Mayor Teresa Tomlinson’s former campaign manager to run for Columbus City Council

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Mayor Teresa Tomlinson's campaign manager from her first run for Mayor of Columbus is now running for himself.

Tollie Strode, Jr. is seeking a seat on Columbus City Council to represent District 10 at Large.

He will be running to fill the seat vacated by City Councilman Skip Henderson when he steps down from his current position to run for mayor.

"After discussions with family, close friends, and citizens throughout the Columbus community, I'm humbly offering myself for public service as a candidate for the District 10 at Large City Council Representative," Strode said in a press release.

Strode says that as a Columbus City Council member, he will aim to make our community one of the safest in the nation, attract 21st Century employers, optimize the value of city government, and reduce the financial burdens on citizens and businesses.

"We are at an important juncture in Columbus. We need positive, innovative, strong, honest leadership," said Strode.

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