I’ve been married to my wife Toby, a nurse, for 34 years. We’ve raised our two sons, Tyler and Landon, right here in Macon.
Our hometown is the best place, with the best people, on Earth. I’m invested here and I’m determined to leave it better than I found it, for our kids and grandkids.
As Mayor of Macon-Bibb County, Lester leads a team that is improving public safety and boosting economic development and tourism while implementing sound fiscal policies that resulted in largest property tax cut in the entire state. Across the state and the nation, Macon has become shining example of how people from all walks of life can get things done by working together.
Lester is an active supporter of youth sports and The Cherry Blossom Festival, a member of the Downtown Rotary Club and Victory Baptist Church. Prior to his election as Mayor in 2020, Lester was elected twice to the Bibb County School Board where he served as President. During his time of the School Board, he insisted on accountability and worked to improve results while lowering taxes.
With deep roots in Macon, Lester has serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce, NewTown, the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority, The Brookdale Resource Center, The Museum of Aviation and the 21st Century Partnership and as a Trustee with the Museum of Arts and Sciences. He serves on the Middle Georgia Regional Commission, the Pedestrian Safety Review Board and the Central Georgia Development Authority.
The Georgia Municipal Association has highlighted Lester’s work, particularly in the areas of public safety and affordable housing. Currently, he serves on the board of the Georgia Municipal Association, as well as the Legislative Policy Committee and the Executive Committee.
Lester owns three successful businesses in Macon-Bibb. He is the founder and CEO of Game On Training which began in 2012 and has now grown to 6 locations across Georgia serving over 1,200 youths.
Lester graduated with honors from Southwest High School in 1987 and received his Bachelor of Science in Political Science in 1991 from Mercer University. In 1994, Lester received his Juris Doctor from Walter F. George Law School and has practiced law in Macon for 29 years, representing the injured and disabled. Lester is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia admitted to practice before the following: Georgia Superior Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, U.S. Court of Appeals, U.S. District Courts (including Northern District of Georgia, Middle District of Georgia, and Southern District of Georgia), as well as all State, Local, Superior and Municipal Courts.