Kowanna McKinney speaks with Ward VI Commissioner Tommie Postell just prior to a news conference at which she officially endorsed him in his bid for re-election.
ALBANY — Once political adversaries, Kowanna McKinney and Tommie Postell met Wednesday in front of the Government Center as friends to give Postell’s campaign, as the often colorful commissioner said, a boost heading into the final weeks before the Dec. 6 runoff.
Postell is facing a formidable foe in former Dougherty County Commissioner Victor Edwards, who forced Postell into a runoff following the Nov. 8 general election.
At the government center plaza Wednesday, McKinney told reporters that after having spoken with both Postell and Edwards, she feels that Postell is best positioned to benefit the people of Ward VI.
“Mr. Postell ... has the experience and respect of the community and has a proven ability to help the people of our Ward,” McKinney said. “I feel he has the most to offer the people of Ward VI and is in the best position to help the people of the ward.”
Postell accepted her endorsement, saying that her support could provide a boost at a critical time in the campaign.
“I’m most appreciative of her endorsement and support. I think it’s going to give me a boost to finish the race,” Postell said. “I think its important that we stand here together ready to improve Ward VI for everyone, not just a certain group.”
McKinney urged Postell to take up some of the concerns she had been campaigning for, including improved infrastructure and a renewed focus on developing quality jobs for the people of Ward VI.
“I’d just like to thank those voters who voted for me, and those who didn’t vote for me for coming out and participating,” McKinney said. “That’s what is needed again. For people to come out and get involved.”