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Columbus activist declares candidacy for city council

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

A new candidate for the district 4 city council seat in Columbus threw his hat into the race on Thursday. 

Marquese "Skinny" Averett made the announcement at the Citizens Service Center in front of the building. 

Averett, who is also president of the Young Minority Leaders of Columbus, considers himself a community and political activist. 

Averett also served as field coordinator for Mayor Teresa Tomlinson on her 2010 bid for Mayor. 

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