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Security guard announces bid for Selma City Councilman in Ward 8

Charles Burgess announced his candidacy for Selma City Councilman in Ward 8.

Burgess will oppose incumbent Ward 8 Councilman Michael Johnson in the Municipal election on Aug. 25.

A resident of Selma for the last 22 years, Burgess created a campaign slogan: “A Change is gonna come, it’s time to clean up in Ward 8.”

“I’m running for Councilman because I want to clean up East Selma where people can live better,” Burgess said. “East Selma looks like a jungle and the grass is too high. I want to clean up East Selma and keep the grass cut down. East Selma if we all get together, we can keep East Selma clean.”

Burgess, who works as a Security Guard at Mutual Savings Credit Union, said his goal is to help improve conditions in the Queen City if elected as City Councilman.

“I want people to bring big businesses to Selma,” Burgess said. “Whenever people ride around Selma and see the city, they will not want to bring businesses here.”

The East Point, Georgia native is a former Correctional Officer at the Dallas County Jail and delivered newspapers at The Selma Times-Journal.

Burgess has nine children, all of whom live in Georgia. He’s married to Mary Burgess.