District 10 candidates make final push for votes

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News 12 at 6 o'clock, November 6, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga.---News 12 caught up with both candidates for Super District 10 out on the campaign trail. Tuesday proved to be a busy day for both candidates.

First up, newcomer John Butler. "I ask myself when is the last time a carpenter got elected to public office? I just graduated from college so let me put together a good strategy and I said how about extreme-makeover commission edition."

His vision: "We're gonna build this place. We're gonna make Augusta like it's never been before. We're gonna breathe life into it again and give the Mayor a hand so he doesn't have to baby commissioners anymore."

Incumbent Don Grantham is not making promises. "I think promises are something that people do not expect anymore. People expect you to do the right thing, and that's what I've done for 4 years, and I'll continue to do that for the next 3 years."

Commissioner Grantham says he was out at 4:30 A.M. morning doing what...waving to passers-by it's something he says he wouldn't miss for the world, and he's not the only one. Not to be outdone, John Butler said he got up this morning dropped the kids off at school and....got out waving... "I would like to ask the people of Augusta if you feel the Richmond County Commission needs an extreme makeover come out today and vote. Your vote can help get this thing over the top."

"I feel very good. I think that we have run a very upscale campaign, and we've been very positive about the issues and the things that we have talked about," says Grantham.

"I'm just proud to have been part of this campaign, and I have so many wonderful people supporting me."

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