Long time friends Philip Carter and Frankie Lindsey are both vying for the same job.
“I’m the fourth generation in the my family to live in Geneva, and to call Geneva home,” says Philip Carter.
Carter is in his first term and hopes for another one. Former Geneva Police Chief Frankie Lindsey stands in the way of him doing so. The two men differ when it comes to creating jobs in the city.
“We’re geared here in Geneva and Geneva County as a textile business,”says Lindsey.
“I want to see Geneva do well and prosper, and we can’t do that with thinking of the past. The cotton mills and textiles are not coming back,” says Carter.
Carter says he doesn’t know if his opponent has the experience needed to lead the city.
“The qualities to lead the city as police chief are not the same.”
Alabama Communities of Excellence recognized Geneva as a city wanting to advance.
“One of the things the ACE program will do is get community input, and that’s very important getting community input, into how we want to develop Geneva.” said Carter.
Carter says the Career Tech Center will also be another way to move the city forward. The center will be housed in the Geneva Armory.
“This will help prepare our students for a career once they leave school,” Carter says.
In the end the two men say they are not running against each other, but running to make progress in Geneva.