A few familiar faces qualified for various political offices last week. You’d think most would be embarrassed to EVER ask us to trust them again after one was removed by Executive Order of the Governor and others voted out by Clayton residents, but guess not.
A plus is that candidates who usually run unopposed, such as District 77’s State Rep. Darryl Jordan (versus James Brown) and District 74’s Roberta Abdul-Salaam (versus Oritha “Rick” Scoggins and Emory Wilkerson) got some competition this time around, giving their constituents options.
But despite being removed (along with three others) by Governor Sonny Perdue in order to move Clayton County Public Schools (and the community as a whole) forward during the accreditation debacle, former school board member Sandra Scott is back (versus Carlotta Harrell and Thomas Pough) and running for State Rep. District 76. Thanks to those final four board members’ refusal to resign, ethics legislation is close to being passed so that no other school system will have to endure what we did.
Although recently voted out as district attorney in 2008, Jewel Scott didn’t let that deter her from qualifying for District 4 Commissioner versus Michael Edmondson (I), Dabouze Antoine and another surprise candidate, Lovejoy Mayor Joe Murphy.
Clayton has just begun paying the tab for former sheriff Victor Hill’s costly delusions of grandeur. But after being voted out in 2008, he’s back to run for District 34 Senator (versus Valencia Seay (I), Zannie (Tiger) Billingslea and Travis Spruill), and already has at least one supporter.
Unfortunately, Clayton still suffers the negative effects of this lot’s last foray into politics. Can we afford to re-elect them back into ANY political office here?
Those who cannot (or will not) remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with the Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department. On Saturday, May 8th at 7:00pm Clayton County International Park “The Beach” will host a concert featuring the artists Bebe and Cece Winans. There will be a $5.00 parking fee taken at the front gate upon entrance to the Park. The concert will be held at the Arena/VIP Complex inside International Park. Please note that tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be sold at International Park on the day of the concert.