PEACH COUNTY, Ga. — Over in Peach County, early voting continues. There are two candidates in the running for County Commissioner Post 2.
LaShonda Mathis is a native of Fort Valley. Her platform is the 3 I's: Innovation, Infrastructure and Industry.
She says her goal as commissioner would be to explore land banks.
"We know that worldwide we're having a teacher shortage and with that land bank, I believe that we can use homes that we can renovate and use at affordable cost to bring teachers in as an incentive," she said.
The other candidate in the race, Shanita Bryant, is the incumbent. She believes in letting the people of Post 2 determine her platform as commissioner.
She did say she wants to join her community in the fight for lowering property taxes.
"You know I do share in their pain with that and I do plan to deliberate with my board about some things that we can do to make sure that we ease that tax burden on them," said Bryant.