Hunt To Run For Seat
On Macon City Council
by Amanda Smith
Sarah Hunt, owner of Montrell’s Place at 835 Forsyth Street in Macon, Georgia has announced her candidacy for a seat on Macon City Council in the upcoming primary election to be held on July 19, 2011. The last day to qualify for candidacy was Jun 10, 2011.
Hunt graduated from Fort Valley State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing in 1982. She received her teacher's certification in 1992 and her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in 2003. She taught in the Bibb County School System for 17 years and is now retired as an educator.
A member of the National Alliance to End Homelessness, Hunt states that there is still much work to be done in the community. "My desire is to represent the citizens of Macon, she said. "There are a lot of people who are not being represented and are underserved. We need to address the large homelessness problem and work on community improvement to beautify Macon. The homeless need help and our crime problem should be addressed."
Hunt is also a member of NAN (National Action Network, led by the Reverend Al Sharpton); the local and national levels of the NAACP and is a representative for Post II of the Bibb County Democratic Party. She is also Director of Outreach and Evangelism at New Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church of which the Reverend Ronald Terry is Pastor.
Married to Richard M. Hunt, Sr. for 44 years, the couple has two sons, Richard, Jr. and Sherod Hunt.
Hunt is running for election to the Ward V Post 1 seat on Macon City Council and will face incumbent Lauren Benedict.
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