PHENIX CITY, Ala. – Jerry Barbaree is throwing his name into the ring for mayor of Phenix City. He will face incumbent Eddie Lowe who will be running for a second term.
Lowe beat out three other candidates in 2012 to become Phenix City’s first black mayor.
Barbaree, a Phenix City native, formally made his announcement Monday evening at the Central Activities Center.
“When you grow up somewhere and you can go back like this school right here. I mean I can remember sitting in assembly in this room right here so, I think that you develop a love for the people,” Barbaree said.
Lowe tells News 3 he will make his official announcement that he is running for re-election in the next few weeks. The election is set for August 23rd.