Mayor-elect begins work on transition – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator’s response: A transition director. Wow! This is interesting and confirmation of what this election was all about. If you don’t know I am going to let you go figure. This is about as ignant as it gets but just my opinion. However they have 4 years to prove me wrong. I am going to continue to attend the meetings to see what this mayor does that will be different than what the previous mayors have done. But I am waiting to see what titles Pastor Thomas Ray Green Pittman Grove Church, Pastor of Abundant Life, Samuel Battle, Tarrick Pittman, James Silvers, Mae Parker, Mary Spaulding Ward, Rita Mozzell Carter, Democrats that played a major role in supporting the Republican and others will receive. I ain’t mad with nobody. Matter of fact if they like it, I love it. During election time I look at what role folk play so I can know where folk stand on the side of justice. Continue on.

One day after the election, Mayor-elect Sandy Roberson has named former mayoral candidate Kevin Jones as his transition director.

In this role, Jones will assist Roberson during the next 30 days in putting together a new leadership team prior to the official swearing-in ceremony in December, according to a statement released Wednesday by Roberson.

“Mr. Jones ran a very compelling campaign for mayor and has agreed to assist me in pulling together a citizen-led team to address pressing issues facing our city,” Roberson said. “I want Kevin to help me put together the framework for several advisory committees and task forces that will be advising the mayor and City Council on major issues like improving our public schools, putting more police officers on patrol and bringing new economic development to our region.” (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

5 hrs ·

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 – So Sandy Roberson Asked Tarrick Pittman For Advice And Tarrick Says Sandy Claus Is Not An Attention Seeker, Really!

The Political Agitator’s response: When I read the following articleN.C. Wesleyan celebrates anniversaryin the Rocky Mount Telegram last week I didn’t know Mrs. Pash was Black. I read, “During the ceremony, two N.C. Wesleyan residence halls formally were renamed as a result of a donation by Rocky Mount mayoral candidate Sandy Roberson.” but Tarrick said, “Kudos to you Mr Roberson. You do a lot for the community that goes unnoticed. Never an attention seeker, but someone who is always willing to help and honor those who helped you throughout your journey in life. But Tarrick my question is why didn’t Sandy Claus do it anonymous? Funny as hell it was done during an election year and not in the years before now. Tarrick it looks like you and Sandy Claus meet your hashtag message, #letsgrowtogether. But Tarrick obviously you love seeking attention like your friend because hell you have been in the paper looking ignant since you filed to run for election and even after you have lost but still in denial about losing. But you are focusing on the wrong things and need to get back to the basics. That is a place to live, work and take care of your daughter that you told me you had.
Tarrick Pittman Advocate Ward 1

16 hrs ·

I remember when NC Wesleyan approached my friend and Mayoral candidate Sandy Roberson about contributing to a new dorm. He asked me my thoughts and I told him it was a great idea. He told me he would only do it if it was named after his favorite teacher, Jackie Pash. He didn’t want his name on the building. He wanted to honor the lady that instilled confidence in his life as a young man. The stories he told me about her were heart felt. Kudos to you Mr Roberson. You do a lot for the community that goes unnoticed. Never an attention seeker, but someone who is always willing to help and honor those who helped you throughout your journey in life. #letsgrowtogether

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Rocky Mount NC – Response to Mayoral Race Featuring Sandy Claus Roberson

There has been a WSBS Movement that has been going on since 2003 but it has been sho nuff moving since December 2018. I found the following to be quite interesting.

Damn this guy has not once said anything about working with the current council. For a person to have not one vote how in the hell do he think he can get anything accomplished. If you have ever been to a council meeting you will see the mayor carries out the meeting and in the committee of the whole meetings hell the mayor pro-tem carry out those. You see folk you better research for yourself what each candidate is saying because if what they are saying do not align with what can be done then that is just a bunch b.s. to win your votes.

Sandy Roberson

“Roberson, in a prepared statement, expressed appreciation to the voters in the city and said he was proud of the support he and his campaign received.

“While we did not capture the magic 50 percent tonight, I will gladly take 48 percent and get ready for round two with a runoff in November,” Roberson said.

“Folks, here’s what we are facing in November — a candidate who wants to maintain the status quo or a candidate who will embrace change and hold City Hall accountable,” he said.

“I can tell you that the citizens of Rocky Mount are fed up with failing schools, rising crime, declining home values and unemployment above the state average,” he said. “We know the status quo is not working for our city — it is time for a change.”

Sandy what is the status quo you speak of?

Are you saying the current mayor and the current council do not hold City Hall accountable? Help me to understand.

You say the citizens are fed up with failing schools well the fight is not with the council because they do not control the school system and that is the role of Nash County Commissioners.

How in the hell can the city council control crime?

What does the council have to do with declining home values?

Unemployment is an issue for lots of cities however there are jobs and it is up to folk who are willing to work to take them. However with all of new jobs coming to Edgecombe County what in the hell can you do that ain’t already in place?

Again what in the hell is the status quo? The only things that comes to mind for me being an informed Black Man is that you and the Special Cs who began a WSBS Movement in December leading up to the election is y’all are mad that the council is a Black Majority. And on top of that the city has a Black City Manager, Black Police Chief and most recently a Black Fire Chief. Damn all of these folk are competent and deserving of serving in each of these capacities.

THE FIRST 100 DAYS – Results Not Rhetoric

Here is my plan for the first 100 days if the voters of Rocky Mount elect me their next Mayor.

Today, I start a run-off campaign with a positive message about our need for new leadership and a new direction at City Hall. I want the voters to know, if they support my campaign, they will elect a Mayor who has a plan and will get to work on day one.

Our citizens are tired of failing schools, rising crime, declining home values and unemployment above the state average. We need new leadership and a new direction at City Hall

Damn this is too funny to me because this is easier said than can be done. Because I am an informed and engaged Black Man I know what is real, what is perceived, what is workable and what is just flat out b.s.

The Facebook page featuring THE FIRST 100 DAYS – Results Not Rhetoric is a myth. You got to read it for yourself. I had began to dissect it but damn trying to respond to that mess was just crazy and I just quit.

Our city needs new leadership, a new direction, new energy and a new commitment to deliver results. We have all heard and seen the rhetoric and the political speech, but the results are seriously lacking. It’s time for a change. I will be a Mayor who holds City Hall accountable, and I will deliver results for the city of Rocky Mount.

Damn oh Sandy is saying the current leadership is not committed to deliver results. So what in the hell do he think they have been doing? Oh just not the results he and the  Special Cs wants.

So what is the rhetoric you speak of?

Hell yeah that was a great political speech. Political speeches comes along with elections.

I had never heard of Sandy Roberson until this year. What I have found interesting is how some Black Folk were so quick to support the man. But now that I see how much money was put on the ground I see what moved some folk. Damn shame what some folk will do for some crumbs.

This Rocky Mount City Council Race was not just about an election and Johnny Cunningham got it right. Well he can tell the story because he has been on both sides of the fence. He has been at the table with the WSBS Movement and not that he is back on the side of right, he has exposed some things and folk. They are mad because Johnny talk to Andre Knight, Reuben Blackwell, Bronson Williams and myself.

I have also talked to some other folk even down to Tarrick Pittman who is a part of the Special Cs WSBS Movement. Where ever you seen a Sandy Roberson sign there was most likely a Tarrick Pittman sign. The goal was to get Andre Knight out of office so they came up with a political machine. I must admit them Special Cs had a hell of a Political Machine and I ain’t mad with them. They worked the hell out of the election but they were not successful in unseating Andre and also Richard Joyner.

Folk you better wake the hell up and look at what is going on. You better fact check to see what the council has done because the narrative that has been created by the Special Cs is based on lies.

 

 

Rocky Mount NC – Sandy Roberson Financial Report For Rocky Mount Mayoral Election

Sources forwarded the following to The DCN News Blog Online TV. The following is Public Information so click on the links below and see it for yourself. I don’t make this stuff up, I just forward it and get blamed for creating it.

I just checked the NC State Board of Elections record and Sandy Roberson has spent running for Mayor of Rocky Mount!

Click on the links

Here is the report in Excel

CITIZENS FOR SANDY ROBERSON – 2019 PRE-ELECTION.xlsx

Here is the report in PDF

CITIZENS FOR SANDY ROBERSON – 2019 PRE-ELECTION.pdf

Here is the link to the NC State Board of Elections Website from which I downloaded the Excel and PDF files. The Excel and PDF files are the same data just in different formats.

https://cf.ncsbe.gov/CFOrgLkup/ReportDetail/?RID=169623&TP=EXP

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Rocky Mount NC – Sample ballot fuels speculation (Damn But Gwen Wilkins Said The Ballot Was Ok)

The Political Agitator’s response: This is about Voter Integrity and a key player Gwen Wilkins now can’t be reached but said it was ok to do a ballot in response to when Bronson Williams posted about the ballot on his Facebook page. But what tickles the hell out of me is that Sandy Roberson says: Roberson said he has stayed within the bounds of the law during the campaign. “I have obeyed all the campaign finance laws,” Roberson said. “We have run a clean campaign.” But over the past several weeks Sandy has had to address things going on with his election. It began with Sandy Roberson for Mayor on Moe Deloach shirts during the camp held Juneteenth weekend. The Baskerville School Back To School mess. The Johnson School Back to School mess. Now the most recent the ballots oh and the emails to teachers using their school email. It is obvious that with all of the things that have been going on, Sandy says he is not aware of it but he keeps happening. So he must have not had a talk with The Street Team who he says are using him. SMDH!

A sample ballot for the Rocky Mount elections is making the rounds and at least one candidate is concerned that the ballot is confusing voters because it does not identify its source as required by law.

The ballots in question list the whole slate of candidates running in Rocky Mount elections, even though real individual ballots list only the post of mayor and the candidates for a voter’s ward, if that seat is up for election.

The sample ballot marks choices for Sandy Roberson as mayor, Tarrick Pittman for Ward 1, Gwen Wilkins for Ward 3, T.J. Walker Jr. for Ward 4 and Lige Daughtridge for Ward 5.

No legend is displayed at the bottom of the sample ballot indicating its source. The top of the sample ballot simply reads: “We, the Street Team, ask that you vote for the candidates below that are marked.”

Councilman Andre Knight, who is being challenged by Pittman for the Ward 1 seat, said he feels the ballots are deliberately deceptive.

“My concern is not with who an individual chooses to vote for, but with an official Board of Elections ballot being misrepresented,” Knight said. “Anyone can give out a ballot if it is clear who is endorsing and who is distributing them.”

According to state campaign finance law, “A legend (the information stating who paid for and authorized the advertisement . . . (Read More)