Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Meet the candidates

The candidates to replace Ward 1 Councilman Quentin Whitwell appeared at a forum held by the Lefleur East Foundation. Former WLBT News Director Dennis Smith came out of retirement for one night to moderate the event. The video of the debate will be posted in segments for each question. That style of posting was popular last year for the Madison Mayoral debate as most of you preferred it to one long video.   Here are the opening statements.


Anonymous said...

Charles Barbour is the clear winner, followed by Dorsey Carson. Barbour's experience showed and he had a firm grip on the issues.

Anonymous said...

Much ado about nothing. A race to be the lone dissenting vote on everything. I do think ashby could keep us entertained.

Anonymous said...

I thought the same thing and I do not live in jackson, nor do I have anything to gain from him winning or loosing.
Charles Barbour (sp)?
I also only saw the introduction....I can spot real from bs an iPads length away, I guess.
Carsey is 2nd best, but flimsy.
If ward whatever wants to elect the republican poster child developer guy, then let them do so. But I don't think going into jackson city hall 'guns blazing' is going to do any good whatsoever. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Anonymous said...

I wish Mr. C. Barbour would become less presumptuous and pushy in his approach for money and votes. A real turn off.

Anonymous said...

Ain't voting for no Barbour. Will consider each of the other 4 and what they bring to the table but ain't voting for no Barbour.

Anonymous said...

Yall have one chance to get this right before you have to come to suburgatory. YOU DO NOT WANT TO LIVE IN SUBURGATORY.
I live in suburgatory.

Anonymous said...

If Barbour wins, how much money will his wife steal?

Anonymous said...

I heard suburgatory was kinda nice.

I live in Stokesville.

Anonymous said...

8:38 Just what do you think the new Ward 1 Councilman will do to save Jackson? What was Quentin Whitwell able to accomplish? How much can anyone accomplish with the other yahoos on the Council?

Crime in Ward 1 has jumped off the charts over the past couple of years. Kingfish has shown us with his post about Broderick's multiple arrest/releases that not much is being done about it, even when the citizens and cops know who to watch for. My area has known about Brodrick and his running buddies for well over a year, during which several of them have been arrested multiple times. Guess what, the same perps still cruise by week after week looking for opportunities to make the rest of us victims.

Anonymous said...

I went to the forum. Dorsey comes across as very polished - he's obviously smart. I know his politics so i couldn't support him, but he is impressive for this type race.

Charles Barbour was equally good in his own way. He went through his record as supervisor for Hinds County and it's impressive. He looks to have a lot of support in the area.

Ashby Foote seemed to be intelligent but appears to be lost in this type environment. Politics is new to him, so that is an issue he will have to deal with.

Amile is a bright future and big ideas. Good he's in the race.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the summaries since I didn't get to go. Did drive by on my way home after visiting Dad in the nursing home and was pleased to see a good turnout. The only one of these guys I know personally is Ashby, and while I appreciate his desire to serve the community, someone with more political savvy would probably be a better better.

Live in NE Jackson and AIN'T moving to the 'burbs. (P.S. Go Dawgs and Hotty Toddy!)

Anonymous said...

Ashby was clearly the smartest one in the room. I thought he did much better than I expected. So did the doofus Charles Barbour.

Anonymous said...

Ashby is new to politics, but not new to public issues. Ashby has been President of the Bigger Pie Forum ( has exposed the bad effects of crony capitalism on Mississippi's economy (esp. the Kemper plant and Kior). He has been intelligent, thoughtful newsletter writer on public and economic issues for years.
Yes, Dorsey is both polished and smart.
Charles is intelligent.
We have some good choices here.

Anonymous said...

Amazing how quickly memories fade among my fellow Republicans in NE Jackson. The revisionist history that Charles Barbour was some pillar of leadership during his time on the Hinds County BOS is absurd. Doug Anderson ran roughshod over Charles Barbour.

The Democrats on the City Council are not going to work with the bombastic egotist Charles Barbour. They'll find accommodations with the other Republicans running in this special election but there is no way in hell they are going to work with Charles Barbour. No way in hell.

Anonymous said...

4:13 Yeah, maybe sending someone up to the City Council named Barbour ain't a generally a smart idea.

Anonymous said...

4:13 and 4:35 - Hello McDaniel supporters. We know you hate all things Cochran and Barbour, but remember how bad Cochran trounced your candidate in Hinds County. i think votes are still rolling in....

Anonymous said...

4:13 here. Sorry lamebrain. Voted for Cochran.

Anonymous said...

I am supporting Charles Barbour and you should too!



Anonymous said...

In case you missed it, Sellers is really excited.

Anonymous said...

9:04 - LOL seems like Sellers is excited, but I think he is in it for the right reasons. I have some mutual friends of Sellers and from what I hear he is the real deal.

Anonymous said...

He was on Ben Allen's radio show Tuesday morning and was very impressive!

Anonymous said...

I personally know Charles.
He does seek the right balance for the public, and has high strong morals, in which Jackson needs to evolve.
He is a devout believer in the truth and listens and seeks God's will.
If I vote, it will surely be for Charles Barbour.
Think Holy, speak Holy and act Holy.

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