Published: February 18, 2013
By JIM GAINES — firstname.lastname@example.org
Danny Glover, former Bibb County Democratic Party chairman and unsuccessful 2011 candidate for Macon City Council, announced Monday afternoon that he’s running for the District 3 seat on the new consolidated Macon-Bibb County commission.
That will pit him against Macon City Councilwoman Elaine Lucas for the district which encompasses east Macon and much of eastern and southern Bibb County. Lucas announced her candidacy last week.
About three dozen supporters were in front of City Hall on Monday to back Glover, including former mayoral candidate Paul Bronson, former Bibb County Sheriff candidate Bill Lucas, “Morning Roast” co-host Irving Martinez, former state Sen. Miriam Paris, former school board candidate Brenda Sutton and local activist Al Tillman.
Retired Southwest High School principal Gail Fowler introduced Glover, a 2006 graduate.
“I can tell you that Danny Glover is a young man experienced in getting things done,” she said. Glover was a galvanizing leader from his arrival at Southwest, and feels a responsibility for public service, Fowler said. It’s time for a new generation of leaders in Macon-Bibb County, she said as Glover descended City Hall steps to the microphone.
Glover stressed his deep roots in east Macon, going back to his grandfather Willie “Smokie” Glover, who lived on Maynard Street. He grew up in the area himself, he said, and returned to Macon after graduating from Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science.