Friday, June 9, 2017

Showing the money

Readers were asking so here is the Mayor's campaign finance report that was filed on May 30. He managed to raise $263,264 in his campaign.  JJ would love to post the reports for the other Mayoral candidates who were on the ballot last week but they couldn't seem to get around to actually filing their reports.


Anonymous said...

Are there any penalties (that will actually be enforced) for the other candidates failure to file the required reports? If so - what entity is authorized to enforce those penalties and what is the process/time frame for enforcement?

Anonymous said...

Lots of Detroit support for the new leader of the land of Kush.

Anonymous said...

They're all looking to move down to the sunny South, or should I say the sunny land of Kush.
Have been a Jacksonian for more than 60 years, now I'm a Kushite.
Got to get me a dashiki, pronto.

Anonymous said...

Couple of least he filed a report. And his dad was the best mayor we have had in two decades. So let's see how the first 100 days goes.

Anonymous said...

And his dad was the best mayor we have had in two decades.

His dad accomplished NOTHING beyond shepherding the passage of the special sales tax passed. ZILCH beyond that.

Oh, almost forgot, Chokwe Sr. also appointed a bunch of unqualified people to the airport board.

Anonymous said...

His dad was far from being the 'best mayor' we've ever had. He wasn't bad, as many people anticipated. But he wasn't anything other than present most of the time. Many of the folks that stuck around following the election -- mostly friends from Detroit -- were in the process of pouncing when, according to Kennuf - someone 'killed the mayaer'.

Truth is, daddy' diagnosis given to him four months before the election probably calmed him down once he got elected. If he was truly the saint that many believe him to be now, he would have disclosed his short-term expectancy during the campaign, but of course he wasn't allowed to do that by the Detroit-Kush crowd.

Hope that young Chockwe does great - but I also hoped that for Tony Yarber - which clearly was misplaced hope. Willing to watch and see but I would feel better if I were hearing the same commentary from the Mayor-elect on both sides of the city. During the campaign, didn't hear much from him over on the side of town where he lives, but now that he's been making some appearances his talk doesn't match his speeches given west of Mill Street.

Anonymous said...

How about publishing the Ridgeland Mayor's campaign finance report and those of Ridgeland Aldermen Gautier and Hamlin?

Anonymous said...

It seems few of our elected legislators keep good enough records to produce their campaign finances quickly and in good order so kudos for the new mayor. It speaks well for his organizational and financial skills and attention to detail.

I also have watched his interviews . He was articulate and sounded perfectly reasonable and realistic about the problems to be solved. He is obviously well educated. He listened to the questions asked and answered what was asked rather than give a spiel. He came across as a man who can prioritize, pick his battles, and not be obnoxiously combative. He's no firebrand.

I didn't vote for him, but he impressed me in the interviews.

He can't be responsible for what his father's supporters who became his think or say. And, if he is to unite people, being persuasive rather than insulting is a good skill.

I would remind everyone who is frightened by his name that like us, he didn't choose it. Few of us are our parents' clones. If we are smart, we take our parents strengths and are aware of their weaknesses.

Without question, he is the most tastefully attired and well mannered politician in the State so he will , at least, make a good first impression to any executive interested in investing in Mississippi.

I'm willing to give him a chance and to judge him by his actions. I do not expect to agree with every approach he takes but I'm willing to judge him on his effectiveness.

Unfortunately, we live in a time where firebrands and bullies are admired and rational, pragmatic people who care more about what works than having their anger reinforced prevail.

Anonymous said...

June 10, 2017 at 7:30 AM = Troll who always ends their sermons the same way

Anonymous said...

Go find the campaign finance reports yourself:

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