PHENIX CITY, Ala. – Mayor Eddie Lowe is officially running for re-election in Phenix City.
The mayor kicked off his campaign for a second term at the Courtyard Marriott in on the river Monday evening. About 300 of Mayor Lowe’s supporters were on hand, including his second grade teacher. The mayor touts the city’s financial record, as well as a growing tax base over the past four years.
“Phenix City’s in the best financial situation that it’s ever been in,” Mayor Lowe said. “We have a AA- rating that has been given to us by Standard and Poor’s when I had to go to New York and defend for Phenix City. We have 116 days of operating funds, which is strong.”
The mayor says he reduced the city’s debt by 5.4%.
The Central High School graduate hopes to continue major road and construction projects if re-elected. According to information handed out to News 3 at the campaign launch, Mayor Lowe added two police precincts in Phenix City in his first term as mayor.
When asked about his opponent Jerry Barbaree, who announced his candidacy two weeks ago, Mayor Lowe called him a great man. The mayor says he enjoys competition, because it will make him work harder.
Phenix City citizens will make their voices heard August 23.