Name: Ken Echols
Family: Wife, Vickie; three children; eight grandchildren
Political experience: Three terms, Richmond County Board of Education
Education: Thomson High School, 1966; Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Ill., bachelor of science in health care management; Armstrong Atlantic State University, master’s in health care administration
Why are you running for office? "I want to help make this great city better for all citizens. With my experience and leadership, I can have a positive impact on the future of Augusta."
Name: Donnie Smith
Education: Tompkins High School, Savannah; Georgia Military College