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Candidates debate

Posted: Wednesday, May 6, 2009 12:00 am

It was not exactly a capacity crowd which showed up Wednesday night at the Clarksdale Civic Auditorium to hear many of the candidates seeking office in this years municipal elections speak their mind on issues facing Clarksdale.

With the Democratic primary for city commissioners and the mayor’s office coming up next week on Tuesday May 5, less than 100 citizens were in attendance for the debate sponsored by the Coahoma County Democratic Party.

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  • anonymous posted at 10:40 am on Tue, May 5, 2009.

    anonymous Posts: 0

    Why would you have this debate on a Wednesday night? That is a church night for most!!!! Make someone choose between politics and the Lord. Shame Shame

  • anonymous posted at 6:26 am on Tue, May 5, 2009.

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    this is a big year for this city elections. Change will come to Clarksdale. We need change from the local level to the highest level. Word has been going around that Rep Chuck Espy will run for Governor of Mississippi. It will be great if he does.

  • Grid Iron posted at 1:03 pm on Mon, May 4, 2009.

    Grid Iron Posts: 0

    After watching and listening to the candidates, here's my Democratic Party pick for this year's election, the best selection for an improved direction of Clarksdale:Mayor: Henry EspyCommissionersWard 1: Bud PhelpsWard 2: Professor Ed SilenceWard 3: Rena ButlerWard 4: Darron "GUCCI" Griffin Note, this was a poorly written article with no real information about the candidate's responses to the questions. Totally missed Eddie Dear's performance, Bud Phelps' informed delivery when responding to economic development, Grady Palmer's early medically induced exit followed by the profanity spewing George Hines?!? Professor Ed Silence is the obvious choice. The fact that Rena Butler is willing to work with the people to attain goals is much more the type of change I'd like to see compared to the last 8 years of antics in the Mayor and Board of Commissioners meetings. Griffin and Seals reallly didn't impress me much either way so I don't know how much of a change will be seen in Ward 4. He is younger and has a new outlook so we may be pleasantly surprised. Espy, since I will vote Democrat, you win by default. I would rec. that you take that Betty Alexander under your wing. Bud Phelps would do a good job as Mayor Pro tempore. As a citizen with a vested interest in Clarksdale and it's future prosperity, I urge all voters to support this ballot for Tueday's election. I own a small business here in town and this group of individuals, I believe, can do more than what has been done. Come on Clarksdale Press Register, you only operate 2 days a week, let's get on the ball!

  • anonymous posted at 6:57 am on Mon, May 4, 2009.

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    I had the privilege of attending the debate on April 29, and I especially enjoyed what Professor Ed Silence had to say as well as how he delivered detailed, effective responses. This man gained my interest and confidence that he is the best candidate YET for the seat of Ward 2 Commissioner. If Coahoma County does not elect this intelligent man, who has a passion for seeing his community advance, they will suffer more downfalls in the economy as well as the youth will have no positive community involvement and will fall victim of 'Children Left Behind.' Ever heard of NCLB No Child Left Behind? These ARE OUR FUTURE. Every child that you place your eyes on, IS our FUTURE. Professor Silence is an educator, a US Army soldier, God fearing, genius who cared enough about Clarksdale to want to hold a position which will involve a strong role in REPRESENTING YOU, the Clarksdale residents. VOTE PROFESSOR ED SILENCE FOR WARD 2 COMMISSIONERAND NO! Prof Silence did NOT write this himself. He doesn't even know who I am personally, But I am watching him and I am PROUD to say that he WILL represent my community.YOU GO MAN!!!!