ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany pastor kicks off his campaign for the Dougherty County Commission. Henry Brown will be running for the District 5 commission seat left empty by the sudden death of Art Searles.
Brown said he will work to bring more growth and better recreation to the district. He is also opposing the consolidation of the city and county governments.
But his primary focus on the county commission will be taking down crime. "I really want to work with the Sheriff, and our chief of police to curtail crime, curtail gang membership and that kind of stuff. And just really try to produce and make our city a much safer place," said Brown.
Brown is the pastor of the House of Prayer By Faith God's Hospital church in East Albany.
Another candidate hoping win the same seat also spent the morning campaigning. Transportation consultant Gloria Gaines also wants your vote for the District 5 county commission seat.
Gaines and her supporters were at the corner of West Gordon and South Slappey passing out flyers Saturday. Gaines said she will work to improve land use through proper zoning practices.
But her main focus will be the economy. "They can expect me to focus on first and foremost job creation and economic development. They can expect me to focus on creating a more livable community and better environment," said Gaines.
Albany contractor Harry James also qualified to run in the special primary to fill Searles seat.