Middle Georgia Police Benevolent Association endorses Miller for mayor

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Middle Georgia chapter of the Police Benevolent Association (PBA) of Georgia endorsed candidate Lester Miller to be the next mayor of Macon-Bibb.

That’s according to a news release sent Monday by Miller’s campaign.

“The endorsement decision was made after an interview process with the candidates, which included questions surrounding protections for earned pensions and potential salary increases,” the release said. “PBA is the third local organization representing firefighters and police officers to endorse Miller for Mayor of Macon-Bibb.”

“This endorsement is truly humbling for me and for our campaign,” Miller said. “From the beginning of this campaign, I’ve made it clear that improving public safety and supporting our first responders are my top priorities. To have the local Police Benevolent Association on our side in this campaign, along with the first responders they represent, shows that our vision for the future of public safety in Macon is the right one. Our first responders can count on me to ensure that public safety is job one, no exceptions.”

Miller is running against Larry Schlesinger, Blake Sullivan, Cliffard Whitby and Marc Whitfield.

The election is scheduled for June 9.

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 310 Tucker Sargent joined the 41NBC news team in April 2012. He hails from "The Great State of Alabama," as he calls it, but you won't catch him saying "Roll Tide!" Tucker grew up near Auburn, before moving to north Alabama. He graduated from Danville High School in 2007 and loves to return to the Tennessee Valley any chance he gets. He moved back south to Troy, Alabama after high school, where he graduated from Troy University in 2011 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. He interned in Huntsville at WAAY-TV before joining 41NBC. His passion is sports, and his favorite teams are the Auburn Tigers and Troy Trojans. On the weekends you can catch Tucker watching college football on Saturdays and NASCAR on Sundays! He's proud to call middle Georgia home for now and could always use a story idea from you, so don't hesitate to get in touch with him!