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Albany Mayor candidates cast their votes

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November 6, 2007

Albany -- It's election day in many Georgia cities. In Albany the Mayor's seat, three City Commission posts, and a special redevelopment referendum are on the ballot.

Incumbent Dr. Willie Adams is running again for the Mayor's Office against by two term City Commissioner Bo Dorough.

The two candidates have different ideas about the direction Albany is headed in. Dr. Willie Adams voted Tuesday morning at 7:30 at the Beattie Road Church of Christ precinct. The incumbent said it was a relief election day is finally here. Dr. Adams said "I feel almost like a kid at Christmas Time." Dr. Adams promised to continue his leadership from the past four years.  Adams said "Albany in my opinion is pointed in the right direction, and we certainly would like to keep it going in that direction."

Ward Four City Commissioner Bo Dorough is his opponent. He voted Tuesday afternoon at the Merry Acres School precinct. Dorough is stepping down from his Commission seat, to run for Mayor. Dorough said "today is the culmination of 8 years of service and also a long and rather arduous campaign."

Dorough says he thinks Albany needs new direction to confront problems the city is facing. Dorough said "Top of the agenda would have to be crime. We have a lot of senior citizens. Some of whom are almost prisoners in their home. It's unfortunate, it's intolerable. We have to do something about it."

 Dorough says if he does not wins the Mayor's seat, he will not run for any political office again.

Also on the Albany ballot today, City Commission seats in Ward's One , Four, and Six. And the Redevelopment Powers Referendum that would allow the city to set up special Tax Allocation Districts to benefit underdeveloped parts of town.

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