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Bibb Lawmakers Will File Non-Partisan Bill
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In two weeks, the 2013 Georgia General Assembly will convene in Atlanta and there is already speculation of what may come out of this year's session.

State Representative Allen Peake (R-Macon), told 13WMAZ Monday that the first item on his agenda is to get a bill passed that would provide for non-partisan elections in Macon-Bibb County.

"Hopefully it will be the first bill Governor Deal signs this session," Peake said.   

According to Peake, State Senator Cecil Staton (R-Macon) will most likely present it to his Senate colleagues, "and then we would present it to the House."

Newly elected State Senator David Lucas said he will not support the bill if and when introduced by Staton. He thinks local elections should remain partisan.

Lucas said, "There's no question about it. I will not support that." 

Legislators will begin the 2013 Legislative Session at the State Capitol on Monday, Jan. 14.      

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