In a press release sent Wednesday afternoon, Richmond Hill city council candidate John Ring said he is running to help the city “move forward with sensible choices that will improve the lives of our residents.”
Ring is one of at least six candidates vying for the Post 1 seat vacated in December by the death of councilman and mayor pro tem Johnny Murphy. The others are Rick Fitzer, Ronald Murphy, Wayne Jackson, Darryl Lawrence and David London.
Other candidates have until 4:30 p.m. Thursday to qualify at Richmond Hill City Hall.
Here’s Rings announcement.
"Our community is growing, I want to help move us forward with sensible choices that will improve the lives of our residents. Over the past few years I have been working hard with other members of our community, to make Richmond Hill a more diverse, unified, and welcoming community for all. We are achieving this and I am proud of our accomplishments. If elected, I will work with our Mayor, Council, and community leaders, to continue this work. I support responsible growth, and I support listening to all members of our community to find solutions that best represent our residents. Win or lose, my goal is to have people engage in local politics. I want to motivate members of our community to see the importance of having a voice.
Richmond Hill is our home, two of my children graduated from Richmond Hill High School, and my youngest attends Richmond Hill Middle School. I currently serve in the Georgia Army National Guard. I serve as the Press and Publicity Chairman for the Bryan County NAACP, I also serve on the Richmond Hill MLK Parade Committee. If you reside within the city limits of Richmond Hill, I am asking you for your support on March 19. You may cast your vote at the Wetlands Center at J.F. Gregory Park. If you have any questions, or concerns, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your support."
Editor's note: Candidates are welcome to email announcements of their candidacy to Jeff Whitten at email@example.com.