Stankiewicz re-elected as Hogansville mayor

Published 11:48 pm Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Hogansville Mayor Bill Stankiewicz was re-elected Tuesday night, beating out challenger Winston Herren 284 votes to 132 votes.

Stankiewicz said he ran for office in the first place to help Hogansville, and that there is much left to do now that he has been re-elected.

“Four years ago, I saw a need and ran for mayor and won. There’s a lot left undone that I want to get done and that myself and the council want to get done,” Stankiewicz said. “It’s not a one-man show, it’s always a team effort. I want to get some things finished that we’ve started.”

Stankiewicz said he intends to follow through with the plans for making a recreation center for Lake Jimmy Jackson and to continue a study with the Georgia Conservancy for developing a master plan for downtown.

“We’re excited about that prospect, we think a vibrant downtown is critical to growing the city,” he said.

Candidate Winston Herren said he accepted the loss, but that Hogansville needs improvement as a city.

“Hogansville is a mess. I don’t see it getting any better,” Herren said. “There doesn’t seem to be anybody that has a concern to help Hogansville.”

Herren said he enjoyed the campaign and the people he met along the way.

“I had a good time running, I met a lot of nice people in Hogansville,” he said. “Hogansville spoke, I accept it and time goes on. As we say, a lot of times man’s rejection is God’s protection.’”