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Albany women say they're ready to run

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Two people in the Albany Tea Party movement know what they're going to do to make a difference in government, they are going to run for election.

B.J. Fletcher who runs café 230 downtown says she is upset with how local issues are being handled and wants someone to step in and run for Mayor. If they won't, she will.

Traci Howell says she's decided she'd like to serve on the county commission to have an active role in what's going on in the community. 

Fletcher said, "I've made it known that I feel like we're hurting with leadership here in Albany and I am begging someone to please throw their hat in the ring that loves Albany and that absolutely will be a part of this community and if we don't find that someone I'm going to try and fill that seat."

Traci Howell said, "My heart is to see good things happen and to see good people that are connected to sound decision making and impartial decision making be in a position where they can do something."

Several county and school board seats are up for election this fall. The Mayor's seat is up for election in 2012.

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