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Two candidate battle it out in Runoff Election

August 7, 2006

Lowndes County - Two political newcomers face off tomorrow in an interesting county commission runoff.  In Lowndes County, a business man who says politicians don't listen well enough goes up against a firefighter who says it's time for a change.

When an issue arose in Lucius Moore's neighborhood and he felt his concerns fell on deaf ears, he decided to run for District 3 County Commissioner.  "The voters want someone who will listen to them, someone that will research issues and then respond on a fair and impartial basis. I'm the man," said Lucius Moore.

With 30 years of experience as a business entrepreneur and leader, he thinks he's the right man for the job.  But fire fighter Billy Young Junior thinks otherwise.

He's also vying for the Commissioner seat and thinks he has a lot to bring to the table.  "I want to push our industrial authority to recruit quality paying jobs and I want to enhance our parks to provide a place for families to have a place to gather," Billy Young Junior said.

Although both men have different ideas on how they think things should be run, they both agree it's time for a change.  "Daily in the community you would pick up the paper and you would see the community they had been impacted and they were voicing their needs for a change and I think people out there do want a change," Moore remarked.

"I feel change is good. I feel it's time for my generation to step up and take our time in running the government and that's why I feel it's time for a change," Young added.

The winner of tomorrow's runoff election will go on to face Democrat Incumbent Robert Carter in the general election in November.  The Lowndes County Board of Elections predicts a dismal 3% voter turnout in tomorrow's runoff election.

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