Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Benedict to Run for Macon City Council

This just in...


May 8, 2007

Contact: David Cusson

Phone: (478) 803-0113 Fax: (478) 803-0162

E-Mail: electlaurenbenedict@yahoo.com

Lauren Benedict Announces Candidacy for Macon City Council

Macon – Lauren Benedict announced her candidacy for Macon City Council, Ward V, Post 1 today. "The people of Macon deserve a representative on Council who will be their voice and who will insist that government is both fiscally responsible and accountable to the people," said Benedict. "That's the kind of council member I will be.”

Benedict, a 2005 graduate of Leadership Macon, is already actively engaged in the community as member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, past member of the Junior League of Macon and pro bono legal council to the Executive Director and Board of Directors for Loaves and Fishes, a homeless and transitional housing ministry.

“My desire to serve the people of Macon on City Council is a natural extension of the work I am already doing in the community,” Benedict said.

As a partner in the Boston Law Firm, practicing in the areas of Workers’ Compensation and Social Security, Benedict is a daily advocate for everyday working people. As a business owner, she understands the importance of the City's interface with the business community and the importance of economic development.

“In every challenge Macon faces, I see an opportunity," said Benedict. “ I know that with the right leadership, we can work together to make Macon a stronger and more vibrant city.”