MACON, Ga. — There's an eighth candidate for next year's Macon-Bibb mayor's race.
He is Stanley B. Stewart, who calls himself a community organizer and former educator.
Stewart held a news conference Tuesday at the Macon-Bibb Government Center to announce he's running.
His campaign flyer carries the slogan, "A New Voice, Building One Macon for the 21st Century and Beyond."
Stewart -- the cousin of music legend Little Richard -- says he wants to boost Macon brand as a tourism destination by promoting the city's music heritage.
He also wants "higher and competitive pay" for county workers and to make Macon-Bibb a regional logistical hub.
Robert Reichert steps down next year after 12 years in the mayor's office.
Already in the race:
- Chatavia Callaway, a businesswoman.
- Michael McKeever, Robins Air Force Base employee
- Lester Miller, attorney and school board president
- Charles Olson, who manages the 1842 Inn
- Larry Schlesinger, rabbi and county commissioner
- Virgil Watkins, businessman and county commissioner
- Verbin Weaver, activist and BIbb County Democratic party vice chair
Qualifying for the 2020 mayor's race happens next March and people in Macon-Bibb will vote May 19.
If a runoff is needed, it would happen July 21, 2020.