Monday, February 27, 2017

Mayor Yarber announces re-election bid

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber announced last week that he will run for re-election.  He won office in 2014 after Mayor Chokwe Lumumba unexpectedly died.   The video is posted below.  Oddly enough, it was not reported in the media but for WAPT (unless the search engine gods have fallen). 






20 comments:

Anonymous said...

He's done

Anonymous said...

Why waste the money? I forgot, its other people's money he's wasting. He is good at that.

Anonymous said...

The project managers to whom he funneled hundreds of thousands are backing his bid.

Anonymous said...

Yarber or the Kush movement. Well, crap.

Anonymous said...

Don't be count out graham. Horne is only running as an excuse to raise more campaign funds, which he will pocket. Same as Yarber this time around.

Anonymous said...

YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Great....we are all screwed ....again

Anonymous said...

Ain't no shame in Tony's game! These idiots are off the chain.

Anonymous said...

Where is the Bow Tie? He is already capitulating to the center and away from the Malcolm X types.

Anonymous said...

Don't think Graham can get there but he's also holding some cards Antar doesn't want played.

Anonymous said...

Is that one white person hidden in the back?

Anonymous said...

Actually, It's a good speech--content and delivery--and he spells out the case for another term. The optics are bad--the only folks there are family and department heads. Does he have any friends? I didn't see them in the video.

Anonymous said...

John horhn and yarber staff and supporters are the same people.
Kane ditto
Socrates
Credell Calhoun and the rest of the contract snatchrts..

Anonymous said...

When I listen to this speech I think of a fourth or fifth grader struggling to read and use correct grammar. This speech was nothing but BS. For some reason I believe he was spinning most facts. I found it strange that he was comparing the USA being divided to that of Jackson. I would say that Jackson is not divided, it is probably 90% controlled by the same political party as well as race. Another sad commentary is the fact that he could not boast of any major manufacturing, business relocation/expansion, or major real estate development occurring under his watch. We have been left in the dust by other sunbelt cities in the last 20 years. This train is moving...haha

Anonymous said...

Kane Ditto is still alive and engaged in local politics? where's that one-dollar-a-year guy who was going to solve all of Jacktown's ills? I think his name was Speed.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe anyone would actually listen to his speech. You mean you'd give this crook 5 minutes of your time? What a waste! He's gone anyway. Done. Either he loses or is off to the pokey anyway.

Anonymous said...

Yes he's horrible but pick a better candidate from the current crop.

Anonymous said...

Going with Graham, Tony can't keep his junk in his pants. Voted for him last time.

He had his shot, fudged it up!

Give Graham a chance this time.

If Antar was anything like his dad, he would be taken seriously.

The rest of them are just taking up space and hot air.

Anonymous said...

Crudup is a good choice, but little known.

Yarber is a joke - proven joke. Name your reason, they've all been outlined here: his fixing contracts for his friends and contributors, can't keep it in his pants, can't accomplish anything, can keep on going on.

Graham's reputation precedes him during his time on the county BOS - and his ability to get contracts for his friends and 'contributors'.

Hohrn is a legislator with plenty of legislative experience - doing nothing. Not bad, but not anything to bring to the table. Probably the best of the three (Yarber, Graham and Hohrn) but nothing exciting.

Anonymous said...

What a wasted opportunity. This is the best job Yarber has ever had or will ever have. All he had to do was surround himself with good people and be a cheerleader for the city. Unfortunately the preacher's true character came through and he totally blew it.

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