Monday, March 10, 2014

Former Mayor Harvey Johnson is now a candidate

Former Mayor Harvey Johnson announced his candidacy today in front of Smith Robertson Museum.  He touted his experience and a list of accomplishments during his three terms.  There were a few lighthearted moments as he responded to questions from the media.

Scott Simmons of WAPT asked about his two losses.  Hizzoner responded that he had also won three times and made a joke out of it.  He said he indeed lives in Jackson, he had no mansion in Madison, and in fact had no mansion in Jackson, although he did have five horses and a barn he built himself.  What was conspicuous was there was no mention of Mayor Lumumba during his address nor were any condolences offered to the Lumumba family.  The former  Mayor was not mentioned until the last question.  The Mayor said he had been working on the sales tax since 2009 and that Mayor Lumumba was able to "carry the ball across the goal line." 

Address starts at 3:44.


Anonymous said...

The devil you know...

Anonymous said...

If you're keeping score, Scott, they actually said no three times. Lost to Ditto in '93, Melton in '05 and Lumumba '13.

Anonymous said...

Harvey ,this has to be a "April's Fool Joke" you are going to play on us. There is no way in hell I would vote for you. Go up to Tennessee State and tell Glover to give you and the family a real job. Get the hell out of politics your time has come and it's long gone......

Anonymous said...

His commercials are saying he first was elected in '93.

Anonymous said...

God save us from that indecisive, polarizing, arrogant snail.

Anonymous said...

As was used to describe Teddy Kennedy, he's a policital gasbag.

Kim Wolford said...

Among Harvey's accomplishments are the numerous potholes, crumbling and decaying streets, infrastructure and JPS. Where is the sign from the sinkhole on Canton Road when you need it????

Headcount said...

Not sure what Harvey did to ruin JPS, but otherwise, he's been an ineffective boob. City Hall doesn't run JPS. It got in the ditch by another route.

What if every person employed by the City of Jacktown, who owes their job to Harvey's patronage, favoritism, nepotism and other isms, were to get up off their ass at one time and walk to city hall and raise their hands high. How large would the gathering be? It'd guess 4 to 500.

You know me but I can't go public said...

If gets elected I am going to either slit my wrists or move. I will have no choice. Can't believe I would, but I would. This guy sucks on steroids when you have to even be in the same room he is in, much less than attempting to work with him or his wooden indian stooges.

Anonymous said...

He is a snake, taking credit for something he didn't do, if he authored the sales tax why did it take so long ? The man is a liar and the main reason of what's wrong with Jackson Today, go sit down Jackson doesn't need you. All you are after is the job title and the fame so to speak of being mayor. Jackson need a mayor who has strong leadership skills and will move the city in the right direction, Harvey has done.

Anonymous said...

All you are after is the job title and the fame so to speak of being mayor.

And a paycheck.

Ophelia said...

Marshall Ramsey pretty much nailed it in today's parakeet-cage liner...

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