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Lucas Seeks Re-Election To Macon City Council Seat 





Elaine Lucas announced recently that she will seek another term on the Macon City Council.  Lucas has served for 20 years, first elected in 1983. A native of Macon,  Elaine has been married to State Representative David E. Lucas, Sr. for over 30 years and has 4 grown children and 8 grandchildren ranging in ages from 3 to 16.  Her late son Al Lucas was killed in April 2005 in a professional football game.  She is a member of Steward Chapel AME Church where she serves on the usher board and the Political Action Committee.  She  is a former trustee.

Elaine attended the public schools of Bibb County and graduated from Miller Senior High School.  She received the Associates degree in English from Macon Junior College and the B.S. Degree from Savannah State, Magna Cum Laude, in Early Childhood Education.  Her Master's was received from Fort Valley State and she received the Specialist degree in Education from Georgia College.  Her Counseling Certification was received from Fort Valley State and she has done additional work at Georgia State University in Leadership.  Elaine retired from the school system in 2002 after 30 years of service.  Since that time, she has worked as a part-time counselor at Hutchings Career Center and, this year, she is the full-time graduation specialist at Hutchings.

Lucas is one of the founders of the Bibb County Voters League and holds membership in the Democratic Women, the NAACP, SCLC, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  She also serves on the boards of various community agencies and organizations, namely The Macon Cemetery Preservation Corporation, The Fort Hawkins Commission, The Douglass Advisory Board and various educational organizations.  She formerly served on the Board of Health for 13 years and The Cherry Blossom Board for 2 years.  She is the county coordinator for STAND, a program for teens that teaches refusal skills and peer counseling.

Lucas is chair of the Community Resources and Development Committee and serves on the Appropriations and Ordinances and Resolutions Committees.  As a council member, she has long been an advocate for greater fiscal responsibility, enhanced recreational facilities, greater access to health care, educational opportunities, and jobs creation.  She authored the legislation that created the Linwood Group which is now the Macon Cemetery Preservation Corporation and sponsored the resolution which rejuvenated the Fort Hawkins Commission.  She began the YES Project with the police department and community resources.  This program places police officers in home in fragile neighborhoods to provide resources and youth services.  These are located in Fort Hill, South Macon, and Unionville.  She also authored the resolution to place 2 citizens on the Transit Authority.

Lucas has been in the same house for 15 years, with the same husband for almost 31 years, an educator for 35 years, does not smoke, drink, or use drugs, has never been arrested, is a faithful Christian and proud wife,  mother and grandmother.  She needs your support to continue her courageous, effective representation of Ward 1 and the City a whole.



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