ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Political Action Committee of the Albany Metro Area Pan Hellenic Council held a candidate forum downtown. The Dougherty County Commission District 5 candidates shared their goals with voters.
Former Commissioner Gloria Gaines and current Commissioner Harry James both want to bring more jobs to the area and put a stop to the Sabal Trail Pipeline.
"Bring jobs, good quality jobs to this community because if a man can feed his family, so many of the problems and the ills of society go away," said Gloria Gaines, Dougherty County Commission District 5 Candidate.
"The 85.4 acres that sets on the airport all that came to light when I pushed the EDC," said Harry James, Dougherty County District 5 Commissioner.
Gaines says in her 6 years on the commission she revamped the appointment system for volunteer boards and improved the county's finances.
James says he helped provide raises for county employee for the first time in 8 years.