Monday, August 25, 2014

Amile Wilson announces candidacy for Ward 1

Northsider Amile Wilson issued this press release a few minutes ago:





Amile Wilson Announces Campaign for City Council


After much prayer and discussion with friends, family and members of the community, I am proud to announce my candidacy for Jackson City Council Ward 1.

Northeast Jackson has a tradition of sending strong leaders downtown: Dent Anglin, Ben Allen, Jeff Weill, and Quentin Whitwell. They have been a voice of reason and responsibility over the years regardless of who was Mayor. I want to continue that tradition and help Jackson forge a new path with Mayor Tony Yarber.

I am a homeowner and want to protect the value of my home just as you do. We need to empower the homeowner associations to use covenants to protect our neighborhoods as our neighboring cities do. We need to set standards for rental housing in Northeast Jackson as too often such housing lowers property values and brings in more crime.

I am a life-long conservative who has worked with leaders of both parties. Republican, Democrat, Conservative, Liberal, it doesn’t matter. The people expect us to fix the problems and get things done.

As the owner of two businesses in Jackson, the city’s prosperity impacts my bottom line just as it does yours. I share Mayor Yarber’s vision to bring businesses back to Jackson and stop taxing small business out of existence. We’ve made a good start with the District at Eastover and the expansion at Highland Village. We need to keep the momentum going and grow Northeast Jackson.

Controlling crime is key to protecting Northeast Jackson. Crime forces families to leave and businesses to move. My home has been robbed and burglarized. Instead of moving, I’m staying and fighting back. We can fight crime. I will work with the Mayor to cut more fat out of the budget so we can put more cops on the street and put judges on the bench who don’t treat bail as a free get out of jail card.

I humbly ask you for your support and your vote. I will be honored to represent Ward 1 and continue the tradition set by those who have held that seat. Together, we can build a better Jackson.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great news.

Anonymous said...

No name recognition nobody.

Anonymous said...

Superb news.

Anonymous said...

Amile is a bright and talented force dedicated to the betterment of Jackson. A great candidate!

Anonymous said...

Never heard of him or her or this person.

Anonymous said...

If he runs, he'll have the floor wiped with his face. Non-starter.

Anonymous said...

He's got my vote.

Unfortunately, his race and politics put him at an extreme disadvantage for ever winning.

Anonymous said...

What a mistake. There is bound to be an adult who can run for this seat. This is a good example of a staffer thinking he's a candidate. He's weak.

Anonymous said...

3:56 - 'his race'??? In Ward 1? How does his race put him at a disadvantage?

Just as curious about your "his politics" statement, but will get there once I get past the first comment evidently made in ignorance.

Anonymous said...

He's known well enough in the country club crowd. Name recognition can be bought, good policy can't.

Amile vs. Dorsey in Northeast Jackson? Amile wins.

Anonymous said...

Dorsey has good name recognition - problem he has is, everybody recognizes it. And knows it is tied to a liberal Democrat. Despite all his efforts in 2011 to claim he is a "conservative Democrat" - an oxymoron if there ever was one - he is an ardent follower of Obama. Went to his 2008 election night party, both of his inaugurations, and many other national Democrat events.

Pictures of Obama all over his FB pages - or at least used to be. Maybe he has had sense enough to pull them down.

NE Jackson elect a liberal Dem as their representative on our City Council? I don't think so!!

Anonymous said...

How come this guy didn't mention his party affiliation? Is he ashamed of it.

Anonymous said...

6:55 - he said "life long conservative" are you confused as to what that means?

It's a non partisan special election. If he'd said party affiliation you'd be making snide remarks about that. Stop the snark and contribute to the conversation!

Anonymous said...

Wilson is the best the GOP has on their NEJackson bench? My how times have changed.

Anonymous said...

Agree, @4:01, an adult needs to get in this race.

Anonymous said...

It's a local city counsel election by those from his ward, not a statewide election people. He doesn't have to have to have "policy" just the trust of his neighbors, not the whole city.

Anonymous said...

Amile Wilson is a nice guy from the times I've met him. Yes, he's a little goofy. But I can tell you what he's NOT. He's not on the take, morally bankrupt, only interested in himself. He is genuine and intelligent. I think the Republican Party could benefit from more people like him. He's not a total right winger like McDaniels.

Anonymous said...

Wilson says in his PR that his home was "robbed". When was this? At gunpoint? Knifepoint? Did he file a police report? Embellishment?

Then he says instead of moving, he says he is staying and fighting. Didn't he just purchase his Fontaine house in the last year? Was he seriously considering moving so quickly?

Kingfish said...

Nice try. It was robbed. Thieves broke in, did damage to the home, and stole a few things. Typical smash and grab job. He lived off of Meadowbrook at the time. Is that Jackson enough for you? I personally saw the damage at the home. Yes, the police were called. Want a copy? Go down to the city clerk's office and file a FOIA request.

Anonymous said...

That is quite a reflexive defense there Kingfish. Looks like we already know which candidate you are supporting in the election.

Kingfish said...

Nope. Just something I have personal knowledge of and know a smear job when I see one. keep trying.

Anonymous said...

Betcha JPD put it down as a burglary not a robbery. It was a theft. Robbery is campaign spin.

Kingfish said...

I'll put it this way, when its your shit thats stolen, it doesn't really matter what you call it: robbery, theft, stolen, taken. Nice try, troll.

Anonymous said...

What the hell does it matter what it is called. His house was broken into, his crap was screwed with. Assume some of it was taken

I don't care what you - or anybody else including JPD call it - they messed with his S$$$T.

Frankly, I haven;t read his press release 0 just yalls bitching about it. What I hear is that his s$$t was messed with and he didn't run to Madison. Did I miss anything?

Don't know him from Adam (or Eve, for that matter). But would much prefer a real conservative Republican over a "let me call myself one, although I love Obama" conservative like Carson.

Want to see who all gets in - but for my money, Rudy Warnock and his tody Carson ain't gonna be on my list.

Anonymous said...

When should we expect to see others throwing their name in? Word is we may see a Barbour on the ticket...

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