Two Warner Robins candidates qualified for mayor Wednesday.
Chuck Chalk, a logistics manager at Robins Air Force Base, spoke about the International City's dependence on the base.
"We always have to keep Robins Air Force Base at the top of our priority list," said Chalk. "We need to look at creating jobs based on what we do at Robins Air Force Base. Whatever we do well, let's start bringing more of that work load in. BRAC is an opportunity for growth if we are prepared."
BRAC, or Base Realignment and Closure Commission, may evaluate the status of Robins Air Force Base.
Another candidate, Mike Brashear, spoke about his experience in the aerospace business.
"I feel like it's time to reemphasize our relationship with Robins Air Force Base and the 21st Century Partnership," said Bashear. "My aerospace and defense background makes me the leading candidate with that type of business management experience."
Brashear has worked in the aerospace and defense business for 47 years.
Chalk and Brashear will run for Warner Robins Mayor this fall
For Chuck Shaheen's vacated seat. Other candidates include Randy Toms, Joe Musselwhite, and Daron Lee.