Friday, June 17, 2016

Leroy Walker running for Mayor.

These mailers hit Jackson mailboxes over the last two days.




We now have The Preacher, Octavian, "The Lieutenant", and The Big Mac running for Mayor.

34 comments:

Second That eMotion said...

As far as I know, and to the best of my knowledge (is that redundant?), Leroy Walker is an honest man and has run businesses in the Metro area for at least forty years. He's never been on the public dole, there's no record of a DUI or abuse of others, he's never pretended to be a sworn police officer and doesn't benefit from contracts with the City of Jackson.

When was the last time a respected business-man got a shot at running the business of the City of Jackson?

Anonymous said...

Coulda used a proofreader.

Anonymous said...

Make Jackson Great Again!

DWF said...

Correct grammar would help.

Anonymous said...

He will do no worst than last few mayors and has a shot to make improvements but it is 25 years to0 late. Nothing to build on. Everything of value has left town or been stolen.

Anonymous said...

@5:27 am "He's never been on the public dole..."
I hate to break it you, but this guy is knee deep in the Farish Street and Metro Center debacle. He is known to pay fealty to Bennie Thompson and partner with Socrates Garrett. He's been involved in damn near every major contract in the city over the last 20 years. Don't be fooled. This is more of the same... It looks like the dark forces of the city's largest contract pimps have decided to bet on a more reliable horse. Sorry Reverend.

Anonymous said...

This is shaping up to be an expensive election. Walker will be well-funded and he'll have a long list of people interested in helping him that he, himself, has helped in the past.

Anonymous said...

If you are going to refer to Graham that way Lieutenant needs to be wrapped in quotation marks.

The Preacher, Octavian, The "Lieutenant", and The Big Mac

Anonymous said...

graham the 'legend' - as in his own mind.

C-L Jackson Jambalaya Monitoring Desk said...

Thanks Kingfish!

We've included this in Sam's morning JJMR (Jackson Jambalaya Monitoring Report) and downloaded your graphics. We'll make a few phone calls seeking comment and then splash the news out as our own discovery.

We'll continue to monitor and mine the comments left here throughout the day since many comments, like 5:27 and 7:59 above, include bits of information that we then, in turn, don't have to go out and research ourselves.

Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Free the Hamburglar and Free the Land.

Anonymous said...

At some point the question has to be asked: Why would anyone in their right mind and who has a steady income want to be Mayor of Jackson? It's certainly not a stepping stone to anything but disaster, and even though the constituents are not known to hold their sorry ass politicians accountable, the feds are watching and they will. Nothing short of a 30 year tax base resurrection of biblical proportions can save the city and most of the young candidates who are running can't do it. They just want a job with a title. Leroy Walker is not a young man and the pressure this job will put him under may kill him. Is it worth it?

Anonymous said...

Please be advised that Robert Graham voted to authorize the purchase of a ream of copier paper and a box of pencil erasers. The authorization was inadvertantly left off his long list of accomplishments.

Anonymous said...

Leroy Walker was given 16 McDonalds by the corporation. It involved them getting more minority participation. He managed to run them in the ground and now doesn't have any. His incompetence allowed him to fail without debt. Ask anyone who was involved, its a pretty good yarn. This isn't the man we need for Mayor.

Anonymous said...


We can elect a business man (black or white) and nothing is going to change. The City needs a tax base to survive and we don't have it. The City needs quality education and we don't have it. We need a reason for people to move here and we don't have it. WRITING IS ON THE WALL!!!!!!

Free the Airport said...

Laughed hard the other day when I heard "When He's Mayor, You're Mayor" Octavian tell Othor Cain that the people of Jackson don't want a king. This from the Kush Prince who lives safely ensconced behind not one but two gates and far, far removed from the Jackson poverty he's using as a campaign talking point on crime.

Anonymous said...

Go check out the former Belk at Metrocenter which he co-owns with Socrates Garrett and Howard Catchings as Retro Metro. The building's grounds are not kept up with garbage and weeds all over, a crumbled wall up by the old widow watson. The parking lots and drive lanes owned by Retro Metro are in the same unacceptable state. One area looks like it is nearing sink hole status. A lawsuit waiting to happen. Why does the City of Jackson not hold Retro Metro accountable for the their complete failure to maintain the building and grounds in a professional manner? The city is paying rent every month! In the winter it is cold in the building. The heating system is not working and the city employees have been told not to plug in space heaters as this will trip multiple breakers in the electrical system. But no repairs have been done to address this. And the Hinds County Board of Supervisors voted to purchase the lower level of this ongoing debacle? Why? SMH.

Grammarly said...

This is a grammar Nazi's gold mine.

Anonymous said...

The city has a tax base...it just happens to be about 1/2 of what it used to be.

As a result, Jackson needs to be/do/have about 1/2 as much as it used to.

Next leader has to figure out where and what to cut out....will actually require a true leader.

Newsflash....this same thing has happened in every state in the country over the last 50 years. Jackson is way behind.

We are Gary, Indiana....we will not hit rock bottom until black people get tired of being robbed by their own...so we have 3-4 more administrations to go through before we get there....

In the interim....buy a pickup truck to get around Jackson....

William H Dilday Jr said...

Let's get the facts straight. I co-founded the Jackson chapter of 100 Black Men.I went to the Congressional Black Caucus's annual event in Washington,D C one September where I met with members of the Los Angeles chapter of the 100. After meeting with them I came back to Jackson with the intention of establishing a chapter in Jackson. Leroy called me and said he wanted to do the same thing so we joined forces to establish Jackson's chapter. We ended up with him being founding President and I was the founding Vice President of the Jackson chapter. I was also the first chairman of the chapter's mentoring project. So his campaign material should list him as co-founder.

Anonymous said...

You mean Leroy no longer has the McD's franchises? When did that end? What exactly happened if you have the real detail (not speculation)? Seems to me that is vital to know.

And what ties does he have to Garrett? '

One thing is for sure: our current Mayor is too busy looking out for cronies to solve any of our increasingly urgent and desperate problems in the City of Jackson. He needs to go ASAP. Maybe the FBI can terminated his term early. If the FBI can get him out early, then please, please do so!

Anonymous said...

Dilday - are you running as well? Or are you just jealous because on a piece of campaign literature a candidate didn't use several hundred words to explain that unimportant detail. Hope you are just jealous, because you have proven before that you can't manage anything, much less the city of Jackson.

And, BTW, we are so happy to know this part of your resume. Thanks for bragging on yourself.

Anonymous said...

"Movement Today!"

Why am I reminded of a 1930s ad for Liberator Laxative?

Anonymous said...

I am willing to give Leroy Walker a fair and unbiased hearing on his platform. He was always generous with Leadership Jackson and so far as I know, he is honest. I will hold my opinions on Metro Center and Farish until I hear his explanation. He might have been the victim of a con-artist. Like many, I would want to know who he plans to surround himself with if elected. Particularly interested in JPD and Public Works. These are the two employing the most and the ones who matter most to us. Even though the City and the State are short of money, I am not throwing in the towel yet. It is a matter of priorities and I want to hear them. Believe the "Lieutenant" only wants control of JPD and that is not an option to give him.

William H Dilday Jr said...

2:56. I am neither running for office or jealous of anyone! Just pointing out the campaign literature should have said"co-founder". Only three characters to make it correct and you would have never heard from me.

Anonymous said...

Just as all the TV reporting was always accurate under your leadership, I'm sure. Never happened to miss a big major detail like this on your station.

Anonymous said...

what a joke. a failed hamburger salesman, propped up by Trustmark and the white northeast Jackson crowd. he endorsed Haley Barbour and Philbilly. he and socrates garrett are joined at the hip. that alone scares the shit out of me. it will be interesting to find out how many state/city/county sweetheart deals leroy has had over the last 20 years. he sold out to the republicans a long time ago. say bye-bye airport, zoo, water-sewer system, and anything else madison and rankin county power players really want. he has a lot of experience, but it ain't the kind we need.

Anonymous said...

yeah, what we need is a bunch of kush gibberish, chokwe hangers-on and detroit rejects thinking we fix jackson by turning it into a giant co-op.

Look at Me, He Shouts... said...

The Dilday family has done nothing to improve life in Jackson. Dad as well as son have done little other than divide the races and stir up hostility and anger for decades. While Junior was attending meetings to establish an all-black organizational branch here, it would have been commendable (and perhaps positive) had he worked to unite rather than separate and include rather than exclude. And today he brags about his separatist and exclusionary activities, in fact shouts it here from the rooftop.

Anonymous said...

Just a guess KF but it is going to be a JJ traffic record election in 2017.

Anonymous said...

12:07, a black dude who leans Republican? Sounds like a damn good start to me. Have you not noticed the disastrous results of decades of Democrat "leadership" in Jackson?

Anonymous said...

Have to agree with our 1:51 AM blogger. What is wrong with a black businessman who knows and has worked with Republicans. Guess the usual cry of "uncle tom" will be next. Shame on our low-information voters.

Anonymous said...

Still nothing but chirping and speculation as to any relationship between Sox and Leroy. Put up or shut up.

bill harvey said...

Can we have fries with that?

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