Early Voting for Run-Off Elections Starts in Warner Robins | News
Early voting for the two Warner Robins run-off elections started Monday and runs through Friday.
Two council seats are up for grabs.
All city voters can cast a ballot in the Post 2 at-large race. Some city voters can vote in the Post 4 race.
The Post 4 candidates are battling over qualifications and the tough task of getting voters to come back to the polls.
Monday was a damp first day of early voting. Voters trickled into Warner Robins City Hall, where early voting is taking place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day this week.
About 40 people cast ballots by noon, according to a poll worker.
Encouraging more to come out is a priority of both Post 4 candidates.
Mike Brashear says he will be making calls all week, repeating the same message. He said, "I appreciate their vote of support on November 5th. I hope they'll get back out on December 6th."
His opponent Gene Harrington says all voters should be concerned about this election, with Robins Air Force Base facing cuts. Harrington said, "I want people to hire the councilman that offers the best criteria."
Harrington says he is the best choice, with a law degree and experience as a Houston County commissioner. He said, "I've worked for all kinds of charities. My opponent hasn't shown evidence of public service."
Brashear says that's not true. He said, "Twice, I served on the board of directors for the Chamber of Commerce, United Way campaign, and any number of civic organizations."
He also served as an interim Warner Robins city council member.
Brashear says while he didn't finish college, he worked his way up. He retired as an executive in the aerospace industry. He said, "It shows a lot of hard work and a lot of wisdom and experience being gained through that process."
Harrington asked, "Two people offering for the same job. Do you hire the one with the best qualifications?"
Voters can answer that question this week and on Election Day, December 6th. Polls will be open that day from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
You did not have to vote in the general election to cast a ballot in the run-off.
Hear from the Post 2 candidates Tim Thomas and Carolyn Robbins this week on Eyewitness News.
There will be a forum for the candidates Tuesday night at the Warner Robins Recreation Department. It starts at 7 p.m. and will be hosted by the Coalition of Concerned Citizens.