Former Macon-Bibb mayoral candidate Sullivan endorses Miller

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Former candidate for Macon-Bibb Mayor Blake Sullivan is endorsing Lester Miller.

That’s according to a post Tuesday night on Sullivan’s campaign Facebook page.

“Over the many months of this campaign for Mayor of Macon-Bibb I have had the opportunity observe the agendas and perspectives of both Lester Miller and Cliffard Whitby,” Sullivan wrote. “I believe the problems and opportunities faced by Macon-Bibb are well known. After meeting with both candidates after the election on June 9th I am writing today to endorse Lester Miller for Mayor of Macon-Bibb.”

Sullivan went on to call Miller a “tireless advocate for the children of Macon-Bibb,” citing Miller’s time served on the Bibb County Board of Education.

“As Mayor, I believe he will work hard for all citizens of our community,” Sullivan wrote.

Miller said in a statement he is “honored and humbled” to receive Sullivan’s endorsement.

“Blake ran a strong, positive campaign and has long been a dedicated member of the Macon-Bibb community,” Miller said.

Miller and Whitby, who are unofficially first and second place in votes counted in the June 9 election, will face off in a runoff election scheduled for August 11.

A news release from Miller’s campaign Tuesday said Miller leads the way with 43% of the vote and that about 1,500 absentee ballots remain to be counted.

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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!