C. Jack Ellis told 13WMAZ's Suzanne Lawler that he concedes victory to Mayor Robert Reichert, who appears to have won his bid to be the first mayor of the consolidated Macon-Bibb County.
At the Overtyme Bar and Grill, Ellis addressed his supporters and volunteers, thanking them for all of their hard work in his campaign.
He outlined the length of devotion his supporters gave, spanning from April until the runoff in October.
In another interview, when asked to give advice to current mayor Robert Reichert, Ellis stressed the importance of tackling poverty in the city and county.
Ellis said, "[Reichert] needs to find some way to deal with poverty. Macon can't be half rich and half poor.