by Claudia Taylor, 13WMAZ.com
- Chuck Chalk announced his plans to run for mayor of Warner Robins.
- In the last mayoral election, he lost to Chuck Shaheen by fewer than 200 votes.
- This year's race takes place in November.
There's now a second candidate for Warner Robins mayor.
Chuck Chalk announced his plans Tuesday afternoon.
Four years ago, Chalk lost a runoff to Chuck Shaheen by fewer than 200 votes.
Chalk says the city needs a leader who can handle the potential base closings within the next two years. He says his 26 years of Air Force experience and his ability to lead teams in million-dollar projects will create growth.
He says he wants to help create jobs by focusing the city's commercial base on logistics and aerospace engineering.
"We need to work with council and other partners in the region. I want to have a regional focus and a regional cooperation so that Warner Robins will lead as we move forward," Chalk explained.
Last week, clergyman and former firefighter Randy Toms joined the mayor's race.
Tuesday, Warner Robins Councilman, Mike Brashear, told 13WMAZ he expects to officially announce in a couple of weeks.
Mayor Chuck Shaheen has not confirmed whether he'll seek a second term.
The election is in November.