More than two years before Macon-Bibb County voters elect a new mayor and commissioners, two candidates have already filed paperwork declaring their intents to run for mayor.
Those candidates are Bibb County Board of Education President Lester Miller and Macon-Bibb Commissioner Larry Schlesinger. They have raised $93,275 in campaign funds between them.
According to campaign contribution disclosure reports filed with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission,
Miller has raised $50,075 for his race and Schlesinger has received $43,200 for his campaign.
Among other donations, the reports show Miller received four separate contributions of $2,600, two for $2,500 and another for $2,000.
Schlesinger received single donations of $2,600, $2,500, $2,000, $1,800 and $1,500. Schlesinger also received fifteen $1,000 donations, including $1,000 from himself.
Mayor Robert Reichert is term limited and not eligible for re-election.
Schlesinger could seek another term on the commission, but he opted for mayor instead.
Some others are considering running mayor, including Commissioner Al Tillman.
The Macon-Bibb elections won't be held until May 2020.