It is official. Fred Russell is running for mayor.
The announcement will be made as early as next Tuesday. Many Insiders predict if elected, he will be the most qualified mayor the city has seen in decades. He knows where all the bodies are buried, which can make some politicians a little nervous. Russell has the support of some powerful folks in Augusta and will have no problem raising money.
Insiders predict a tight race with the black vote being split and the May election date working for Russell. At least things will be interesting for the next few months.
Russell’s campaign manager is Duncan Johnson, Jr.