Committee to Re-Elect Andre’ Knight Response To Tarrick Pittman

The Committee to Re-Elect Andre’ Knight has committed to run our re-election efforts on the outstanding record of success and growth that Rocky Mount has experienced in the 15 years that our candidate has served with distinction and honor as the City Council Representative for Ward 1. Councilman Knight, from the outset of his first candidacy, has been maligned, accused and vilified unjustly. Thankfully, the people of Ward 1 saw through every attempt to disqualify our Candidate, Council Representative Andre’ Knight, and sent him back to serve the people and lead progress for all of Rocky Mount.

We believe that cheap stunts that our candidate’s opponent is attempting to perpetrate are dishonorable, sad and desperate. First of all, the recent Facebook posts that Mr. Pittman has published on his page are libelous and slanderous. The information is false, the pictures are not of his house and his allegations of neglect, taking advantage of people who are struggling to survive and violating City ordinances are lies. Our candidate has not addressed Mr. Pittman’s own inconsistencies in his business and legal affairs. From the outset, he blamed Councilmen Knight and Blackwell for targeting him and trying to evict him from City property. Lies. Both Councilmen tried supporting him as a new downtown business by referring potential clients to him and even taking their own personal computers to him to repair. Regardless of the disappointing outcomes they experienced in their business interactions with him, they did not slander or accuse him. It was the Administration of the City of Rocky Mount, under the advisement of the City’s Attorney’s office, that held Mr. Pittman responsible for his own obligations as a tenant of the City. The NC judicial system resolved that matter recently and our Council Representative had nothing to do with the complaint or the outcome. This is documented history.

Unlike his opponent, Councilman Andre’ Knight has a strong record of advocacy and accomplishment. He does not have to conjure vague images, create suspicion and sow discord through veiled Helms, Reagan and Trump smoke and mirror tactics. We’ve seen all that before. Our candidate led the fight to bring relief to our electric customers in Rocky Mount and to our friends throughout eastern North Carolina from unjust charges levied by Duke Power through Electricities. That battle with industry titans was fought and won. That is documented history.

Our candidate has helped recruit business investment to Ward 1, led revitalization efforts and advocated for increased funding for housing, business development, and enhanced safety measures in inner-city communities in Rocky Mount. Rocky Mount is better than it has ever been. We have new housing where dilapidated warehouses once stood. We have cleared blocks of ruined houses where open-air drug markets existed. We have created and funded policies and projects that have brought tens of millions of dollars in public and private investment to downtown Rocky Mount. For the first time EVER, an international hotel brand is seriously considering locating in east Rocky Mount with the prospect of bringing brand new commercial and retail developments and condominiums to our downtown in Rocky Mount/Edgecombe County. That is documented history.

Our candidate has been a strong advocate for poor people, the elderly and the sick and has brought progress to our City through his leadership. He chairs a real Board of Directors at OIC that serves thousands of real people every month. Under Knight’s leadership, real people are being trained, put to work, opening businesses and their healthcare concerns and needs are being met. More documented history, not fictional and vague accomplishments.

Our candidate is a real entrepreneur that has run a family business since the 1990s and struggles as every small business owner does. There is no shame in not having all the money you need for everything you need all the time. However, we believe that it is deceitful, dangerous and treacherous that a candidate who wants to represent people in Ward 1 brazenly leads and carries an agenda of lies, sabotage, destruction, and annihilation of every policy and leader that has opposed unjust institutions, practices, and people. Andre’  Knight has not received endorsements or accepted money from people who have openly maligned east Rocky Mount and Edgecombe County, disparaged and disrespected our elected and appointed leaders and have tried to destroy regional growth and economic success in Edgecombe County. That is documented history too.

Right now, the Committee to Re-Elect Andre’ Knight is focused on winning this election through the support of the people again. We cannot and will not be distracted by baseless lies and innuendo. That’s a well-thought and planned Trump-inspired move. We will not respond to every falsehood that is published and every fear that is promulgated by our opponents. But it is a mistake for our opponent to think that he can say whatever he wants to say without being accountable for his words and actions. We know he is just one small cog in a web of candidates who are being paid, endorsed and supported by privileged millionaires to destroy the true unity that is bringing life again to historically neglected communities and neighborhoods.

We know that we are fighting institutionalized racism that is fueled and fed by the supporters of President Trump right here in Rocky Mount. It’s happening all over the country, we saw some of them in Greenville a few weeks ago and those same forces are trying to destroy the progress we have all made working together in Rocky Mount. We all have eyes to see and ears to hear. We lived through Jesse Helms’ tactics and we’ll make it through Donald Trump strategies.  Our candidate has a brain to think independently and a mouth to speak TRUTH TO POWER. Andre’ Knight is UNBOUGHT AND UNBOSSED. Now that is documented history and that is why we support Andre’ Knight as our candidate for City Council for Ward 1!

THE COMMITTEE TO RE-ELECT ANDRE’ KNIGHT

See Tarrick’s Pittman post https://www.facebook.com/tarrickpittmanward1/

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Press Release: Friday, July 12, Andre’ Knight, Rocky Mount City Council Representative for Ward One, will file for re-election at 1 pm in Edgecombe County

This was forwarded to the Rocky Mount Telegram but it was not released

Rocky Mount, NC– On Friday, July 12, Andre’ Knight, Rocky Mount City Council Representative for Ward One, will file for re-election at 1 pm in Edgecombe County. Knight said that “I have served the residents of Ward 1 since 2003 with honor, integrity, vision and strength. Benign neglect, disinvestment and general unbelief in the power and potential of inner-city residents have hampered our growth as a County and as a City. Since the day of my first election, I pledged to speak truth to power to fight for a better life for our Ward residents and to make all of Rocky Mount better. I have lived up to my commitment and I am ready to continue the progress that has been hard fought and that is finally beginning to come to reality.”

Robert Davis, Ward 1 resident and the Knight Campaign Manager stated, “Councilman Knight has been vilified and viciously attacked. When the dots are connected, it’s easy to see that there is a concern that progress is actually occurring in places that no one ever dreamed possible. I support Andre’ because he is not just about talking about change and progress, but he is leading the change and taking the hits for us all.”

Knight continued “since I have been on this Council, I have consistently advocated for more and better housing in inner city neighborhoods, workforce training for residents who are ready to work, business development in east Rocky Mount and entrepreneurial development and support for our residents who have dreams, ideas and willing to work hard to have a better way of life.” Knight is a small business owner and entrepreneur and has operated family owned businesses in Rocky Mount since 1996.

“I support downtown development for everyone, not just rich and privileged business owners. We need them too and I’m willing to support projects that make sense for all citizens. I am a vocal and passionate advocate for downtown housing for all income groups, especially those who work every day, pay their bills and still cannot afford decent and contemporary housing. I support the current downtown hotel and parking lot proposal before us now. That project will lift Rocky Mount and strengthen Edgecombe County. We need it to move us to become a more robust and competitive small city” Knight contended.

Robert Davis concluded that “Knight is unbossed and unbought. Big money and pressure from people who have a problem with seeing everyone succeed and have a voice has not and will not influence Andre’s voice and mindset. He is a man of the people and is moved to make things happen for the least of these. That is why I support him.”

A kick off event will occur at the Knight Re-Election Headquarters at 109 Tarboro Street at 6 pm on Friday the 12th. Campaign supporters and volunteers are welcome to attend.

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For More Information, Contact Robert Davis: 252-908-3517

Knight files for re-election to council – Rocky Mount Telegram (LJK)

The Political Agitator’s response: I owe Lindell John Kay an apology. I got confused with reading where Tarrick Pittman had filed on his personal page. LJK had not done an article on Pittman. I have contacted LJK and apologized to him. However I stand behind the other information included. Again my guy LJK I apologize.

You know I try to deal with my guy Lindell John Kay but damn this was the filing day for Andre Knight but look at all of this b.s. talking about Tarrick Pittman. There is no mention of the court case pending with Pittman because he has not paid the city for space on Douglas Block and claim he has money in an escrow account but sources say he told them that he does not and he does not have a lawyer. Look at the Community Council page and see how Lige Daughtridge founder of the page highlighted Pittman comments because it is his desire to get Andre out. Lige just told me on Tuesday that I was giving him a hard time and not being fair to him on social media. I said why and he couldn’t really respond. I said you post and allow b.s. on your page as fact and don’t make corrections. He said he miss some things he can’t monitor his page all the time. What a lie because he should get notifications every damn time someone post on his page. However he should check it daily and if he miss it when they 1st comment then he should get it later in the day. But look at the page today how he highlighted Tarrick in the link to Andre’s filing. Black Folk y’all better be woke and see who the Evil doers are that several Special Cs called the Black Leaders during the Public Comments at the Council meeting on Monday night. These Special Cs also mentioned voo doo as well as they spoke about the Black council members.

TARBORO — Rocky Mount Councilman Andre Knight filed to run for re-election on Friday while surrounded by supporters at the Edgecombe County Board of Elections.

Knight and nearly 30 Twin Counties municipal candidates filed this week, joining the two dozen candidates who filed on July 5. The candidate filing period lasts until noon on July 19.

The Nash County Board of Elections is considering extending the deadline. The board will discuss the matter at its Wednesday meeting.

Knight thanked his supporters who showed up for his filing, including Rocky Mount mayoral candidate Bronson Williams and Ward 3 candidate Nellene Richardson.

“We don’t want to go backwards, we want to go forward,” Knight said.

After filling out the required paperwork and paying the filing fee, Knight said, “It’s official,” to applause from the crowd packed into the elections office.

Knight’s campaign manager Robert Davis said they have their work cut out for them, but it is necessary work.

“Andre sees the same vision we see,” Davis said. “We know he will work for us.” (Read more)

Rocky Mount Councilman Andre Knight File For Re-Election Ward 1

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Andre Knight Vs Roosevelt Higgs Residency Challenge An Historical Moment

Where have these folk been that live on Edgecombe County side that is talking about running for a seat on the Rocky Mount City Council? I have not seen you at meetings over the years. Oh but I suppose to just give you a free ride but I have been putting the work in trying to make Edgecombe County a better place to live, work and play by trying to make sure we get good elected officials.

But Roosevelt has not lived in Speed since the 1999 flood because he was living with his mother and her house got flooded. She moved to the E. L. Roberson Center in Tarboro and he stayed with her.

For the past 2 years or more Roosevelt has been living in Rocky Mount on the Nash County side still saying he lives in Speed.

He kept mess going on in the Edgecombe County Democratic Party all of these years but some Black Folk have allowed it to happen especially the folk in Speed that serve in the precinct with him but on top of that he has been chairing the party over the years and then the damn fools just re-elected him chair again during the recent Edgecombe County Democratic Party County Convention. Funny to me!

A moment in history! Knight vs Higgs

Andre Knight vs Roosevelt Higgs Residency Challenge

https://caselaw.findlaw.com/nc-court-of-appeals/1007051.html

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Condolences Goes Out To Rocky Mount Councilman/President Rocky Mount NAACP Pastor Andre Knight On The Passing Of His Father

imageThe father of Andre Knight/siblings and the husband of Virginia Knight Benjamin Knight imagehas expired. Pastor Benjamin Knight has been suffering with a long term illness for quite sometime and Andre has been committed to serving while also helping to take care of his dad.

Stay tuned for the arrangements coming soon possibly early next week.