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A Familiar Name Enters Fayetteville Mayoral Race

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FAYETTEVILLE — You may recognize the name of one candidate for mayor of Fayetteville.

Johnny Dawkins says he will seek the seat his father held for 13 years. Last May, J.L. Dawkins passed away after a long illness. Forty-two-year-old Johnny Dawkins says he cannot fill his fathers shoes, but can follow in his footsteps.

"I am very passionate for this city, I will bring energy, enthusiasm because I learned it from the best mayor this city ever had, which is my dad," said Dawkins.

Dawkins says he will file next week. Mayor Milo McBryde, who was appointed to the seat after J.L. Dawkins died, filed Thursday to seek his first full term.