Created: Tue, 06 Aug 2013 05:46:00 EST
Updated: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:29:13 EST
With the Macon Bibb consolidated election about a month away, WGXA's Chace Ambrose sat down with all seven candidates running for mayor and asked them the same series of questions.
The first question in the series, "If elected, how would you improve race relations in Macon/Bibb County?
"Well I think I'm doing a pretty good job of doing that right now. As you know I have a non-profit program, Kids Yule Love and we work with Caucasians, and black America, white America, we work together in trying to talk to people one on one at Christmas time or through other parts of the programs that we do. So I've always tried to work at doing that." -Joe Allen
"Well I'm not so sure we have a big race relations problem. I think every year when it gets time for elections, everybody kind of pulls the race card. Throughout the year I really don't see that type problem, you know we've come a long way from when we had bad race relations." -Charlie Bishop
"I have blinders on my own face. I don't recognize race as any color or anything so to make that as race relations, to better that, is going out in the community, working with the people in the community, being there for the people in the community and not sitting back at the desk and the only time you sit back at the desk is when you have to fill out your paperwork and that's it." -David Cousino