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Macon lawyer qualifies to run for magistrate's post

A Macon lawyer has qualified to run for the Bibb County civil & magistrate judge's job that William Randall has held for 14 years.

She is Emory Christian, who says she's been a lawyer for 25 years. According to her announcement, Christian is a former Houston County prosecutor, and has worked as a justice advisor and mentor in Afghanistan for the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State Bureau.

Randall, who was also a state legislator for 25 years before taking the magistrate's job in 1999, also qualified to run for re-election.

Qualifying for county positions closed at noon Friday.

Bibb County voters are scheduled to decide three others races in a May 20 primary:

Darryl Morton, who describes himself as an attorney and small-business owner, and the Rev. James Bumpus qualified to run for the At Large-Post 7 seat on the Bibb County board of education. Bumpus is former pastor at Tremont Temple Missionary Baptist Church. Lynn Farmer is stepping down from the Post 7 seat.

Darren Latch is challenging school board president Wanda West in the At Large-Post 8 seat. Latch describes himself as a "local entrepreneur, community advocate and insurance agent." West is a former teacher and Twiggs County school superintendent.

Sam Hart, Stephen Rickman and David Cousino are all running for an at-large post on the Macon Water Authority. Hart is a businessman and former county commission chairman. Rickman is a current member of the board. Cousino, who also describes himself as a businessman, has run unsuccessfully for several city and county positions.

And Anissa Jones is challenging incumbent Dorothy Black for the District 1 water authority seat.


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