ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — The Coffee County Republican Women held a mayoral forum as the August mayoral race rapidly approaches.
The race includes Bill Cooper, Bill Baker, Perry Vickers, and Lister Reeves. Each candidate gave their reasons to run.
According to Baker, he wants to prepare Enterprise for growth in revenue and residents.
“The city is going to see tremendous growth with the VA homecoming here and if we don’t do planning today, we will not be prepared for the businesses and the residents that will follow tomorrow,” candidate Bill Baker said.
Current mayor Bill Cooper said he has some unfinished tasks that he hopes to complete.
“Trying to move our city forward,” Enterprise Mayor Bill Cooper said. “So I have a task ahead of me, and once I complete that task, that is it for me.”
Perry Vickers told WDHN he wants to bring in and keep business in Enterprise.
“There’s a lot of things that we need to try to get here in Enterprise, we’ve got the veterans home, but there’s a lot of other things that we need to try to get,” candidate Perry Vickers said. “We need to diversify our retail businesses. So that the people can shop and not having money go in other directions.”
Meanwhile , candidate Lister Reeves said he wants to bring the community together.
“We need someone that can bring everyone together even though we may have disagreements, but you got to have someone that can bring all of that together, tie it together and help us move forward,” Reeves said.
All candidates said they are hoping for strong support come election day on August 25th.