South Georgia mayor says he's running for governor in 2010

Friday, June 5, 2009 11:01 AM
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RAY CITY, Ga. — A fifth Democrat has announced that he plans to run for governor in Georgia next year.

Carl Camon, mayor for 12 years of tiny Ray City in South Georgia, said he plans to jump into the crowded race to replace Sonny Perdue.

In an interview with The Valdosta Daily Times, Camon said the "voice of the people" has been missing from state government for a long time.

Under his leadership, Ray City built a new city hall, expanded its police force and developed a water and sewage storage facility. Camon also convinced a Dollar General store to relocate in the city of 800.

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