Richmond County citizens hopeful for new mayor elect

Richmond County citizens hopeful for new mayor elect

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Mayor Elect Hardie Davis won by a land slide in Tuesday's race for Augusta's top job. Fox 54 asked citizens downtown what they'd like to see change.

Choppy Woodward said he was glad to see the mayoral race turn out the way it did, without a runoff. But he says there's a long road ahead for Davis.

"He's got his work cut out for him," Woodward said, "There's all kind of problems."

Woodward wants to see Davis bring a new energy to commission meetings.

"I'd like to see him bring commissioners together with a little less bickering," Woodward said.

Susan Abrams wants the Mayor Elect to focus on education and fixing up down.

"A lot of people like to come downtown and have fun," Abrams said, "I used to come down here when I was little and if he could bring that back to community, maybe this would be a better place."

Davis will be the first black mayor in Augusta since consolidation and since Ed McIntyre's election in 1981.

Davis got over 74.58 percent of the vote during the election. Commissioner Alvin Mason followed with 18.78 percent, language arts teacher Lori Myles had 4.35 percent and retired businessman Charles Cummings received 1.69 percent.