I had planned to run for that seat, and retired from the city of Augusta to do so. I was prepared to go forward, but my faith and belief that God is in control told me differently, so I did not qualify.
I have been in and around the political process for 30 years, and I see a man who is a breath of fresh air to the politics in Augusta, Richmond County and District 8. That is why I encourage the voters in District 8 to cast their votes for the new man, Wayne Guilfoyle.
He will be his own man, and we can move away from some of the "old guard" in District 8.