Ed Bond is 77, but says he doesn't feel a day over 47.
He served on city council in the 70's and spent 14 years as county coroner. He's also served on 15 different organizations, including the boards of Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful and the Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross, where he's still a member. He says that experience sets him ahead of his opponents.
In his video interview, Bond explains why he switched from the Democrat to Republican parties, his approach to money management in government, as well as consolidation and T-SPLOST.
Mallory Jones, 65, says his 20 years as a realtor in Bibb county has given him a front-row seat to the exodus of people from Bibb County. He says he contemplated leaving as well, but eventually decided he was rooted too deeply in the community, and instead opted to try to make a difference.
Jones has never held public office, and he sees that as a boon rather than a drawback. In his video interview, he shared some of his ideas on how to fight crime in the community, transform it into a freight hub, and he also shares his love of animals.
Gary Bechtel's library is filled with books on politics and history. He says he's been adamantly following politics since the 80's, and volunteered in the Bush campaign in 1988. At age 51, he's served on the school board for 12 years, and he prides himself in being part of the team that managed school funds amid state austerity cuts and still grew the general fund reserves.
Bechtel is a self-described family man, who beams when he talks about his 20-year-old Daughter Tarver, his 16-year-old son, Sam, and his wife of 24 years Laura.
In his video interview, Bechtel discusses how he would seize economic opportunities in North Macon as commissioner, his philosophy on serving on a government body, and the budgeting skills he says he brings to the table.