Law Enforcement Group Endorses Sam Hart For Mayor | News
A Southern State regional law enforcement officers group says they're backing Sam Hart to become the first mayor of Macon-Bibb County. On Monday morning, Commissioner Sam Hart received the endorsement of the Police Benevolent Association.
Joe Stiles, the organization's executive director, says four of the candidates: Hart, Mayor Robert Reichert, former Macon Mayor Jack Ellis and Charlie Bishop answered a series of questions. Stiles says Hart scored the highest.
"They gave him a series of questions and all of the candidates got asked the same questions who were, are active law enforcement officers and grade them on how they answered those questions I think probably what helped him a lot was his 14 years of experience as county commission and the fact that he is doing the job now that the new mayor will be doing," said Joe Stiles.
Hart says this shows his commitment to fighting crime.
"This is a very important announcement because what it says to me is that this group feels that I am the one that can best work with them because it is a partnership especially because of the new arrangement with the Sheriff being the chief law enforcement it's going to be important that he is having someone who works across the lines make sure you work with them make sure they got adequate training, adequate equipment," said Hart.
Stiles says other mayoral candidates were invited to respond, but did not. He could not say how many local officers the group represents.