Warner Robins mayoral hopefuls gear up for election | Elections | Macon.com

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Aug

Warner Robins mayoral hopefuls gear up for election | Elections | Macon.com

WARNER ROBINS — No one has signed an official document that puts them on the ballot for mayor yet, but five campaigns have begun.

Qualifying for the Warner Robins mayoral race begins Monday, but Councilmen Mike Brashear and Daron Lee, former firefighter Randy Toms, Robins Air Force Base employee Chuck Chalk and Public Works Director Joe Musselwhite already are raising money, setting up headquarters, strategizing and talking to voters.

All five announced their bids for the mayoral seat early this summer, and each said last week they still intend to appear on the Nov. 5 ballot.

“The only thing that would keep me from qualifying is the good Lord,” Musselwhite said. “Other than that, it’s on.”

Mayor Chuck Shaheen said he will not run for re-election to his seat. He announced Wednesday he will run for City Council, Post 1.

The most visible mayoral candidate this summer has been Chalk. He set up a Facebook page that hit 400 likes this past week, used his “Furlough Friday” to set up local meet and greets and has three billboards that were set up this month. His orange “Vote for Chuck Chalk” wristbands were featured on a Georgia political blog.

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