Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Get out and vote for Darrel McQuirter today



Your vote does count and you have a chance to do something about Hinds County today if you live in District 2. The district includes part of Fondren and Belhaven.*  This website wrote two years ago when Darrel McQuirter faced election:

Readers of this site are familiar with the debacle that is the Hinds County Board of Supervisors as the supes reach a new low on a regular basis. Sweetheart deals. Shakedowns. No-bid contracts. Broke budgets. Million dollar payouts to their attorneys. They loot the E911 fund to funnel money to their friends while police and fire departments in Hinds County can't get radios they need to save lives. The current majority on the board schemed and screamed in an effort to deprive you of your right to vote today. Today is the day you can make a difference. Then there is Bennie's jail. Bennie built it, broke it,, and we are still paying for it.  Don't forget Kenneth Stokes.  Want to make Stokes mad? Vote for Darrel McQuirter today. 

 It's easy to knock government workers, and we do it from time to time here at Jackson Jambalaya, but all Mr. McQuirter has done is serve. He served as the Fire Chief in Clinton. He served as pastor of his church for 15 years. He serves as director of permits and zoning for Hinds County. He's not the bombastic type as can be said about one particular supervisor. He's not a loudmouth who is only known for marching. He merely serves and gets things done.  Jackson Jambalaya, Jackson Free Press, and the Jackson Advocate have all endorsed Darrel McQuirter.  When have we all agreed on anything?

If you are happy with the current direction of Hinds County and the actions of the Board of Supervisors, then vote for Al Hunter.   However, if you want to make a change, vote for Darrel McQuirter. He's not flashy, not loud, not looking to line a pocket or enrich a friend.  Not a tool for someone who is a control freak such as Bennie Thompson or Kenneth Stokes.  He's just a solid citizen who has always protected and served.  A man of his word.  Something we can't say about his opponent.  A shame more like Darrel McQuirter  don't run for office.

Darrel McQuirter: Good enough for Hinds County. Not good enough for Kenneth Stokes.  Remember that when you go to the polls today.
The sweetheart deals ended.  The Airwave guys scream racism on talk radio but the fact is they were ripping off the county and lining their pockets with YOUR money.  The crazy bond deals stopped.  Isn't it interesting that those who scream racism or accuse Mr. McQuirter of hating Jackson never discuss actual numbers?  When the facts are not on your side, argue emotion is a favorite trick of defense attorneys. The next challenge for the Board of Supervisors is building a new jail.  Who do you trust to build a new jail? Darrel McQuirter or David Archie?

Mr. McQuirter has taken more abuse and personal attacks over the lasts two years than most people will in a lifetime.  Such is to be expected when one stands up to the thievery that took place every month at the Hinds County Board of Supervisors.  The county has been going in the right direction for nearly two years.  Who do you trust with your money and safetey? A man who repeatedly put his life on the line and served the public or Robert Graham and David Archie?

It's easy to knock government workers, and we do it from time to time here at Jackson Jambalaya, but all Mr. McQuirter has done is serve. He served as the Fire Chief in Clinton. He served as pastor of his church for 15 years. He serves as director of permits and zoning for Hinds County. He's not the bombastic type as can be said about one particular supervisor. He's not a loudmouth who is only known for marching.

He's not flashy, not loud, not looking to line a pocket or enrich a friend.  Not a tool for someone who is a control freak such as Bennie Thompson or Kenneth Stokes.  He's just a solid citizen who has always protected and served.  A man of his word.  Something we can't say about his opponent.  A shame more like Darrel McQuirter  don't run for office.



*Belhaven precinct: #8, the fire station on North State Street. 
Fondren precincts: Presbyterian church and Woodland Hills Baptist church.  

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amen! We've seen progress in our county and let's keep the ball rolling.

Anonymous said...

If Archie wins, the Fondren dream is over. Let's see if NE Jackson can get as excited about something this important as they do about Popsicles.

Anonymous said...

There's another Popsicle place opening in Clinton this week.

hinds could see the return of airwave...

Anonymous said...

The interest level in Ashley Madison outnumbers the interest level in preventing David Archie from winning by 100 to 1. Anybody that frequents this page, even if you live in Madison, had better call every breathing friend they have in Hinds District 2 and get them to vote this afternoon because if Archie wins, the damage will ripple out for 5 counties. It won't be like cancer. It will spread like Ebola and be just as devastating.

Anonymous said...

For God sake Hinds county has hit an iceberg and the last lifeboat is Darrel McQuirter. Get the vote out or sink in the cold freezing water of the Alantic.(Titanic Comparison)

Anonymous said...

Archie = Stokes with a brain (which is much worse for Hinds County)

Anonymous said...



I always ask someone if they voted before entering into a political discussion. If they say something like 'what's the use of voting', or admit they don't vote--I shut it down right there--they have absolutely no right to complain about any elected official, Republican OR Democrat, including Stokes.

The people of Hinds County had a county BOS who cared about people more than their own self interests, worked toward progress for all instead of a select few getting rich and blaming others for every problem, and was getting Hinds "back into the game" (there's a long way to go, but things were moving in the right direction!).

Kingfish said...

I'll be honest. Prediction: Tossup.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, KF. I forgot and raced to the polls after reading this. I put my ballot in just as the clock on the ballot machine rolled over to 7:00 pm. So if McQuirter wins by one, it was mine and you get the assist.

Anonymous said...

The victory of McQuirter is grand. Grateful for sanity in this election.

Tony Hisaw said...

Darrel won with 57% of the vote. He will now serve a full four year term on the Hinds County Board of Supervisors. Thanks be to God.

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