Timeline: Rocky Mount Candidates For Wards & Mayor Timeline Interviews With Rocky Mount Telegram

Stay tuned The Political Agitator will be addressing the candidates from what I know and from what I am hearing on the streets.

Ward Candidates

Two vie for Ward 1 council seat

September 08, 2019

Downtown business owner Tarrick Pittman is challenging four-term Councilman Andre Knight for the Ward 1 seat on the City Council.

Knight, 50, is a business owner who earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from N.C. Central University and a graduate certificate in…

Three seek Ward 3 seat

September 01, 2019

A city councilman appointed to fill an unexpired term is facing two challengers in Ward 3.

Nellene Richardson and Gwen Wilkins are each seeking to unseat Councilman Richard Joyner in the Oct. 8 municipal election.

Joyner, 65, replaced former Councilman Lamont Wiggins after he…

Two vie for open Ward 4 seat

August 25, 2019

T.J. Walker Jr. and Elaine B. Williams are vying to replace retiring Councilwoman Lois Watkins in the Ward 4 seat on the City Council.

Both candidates have local political heavyweights backing their candidacies. Williams is endorsed by state Rep. James Gailliard, D-Nash. She said she is…

Two seek open Ward 5 seat

August 18, 2019

Robert Cordell and Lige Daughtridge are vying for the Ward 5 City Council seat being vacated by Tom Rogers.

Cordell, 69, is a retired educator who says he has a “30-point plan” to spark progress in the city. A divorced father of four adult children with five grandchildren and…

Mayoral Candidates

Mayoral candidates to debate

August 14, 2019

Let the debate begin for who should be Rocky Mount’s future chief executive.

The local Kiwanis Club and television station WHIG have set Thursday afternoon at Benvenue Country Club as the time and setting for the candidates for mayor to appear, speak and answer questions.


Candidate walks away from debate

August 16, 2019

One of the four candidates for mayor of Rocky Mount ended up leaving a debate before the event started on Thursday at Benvenue Country Club, apparently over wanting to video the event.

The gathering was sponsored by the local Kiwanis Club and local television WHIG. Retired Brig. Gen….

Mayoral hopefuls outline views

August 16, 2019

Three candidates for mayor who participated in a debate on Thursday afternoon all made clear crime is of the utmost concern in Rocky Mount.

Robert Lee Alston, Kevin Jones and Sandy Roberson appeared at a gathering sponsored by the local Kiwanis Club and television station WHIG at Benvenue…

Mayoral candidates address gentrification

August 17, 2019

Three candidates seeking to be Rocky Mount’s next chief executive faced extensive questions Thursday during a debate at Benvenue Country Club.

One of them included what they would do about the threat of gentrification that low-income and African-American communities feel is…

Mayoral candidates weigh fate of Confederate monument

August 21, 2019

One of many questions surfacing at a recent debate of three candidates for mayor of Rocky Mount was what the municipal government’s position should be about Confederate monuments.

The question included what the candidates would do, if elected the city’s chief executive, if…

Mayoral candidates put focus on job creation

August 24, 2019

One of the many questions three of the four candidates for mayor faced during a recent debate was about their respective plans to bring business, industry and jobs to Rocky Mount.

Robert Lee Alston, Kevin Jones and Sandy Roberson participated in the event, which was held at Benvenue…