Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The field is set for Ward 1.

The deadline for qualifying for the race to replace Quentin Whitwell was at 5:00 PM today.  The candidates are:

Bob Higgenbottom
Dorsey Carson
Amile Wilson
Charles Barbour
Ashby Foote
Richard Sellers.

Let the games begin.


Anonymous said...

Darcy and Charles in the runoff...although I do like the name Higginbottom. I'd like to hear that on the 6:00 news every night.

Anonymous said...

Bob Higginbottom was Melton's verbal hit man. One of the most vitriolic and racist persons to ever be on the radio in Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Barbour and Wilson in the runoff. Higginbottom splits Carson's votes and no one outside Eastover shows up for Foote.

Anonymous said...

Whoever makes the runoff will pray they end up with Dorsey Carson. Pretty easy to say he's a Democrat who has given money to Obama and I'm a Republican that opposes Obama.

Pretty clear and simple. We just had an election 8 days ago about did that work out for Obama supporters.

Anonymous said...

Anyone read the Free Press article on Mr. Yardsign Barbour?

All you can really say is wow...

Anonymous said...

Let's see. After decades of having a "Republican" on the Council we find Ward 1 is a deteriorating wreck, unsustainable property taxes and shit poor schools have chased off the city's middle class, and Jackson's side of County Line looks more like a ghost town than a tax generating retail district.

And yet you numbskulls somehow think that Carson's national politics are germane and that stoking the rapidly shrinking core of old white Dixiecrat GOP voters with more Obama hate is a path to making things better in the future.

Y'all are absolutely clueless.

Anonymous said...

NEJackson Republican checking in. Only considering Wilson, Foote and Sellers. We need new blood, new ideas and a new approach. After reading the Barbour interview in the Jackson Free Press I'm more convinced than ever that we must, must have a fresh start. That means it has to be either Wilson, Foote or Sellers.

Anonymous said...

Are the Obama-haters not aware of the changing demographics in Ward 1?

Anonymous said...

Yardsign Barbour? What's that mean?

Anonymous said...

Party affiliation really doesn't matter in municipal politics. In fact, for a councilman it matters zero.

Anonymous said...

Right 11:03. Unless the Councilman is sent to DC to pursue grant money.

Anonymous said...

Carson and Foote are both friends of this republican.
Carson and Foote both are self employed and employers, know how to handle a checkbook have suffered paying Federal employment taxes like this republican.

I signed up with Carson before Foote was on board, so I don't have to make a tough decision.

I'm voting for the guy that already knows the crowd downtown he'll be working with.

Anonymous said...

12:01 - you mean the Bennie Thompson crowd? Glad to know where you stand.

Anonymous said...

My observations:
Charles is making enemies left and right.
Foote will win Eastover and not much else.
Sellers is building a strong following, but is unknown.
Wilson has a strong following, but is just so goofy.
Carson will not win.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who thinks a Dorsey Carson contribution to Obama won't matter is a fool.

Anonymous said...

Any candidate for this Council seat that makes Carson's support for Obama a campaign issue is the bigger fool.

Anonymous said...

Wilson may have been goofy a while back but he certainly isn't now. Did you even watch the debate? He had strong ideas and looked and sounded like a pro.

Wilson & Carson in runoff.

Anonymous said...

Wilson will say anything and can't substantiate half the crap he says.

What street did he live on that flooded time after time, year after year, only 3 feet deep and destroyed houses that were rebuilt and then destroyed again?

Watch his video. Until he tells us what street he grew up on Wilson is nothing but a bullshit artist. But he won't tell you because the story in the video is 100% fabricated.

Anonymous said...

Wilson is definitely still a goofball, although getting a haircut makes him look less like one.

Anonymous said...

A fabrication? Are you saying he photoshopped the photos in the video.

It's one thing to make a claim, Wilson has photos to back it up. For all the talk on this site about what a hell-hole Jackson is, you sure rush to judgement when a politician actually acknowledges a problem.

Amile Wilson said...

I grew up on Choctaw Rd. right behind the McRaes on Meadowbrook. We faced flooding just like that in the video on a regular basis.

Anonymous said...

You words are crap Wilson. You said "multiple times a year, every year" not the vague "regular basis" you're trying to use to walk back the story now.

Which houses on Choctaw (since 1985 because of course you're only 29 years old) were "destroyed, rebuilt and then destroyed again" by these 3 foot deep floods?

You are exaggerating with the entire flooding story expecting that everyone will just buy the bull without question.

Anonymous said...

... Wilson has photos to back it up.

Well if he has the photos of the houses that were "destroyed, rebuilt and then destroyed again" then, by all means, let's see the pics and identify the street addresses so that the voting public can properly conduct due diligence on his candidacy and fact check the veracity of his campaign claims.

Anonymous said...


You said, "You words are crap Wilson."

Exaggerate much?

Anonymous said...

Are any of the candidates a US armed forces veteran ?

Anonymous said...

^9:29 Three of them have... Sellers currently is serving. Foote served for several years active and reserves. Barbour retired from the Guard.

Anonymous said...

On Aug. 24, 2011, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruled that Rosemary Barbour attempted to deceive and defraud the federal government on a Katrina contract by claiming FEMA owed her money while double billing for her company's services. She was ordered to pay FEMA more than $350,000 in penalties and damages.

Anonymous said...

I had no idea Rosemary Barbour was running for Ward 1? Could've swore it was Charles.

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