil Watkins, says he’s excited about running for mayor next year.

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon-Bibb Commissioner Virgil Watkins, says he’s excited about running for mayor next year.

Watkins is working to develop a strategy, and says a voice for the community is needed.

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”Just kind of like the budget we’re dealing with now, there is one opinion that we can be as conservative as we can, but there’s also a need to service our community,” Watkins said.

He served on the Board of Commissioners for 12 years.

According to the Bibb County Board of Elections Office, Board of Education President Lester Miller, Commissioner Larry Schlesinger, Vernon Weaver with the Bibb County Democratic Party, and Chatavia Calloway are also running for Mayor.