Elected officials attend Colin Martin’s mayoral campaign kickoff | Latest News | Columbus Ledger Enquirer

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Jan

Elected officials attend Colin Martin’s mayoral campaign kickoff | Latest News | Columbus Ledger Enquirer

Former Columbus Chamber of Commerce vice president Colin Martin officially launched his candidacy for mayor to the theme of, “Hold on. Help is on the way” with seven elected city officials attending.

Among the 50 or so people attending Martin’s campaign kickoff at the City Services Center were Columbus Councilors Glenn Davis, Bruce Huff and Gary Allen, Sheriff John Darr, Marshal Greg Countryman, Municipal Court Clerk Vivian Creighton Bishop and Tax Commissioner Lula Huff.

Martin repeated his “Help is on the way” mantra specifically to city employees, law enforcement, south Columbus residents, crime victims, taxpayers and local elected officials.

“As public safety director, the mayor should listen to the fears of the citizens and work to relieve those fears,” Martin said. “I will honor Mayor Jim Wetherington’s promise to appropriate 70 percent of the 2009 Local Option Sales Tax to fund public safety.”

He also addressed the elected officials attending, all of whom made up the front row at his presentation.

“I understand that we are peers, all elected by the voters of Columbus, and I commit to each of you that we will create a new partnership to make this community Georgia’s best place to live, work and raise a family,” Martin said. “We may have different titles but we have the same duty: to serve the people of this city.”

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