ALBANY Former Dougherty County Commissioner Victor Edwards will announce his candidacy to run against Ward VI City Commissioner Tommie Postell tomorrow morning, campaign officials say.
Edwards will officially announce his candidacy at 10 a.m. Saturday at the corner of South Jefferson Street and Odum Avenue.
With qualifying set to start Monday at 9 a.m., Edwards is the only person to publicly mount a challenge against an incumbent in the race.
Postell announced his intentions to seek reelection last week. If re-elected, it would be his second term in office.
If elected, Edwards would join his mother, Muarlean, who sits on the county commission, and his sister Velvet Riggins, who is currently a member of the Dougherty County School Board, as an elected member of local government.
Currently the owner of Edwards Enterprise Services, Victor Edwards resigned from the county commission in 1994 and was later convicted in federal court of money laundering.
Now fully emancipated and with his rights restored, Victor Edwards appears ready to mount a challenge to Postell, who first took office in February 2004 after narrowly beating Commissioner David Williams — a three-term incumbent.