MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Commissioner Joe Allen will keep his seat on the Bibb County Commission for one more year.
Allen, a Democrat, beat Republican challenger Robert Abbott for the District 4 seat. The incumbent commissioner received 70% of the vote to Abbott's 30%.
"Winning this race is really meaningful, because I've done a lot of different things this year that I've never done before, and I want this one year to be the best year of all the years I've been on the board," says Allen. "There's a lot of things I want to see done like (at) Lake Tobosofkee. I want to be able to work with this board that we have and continue to make strides (with) the new government that will take place in 2014. I want to make sure that people are represented in my district as well as all of Bibb County."
Commissioner Allen ran a completely different campaign this time.
He didn't put out one campaign sign, saying he hoped his name would pull him through.
He says he won't run for commissioner again when his seat opens back up but wouldn't rule out running for another office within the newly consolidated government.