Tarboro NC – Preliminary Hearing Today For Bronson Williams Residency Challenge

The Edgecombe Board of Elections will meet today 4 PM in the meeting room in the Tarboro Administration Bldg. to hear the residency challenge filed by Joyce Arnette Jones.

“Joyce Arnette Jones filed two election protests with the Edgecombe County Board of Elections on Oct. 25, 2019, challenging the residency of Bronson Williams, a candidate for mayor of Rocky Mount,” Spruell said. “Due to the timing of the filing of these protests, the Board of Elections will hold preliminary consideration hearings of these protests after the election, as required by state law.” (Read more)

Sandy Claus Roberson Said Bronson Williams Checks To Campaign Worker Bounced But When Posted This, Special Cs Say Bronson Is Lying

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Bronson Williams

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Williams responds to registered Republican Sandy Roberson lie regarding bounced campaign checks. “I think Bronson is upset that his checks issued to campaign poll workers bounced when presented at the bank. I think it’s Bronson who is desperate in this election,” Roberson said.

I went to my bank who has held my campaign account since 2015. They gave me this letter as confirmation to lie Sandy has damaged my campaign by sharing such a falsehood in a respected local printed publication.

Bronson Williams

56 mins ·

Call it what it is, let’s vote tomorrow. There are some people in our city that honestly believe some people can do no right. If facts mattered to them Donald Trump would not be President.

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Frances Jones Styles They just dont stop do they

  • Curmilus Butch Dancy II Damn I know this Special C ain’t calling the bank a lie. Is it really worth all of the lies they tell because they don’t want to see a Black Man as Mayor.
    And then the Special Cs say get over it when we talk about the things we are going through on the backs of our forefathers.
    These kinds of Special Cs that say stuff like this are dangerous.
    Black Folk this is more confirmation that the WSBS Movement is alive and well!
    It is Open Season on Black Folk.

    Natasha Tabron Battle Now that is just plain stupid. She is going to make that lie the truth. That’s what she wants to believe.

  • Allison F Wms I’m not surprised at all about their dumb comments. The Devil knows nothing about right.

See what Sandy Claus said in the Rocky Mount Telegram about Bronson writing bad Checks.

Read it for yourselfWilliams, Roberson spar over campaign finances

Rocky Mount NC – Mayoral candidate’s residency challenged

The Political Agitator’s response: I will follow this and if a hearing is granted I plan to attend to.

A Nash County woman has filed two protests with the Edgecombe County Board of Elections challenging Bronson Williams’ right to run in the Rocky Mount mayoral election.

Joyce Arnette Jones, who lives in Ward 5 of Rocky Mount in Nash County, filed the two protests on Friday with the Edgecombe County Board of Elections. The documents were released to the Telegram by the Edgecombe County Board of Elections on Monday after they had been reviewed by the Edgecombe County attorney.

Jones said she felt she needed to file the protests in the interest of fairness.

“I filed the protest because I believe he filed fraudulently to run for office,” Jones said Monday in a telephone interview. “I don’t think it is fair or proper or fair to the citizens of Rocky Mount.”

Both protests are related to Williams’ residency issues. Though Williams filed to run for mayor in Edgecombe County and listed an Edgecombe County address — 1611 Hargrove St. — as his residence, there seems to be mounting evidence that . . . (Read more)

Sent To Bronson Williams For Rocky Mount Mayor Facebook Messenger This Is What WSBS Looks Like!

Bronson Williams received this message in his Inbox. This is (WSBS) White Supremacy Bull S…. I bet you will never see such Bronson, Andre Knight, Reuben Blackwell, myself and others sent to the Special Cs Inbox. We don’t threaten folk. This is a damn shame and if you read this you ought to be outraged. It is time out for folk being silent on issues that should matter. Now to allow us who are vocal to endure this kind of mess and you not say anything means you agree with the WSBS! But now I ain’t talking about scared folk, I am talking about folk who say they ain’t scared and stand for what is right. These Special Cs can harass Black Leadership but when we question them and respond to their mess they play victim.

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Rocky Mount NC: WILLIAMS ‘KICKED OUT’ OF CANDIDATE’S DEABATE

PRESS RELEASE

August 15, 2019

For Immediate Release

(252) 801-0189

bwilliams@newlitemedia.com

WILLIAMS ‘KICKED OUT’ OF CANDIDATE’S DEABATE

Bronson Williams, candidate for mayor of Rocky Mount, was kicked out of a debate sponsored by the Kiwanis Club that was held at the Benvenue Country Club on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Williams who brought his own camera person to capture his image and debate participation was asked by the Kiwanis President, General Arnold Gordon-Bray at the behest of WHIG’s Sandra Smith to leave the event after he refused to have his authorized camera removed.

Prior to the event, the Committee to Elect Bronson Williams had negotiated to have the camera at the event. Williams said that he was of the understanding that bringing a camera would not be a problem. Sandra Smith of WHIG TV said that she was standing her ground and would not capture the debate as long as Williams’s camera was present. Subsequently, Williams’s camera person was asked by Gordon-Bray to move to the back of the room because he didn’t want to interfere with WHIG’s broadcast. After complying with the request, Smith was still not satisfied and refused to capture and broadcast the event, thus delaying the debate.

Williams responded by saying, “General, it was my understanding that I could have a camera at the debate today. That camera has the capability to capture video as well as still photos. And while Sandra Smith may take issue with the camera, I am free to capture my likeness or image anywhere I may go.” After that, Williams was asked by Gordon-Bray to leave along with his camera person. He quietly left without incident.

One of the overarching issues in this campaign has been transparency; however, none of the other mayoral candidates spoke up concerning the lack of general public participation nor fairness and impartiality. Williams believes that standing up for fairness, equity, and transparency are key if we are to move Rocky Mount forward.

For additional information, visit Bronson Williams’s website at www.bronsonwilliams.com

Bronson Williams responds to flawed plan, “SANDY ROBERSON RELEASES HIS PLAN TO FIGHT CRIME IN ROCKY MOUNT”

Williams responds to flawed plan

Today, Sandy Roberson’s campaign released a public safety plan that shows he has little knowledge of government and how it supports public safety. There are serious concerns members of our city have when it comes to safety and security. The plan released today falls short and here are the reasons why:

1. According to experts and numerous studies, hiring more police officers can lead to a reduction in crime; however, a more prudent approach, according to research, is the more effective management of police officers and stronger community-policing initiatives. Even their combined impact, though, accounts for only a fraction of the documented reductions.

 
2. Research has shown that adding more attention to crime-prone areas is effective. However, this can be done with managing existing staff in beats that need the greatest coverage.


3. Policing equipment needs are ongoing, the issues are how do we pay for them and what is the highest priority.  The Rocky Mount Council approved new equipment to have our own lab for bullet shell testing; they also have place shot spotters in strategic places around the city to help them better pinpoint where gunfire is coming from in a designated area.


4. In order to build strong bonds, you have to be engaged with the city. Our police department is engaged and are forming new alliances.  Yet, there remains a feeling among citizens that police are not a part of the communities they serve.  How engaged is candidate Roberson in the city’s various communities?  Beyond recent engagement that came after his announcement to run for mayor, what has he done to forge relationships in any community in Rocky Mount?


5. What training does candidate Roberson have to be effective in evaluating police training models?  Currently, the police department has a number of ways it gathers community input: citizen’s police academy, community-policing initiatives (Coffee With A Cop), officers attending community meetings, etc.


6. The City is currently in the process of assessing the salaries and job descriptions of the Police Department and the entire city.


7. Creating jobs is more than a novel idea, it’s needed; but what is the role of the Mayor in that process? Besides, I thought that candidate Roberson’s first priority was jobs.  Now, he is saying his first priority is crime.  Which is it?  We need a mayor who is clear what the priorities are; but, we can only have that from a person who knows the City. In order to do that, one must know the citizens. Additionally, the Mayor has to have Council support to move on the office’s priorities.

 
8. What candidate Roberson suggests here can be done; but, ultimately, these programs face funding and marketing issues.


9. The relationship we have with Sheriffs Atkinson and Stone are solid relationships and they (the Sheriffs) are already doing fantastic jobs in combating gun violence, drugs, and a number of other pressing issues. 

“Healing racial and county-line issues” is a great soundbite; but, we have heard this before from previous candidates who became mayor. And yet, we are still talking about the same problems.  That’s because soundbites have and always will lack sincerity. I will be the Mayor committed to citizens because I have always been committed to the people. I didn’t start when I decided to run for political office. In two weeks I will release our citizen-driven plan.