In a press release from the Mayor's office, Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson has announced that she does not plan to seek the Democratic Party nomination for Georgia's Secretary of State or Governor.
“I plan to finish strong as the two-term mayor of the great city of Columbus, Georgia,” said Mayor Tomlinson. “We have important work to finish to achieve our vision for Columbus as we head into our bicentennial. Being a good steward of this amazing city has always been my primary objective. While in the batter’s box, I keep my eye on the ball, not on the stands.”
Tomlinson did not rule out a possible run for higher office in the future.
“Serving in public office was not a life I envisioned for myself, but it has been exhilarating and rewarding. Good government is important and good leaders are essential. I would not rule out serving in another public capacity, but that will be after my term as mayor has concluded,” said Tomlinson.“I want to thank all the people from Columbus and around the state who encouraged me to run for higher office. I am gratified by your confidence and I look forward to contributing to a better, more prosperous Georgia,” said Tomlinson.