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Max Wilkes to run for Phenix City mayor

By Taylor Barnhill  - bio | email 

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - A well-known Phenix City resident has thrown his hat into the ring to be the city's next mayor.

Phenix City council member Max Wilkes announced Tuesday he will be running for mayor in 2012.

Just two weeks ago Phenix City Mayor Sonny Coulter announced he will not run for re-election and Wilkes says that decision played a role in his announcement to run.

"It's pretty exciting. Right now we have a lot of things going for us and I want to be a part of that. Given the opportunity when I'm elected mayor we'll continue to move forward," Max Wilkes told News Leader Nine.

So far no other candidates have voiced their intent to run in next year's mayoral election.

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