State Rep. Al Williams (D-Midway) officially endorsed Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown’s re-election run last Thursday, Oct. 10, outside of Hinesville City Hall.
Williams, who has served in the Georgia House of Representatives for close to 17 years, describes Brown as a man of integrity who is able to build consensus among diverse individuals and various governmental entities, such as the county and neighboring municipalities.
“These are critical times and we are at a crossroads,” Williams said, regarding the city and county’s long-term planning goals. “He (Brown) is not looking for a fight, he’s looking for a solution.”
Brown and Williams both serve on the Liberty County Development Authority Board and the Wright AAF/MidCoast Regional Airport Joint Management Board.
Brown thanked his friend for his support, and said he has enjoyed working with him the past four years and hopes to work with him for the next four.
Brown, the incumbent, will face opponent Liston Singletary III in the Nov. 5 municipal election. Singletary has served on the Hinesville Ethics Board and the Hinesville Housing Authority Board, is a past Georgia State Conference NAACP 1st vice president and is a past Liberty County NAACP Branch president.
Brown, 72, owned a Century21 branch in Hinesville for 39 years, according to a recent candidate profile. He attended the University of South Carolina and Georgia Southwestern University earning a degree in marketing. He served as president of the Hinesville Area Board of Realtors, president of the Hinesville Rotary Club, and president of AUSA (Marne Chapter). He was Hinesville’s city administrator from 1976-78, served on the city council from 1988-92, and was previously mayor from 1992-2000.
Williams was recently appointed to serve on a Special Committee on Economic Growth. He represents residents in District 168. Williams currently serves on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety and the Economic Development & Tourism, Game, Fish & Parks, Rules and Transportation committees. He is also a member of the Working Group on Creative Arts & Entertainment.