I have worked hard since the end of April to run a good campaign … one with respect and integrity, and will continue to do so.
Looks like you are working hard to please the Special Cs you have teamed up with. Funny as hell to me because since you have felt this way about the Ward why in the hell have you not ran before now? Hell even if you didn’t think you could win, why you didn’t run and bring some awareness to the area on which you have now found your claim to fake? I mean fame!
However, I must bring something to the attention of Ward 3 voters and other residents in our city. The city, through the city manager, Parks & Recreation and Councilman Joyner and a few others on the council are, in my opinion, resorting to unscrupulous ways to win the election on Oct. 8 at taxpayer expense. It appears Joyner cannot raise his own funds to have a community event; therefore, those named have decided on a “Ward 3 Community Fun Day.” They are, essentially, using taxpayer monies to hold a political event for a candidate for office and selling it as a community event.
I hate it when Special Cs use the scare tactics of the damn taxpayer expense mess. Damn if Joyner don’t raise any money the votes is what counts. Oh so you can raise money I guess. Or money may not be an issue for you because you are the Special Cs team. SMDH!
The city this summer had “Summer Night Lights” in the parks in Wards 3, 4 and 1. Branch Street Park, which is located in Ward 3, was held in July. Richard Joyner was a no-show. They have scheduled this “fun day” in Daughtridge Park on Sept. 14, the Saturday before early voting begins. See my point?
Damn why he had to be there? He can’t be everywhere all the time. Hell he will not be at every council meeting after October 8 because sometimes one can’t be at every meeting. So if he had been there you would have complained that he was there.
The Ward 3 seat is looked at as a “swing” seat. Factions in this city know this. Candidates for council, last year, did not get a “community fun day” in their ward. Why is Joyner? Why now? There is no justification for the city to go through this expense. This is the kind of deception and underhandedness going on at City Hall that has given our city a bad name.
Yep factions in the city know that and that is why they have teamed up with you because the Special Cs don’t have one of them to run so you are the chosen one since Johnny Cunningham is not longer the chosen one. Oh you like to be 2nd.
They “assume” no one will call them on this for fear of being labeled. I am sure they will spin it as such. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Damn where in the hell have you been since 2003 because they have been calling them out since the council became a Black Majority? Hell they sho nuff been on them since December 2018 and my Timeline on my Blog on the series of events don’t lie. Hell don’t nobody care about you calling them out because hell you ain’t saying anything of substance.
I want the best for Ward 3 and our city and I know you do, too; however, these tactics cannot be tolerated. Candidates should run a campaign on their own merits and not resort to deceptive means. They are also bringing churches into the mix (no man can serve two masters) and having “voter registration.” Since when did a government do “voter registration” … unless you are the Board of Elections?
What in the hell can be more deceptive than you pushing the Special Cs agenda? You have teamed up with the Special Cs to attempt to remove Richard Joyner when he has been doing a great job helping the current council with the agenda of making sure the all of Rocky Mount get a piece of the pie. But Nash County side the side you live on verses Richard living on the Edgecombe County side, it is obvious you have the NASH Special Cs agenda at heart.
President Kennedy said, “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.” I had to speak up. I had to speak out. Take it to the polls on Oct. 8.
I hope you re-read what President Kennedy sad because by you teaming up with the deceptive Special Cs your names is on the reserved list because I be damn if you ain’t done lost it. Keep on speaking up and out because the little respect I used to have for you have gone.
Gwen Wilkins, Ward 3 City Council candidate
Curmilus Dancy II
The Political Agitator