Monday, August 11, 2014

The race is on

Looks like we will have a special election to replace Quintin Whitwell.  Who is going to run? Some names are starting to float to the surface.  Dorsey Carson, David Pharr, Amile Wilson.  Anyone else?

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cecil Brown? He got redistricted and would have to face Bill Denny next year. He's got $ in the bank. He would win Ward 1 in a landslide. It would be a great swan song for someone who is capable but for statewide politics wears the wrong jersey.

Anonymous said...

That would be David Pharr. He would be GREAT.

Anonymous said...

Amile Wilson? The photog? ROFLMAO Boy how times have changed. Hey, maybe David Archie will run again. Or maybe the mailman or someone who works at Whole Foods. How about the guy selling watermelons @ Pear Orchard and Old Canton? He'd be real good.

Anonymous said...

Cecil Brown can beat Bill Denny.

Anonymous said...

dear god ANYONE but dorsey.

hey amile got a haircut he is ready to be taken seriously. smart dude for sure.

Anonymous said...

Cecil Brown may serve as a member of the legislature and the city council at the same time, because both offices are in the legislative branch.

Anonymous said...

David Pharr is the best that hoped for.

Anonymous said...

Cecil Brown is running for Public Service Commission against Lynn Posey. Posey may have a GOP primary, and might be vulnerable as he has done nothing or hired no one to consolidate the GOP activist core.

Cecil Brown will never beat Denny or any other GOP in that new House seat. He was lucky to catch Stribling right before the 2000 redistricting when the district was majority black, and thanks to Billy McCoy he was able to pick his precincts in the 2000 redistricting, creating a perfect white Democrat seat for ten years.

Amile Wilson is a young energetic hard worker who has a lot of campaign experience. Everyone likes him. I wouldnt write him off too quickly, but he certainly would not be the favorite. Look for someone annointed by the business community who is relatively unknown.

Anonymous said...

I hear Cecil Brown is planning a run against Lynn Posey for Central District Public Service Commissioner.

Anonymous said...

Dorsey Carson can beat Bill Denny in a rematch

Anonymous said...

Cecil Brown is going to run for Central District Public Service Commissioner

Anonymous said...

I'd vote for Amile.

Kingfish said...

Amile is on the Executive Committee of the Hinds County Republican Party. Produced the Bulldog Ad for the Dick Hall campaign in 2011 that was well-received. It won a national award if I'm not mistaken. He's worked on quite a few campaigns.

Anonymous said...

Amile would probably turn out the younger crowd more than the others. I would rather see him in the Ward 7 spot but 1 is probably not a bad area either for him to run in.

Anonymous said...

So the voters in Eastover, Fondren and Belhaven are white Democrats? Don't think so.

Anonymous said...

David Pharr is an excellent choice. He has been a great cheerleader for Jackson and has been very involved in promoting the city. He has served several terms on the Boards of Directors of the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District and the Central Mississippi Development Corporation, as well as the Jackson Chamber of Commerce, where he also served a one-year term as Chairman of the Board.

Anonymous said...

Wilson -- who has zero experience beyond the HindsCo GOP hiney kissing club -- is a complete unknown to voters in Ward 1. Ward 1 has no younger GOP crowd to move the election needle though it does have a rapidly growing younger crowd of black Democratic voters that would give a name recognized candidate like Carson 44% of the vote from the get-go.

Please Wilson, run so Kingfish will stop pushing you as some sort of new whiz band viable candidate. Maybe you could strengthen the roadside puppy sales ban that hasn't stopped roadside puppy sales.

Kingfish said...

Snark aside in your comment, you make some good points.

Anonymous said...

Pharr would be excellent

Anonymous said...

" Posey may have a GOP primary, and might be vulnerable as he has done nothing or hired no one to consolidate the GOP activist core."

That may explain his big push recently (complete with a large photo of himself in the newspaper ads) about re-inforcing the Do Not Call list. His staff was also very helpful when I called.

I should have known there was an election coming up :-)

I haven't seen a roadside puppy sale in quite some time. Either the ban is effective or I just avoid the roads/neighborhoods where it is happening.

Anonymous said...

Dorsey Carson's professional relationship with Rudy Warnock is more than enough reason for me to vote for any one but Dorsey Carson.

Anonymous said...

Pharr hangs out in Fondren so much it seems like he'd fit more the Ward 7 crowd. He'd be a good fit for the council but would be giving up a lot in the private sector to run. He could certainly get the money together for the campaign and has a lot of friends in both parties.

Dorsey has "joke" written all over him. He is slimy enough to be on the city council.

Wilson's a lot more than a photographer. Owns magazine and has his hand in a few other things. Plus his photography work keeps him around the Country Club scene. Name recognition might be higher than you think. Not to be underestimated. Might not have the same access to money that someone like Pharr does.

Quick race means getting quick money together matters.

Anonymous said...

Pharr is just like Wilson, young conservatives and libertarians in Belhaven and Fondren would turn out for him but the young blacks and old whites in District 1 not so much. District is a tough nut to crack because the whites are starting to leave the area and the young blacks moving in are for the most part educated but not GOP voters.

Anonymous said...

Draft David Pharr!!

Anonymous said...

Please God not Dorsey Carson. Please no. Ugh.

Anonymous said...

2:19 is out to lunch on his knowledge of WARD ONE. Belhaven and Fondren are WARD SEVEN.

Anonymous said...

Pharr. No question.

Anonymous said...

Run David Run!

Anonymous said...

2:19 here. I'm aware of the districts which is why I feel Wilson and Pharr would do better in Ward 7. In Ward 1 the apartments by JA are either already mostly black or becoming that way. Same with the West side of Ridgewood. Meanwhile around Heatherwood the conservative population is getting older. Young whites used to move in by Span but now Fondren and Belhaven are more trendy.

Get Real said...

By all means. Take pics for the CCJ set and ascend to the job of City Councilman. Hell, with that kind of experience Amile should cool his jets and run for a statewide office next year. Don't underestimate this up and coming juggernaut!

Anonymous said...

4:33. Duh. Blacks don't vote. If they did, Mississippi would be a blue state forever.

You don't know squat about that of which you speak. A Republican will win that seat. Yes NEJ is getting older, but older Republicans VOTE.

Anonymous said...

Amile Wilson I met one time, based on the impression he made, I would vote for him. I am also glad he got a haircut, now mine is surely more glorious than his. I will donate money to him if he runs.

Anonymous said...

Amile Wilson is a very poor choice, an ego-bitten butt-kissing flake. God help whatever constituency elects him to office.

Anonymous said...

Duh. Blacks don't vote.

The comment of an ignoramus.

Tell that to Airwave Robert Graham.

Dumbshit.

Anonymous said...

A photographer is a joke but a sleaze-bag lawyer for Rudy Warnock is a legitimate career? Or the wannabe "Tech-lawyer."

Half the city council don't have any real world experience.

No one with a decent job is going to take this job. All three are equally worthless.

Anonymous said...

Why did you not post my comment about the loudmouth nothing at 6:06?

Kingfish said...

I think .../-/..-./..- was used.

Anonymous said...

Is St Catherine's Village outside of the district? I assume that's where Bill Denny lives now.

Anonymous said...

"Amile Wilson is a very poor choice, an ego-bitten butt-kissing flake. God help whatever constituency elects him to office."

Lol ..pretty much. He thinks he's God's gift to film and politics. On the other hand, I love to see him Stamps go at it..another arrogant flake.

Anonymous said...

I love how folks here are beating down people who may run.... Meanwhile these assholes would never dream of running themselves or giving their time.

David or Amile would make fine councilmen. We had fine councilmen before who sold class rings and tires... But I'm sure the same assholes tore them down too, and they will keep tearing people down and helping no one.

Anonymous said...

Did somebody really say "Blacks don't vote" while referring to the city that elected Chokwe Lumumba mayor? Lol.

bill said...

People who decry the lack of experience in different candidates are forgetting that someone interested in public service has to start somewhere, and City Council is the first rung on the ladder. I don't live in Jackson and don't have a dog in this hunt any more than anyone else outside the city who wants Jackson to prosper, but I know Amile pretty well and I think he will be an excellent candidate.

Anonymous said...

David would be great. I assume he has too much sense to run.

If he does run, my opinion of him would suffer somewhat.

Anonymous said...

Morgan Douglas will run. He is a black republican with business experience. He owns is company in northeast Jackson Morgan Industries.

Anonymous said...

The name I keep hearing is Les Hardin. Businessman with tons of real estate experience. Probably be good on the economic development front.

Kingfish said...

Ah yes. Apartments destroyed NE Jackson or partly destroyed it. Lets put in an apartment guy to finish the job.

Kingfish said...

and serves on HUD boards. Probably won't have a problem with Section 8.

Anonymous said...

Lightweights.

Who Dat? said...

Are any of these people being mentioned WHITE? I ask because I don't know. What's wrong with hoping a few more whites wind up on the council.

If the entire black population of Jackson, of Mississippi and of the nation can moan about our need for black leadership, those of us who see what 'black leadership' has done to Jackson sure as hell ought to be able/allowed to speak out in support of WHITE candidates.

Anonymous said...

Of course these people mentioned are white.... Ive only lived in NE Jackson for 5 years now as I moved from madison area to the city and the voting population is largely white in this area. Eastover Petit Bois... etc.... You must not live in the metro area?

Anonymous said...

Of course these people mentioned are white.... Ive only lived in NE Jackson for 5 years now as I moved from madison area to the city and the voting population is largely white in this area. Eastover Petit Bois... etc.... You must not live in the metro area?

Define "largely"? How about a percentage?

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