COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Two big elections in Muscogee County came to a head yesterday after learning who will fill vacant seats on the Columbus City Council and the Muscogee County School Board.
Candidates Amy Bryan and John House faced one another in their bid to fill Columbus City Council's District 10 at-large seat.
The seat was left vacant after mayor-elect Skip Henderson decided to run for mayor.
House took the lead over Bryan in the polls and due to the seat being vacant and with results now certified, House is set to take office as early as the end of this week.
House says that he plans on focusing in on crime and law enforcement throughout his term.
"How best to handle crime, how best to handle law enforcement. That brings in everything from the public safety pay plan to helping non-profit groups that are trying to convince young people not to follow a path of crime," said House.
Mike Edmondson and Bart Steed battled it out for the District 2 seat on the Muscogee County School Board.
Edmondson came out on top and will replace current school board member John Thomas who decided not to run again.
Thomas will serve out his term through the end of the year and Edmondson will take over in January.
Edmondson wants to focus on middle school students.
"To provide particularly for middle school kids because we lose so many kids at that grade level. To provide opportunities to in technology and science that would really be gripping to them like buzzwords and 3D printing," said Edmondson.