A newcomer to local politics is throwing his hat into the ring for the District 7 seat for the Macon-Bibb government.
Barry Bell, manager of Oakview Golf Course and a 20-year Macon resident, says he will focus on industry, jobs, and more recreational facilities in the community.
Bell told 13WMAZ he sees his inexperience in politics as an advantage as Macon and Bibb County get a fresh start with the new government.
The District 7 commission spot covers parts of south Bibb County.
Bell will face Mike Cranford and Scotty Shepherd.