Our minority community makes up one third of our population and I figure, correspondingly they probably carry that much of the vote and you can bet that every black voter in the county will turn out to make Major Clemmons their sheriff and rightly so. He is a fine, capable man and he only needs 26 percent of the vote to win.
The leader of the Democratic Party, Mr. Blue, has already announced their support for the major. So what loyalty does the other three owe the Democratic Party? Why wouldn’t at least one of them run under another party; Republican, Independent or unaffiliated in order to at least get on the ticket?
Until today, whoever will have won the Democratic Primary would have been the Sheriff . I was interested in seeing one of those three win; I sent him an email explaining my concerns; his response was not encouraging to me. Today Georgia Cagle threw her hat into the ring as a Republican, assuring a place on the ticket. She is someone I can vote for and I will. You would think that at least one of the three would realize that whoever runs against Major Clemmons in the main election will win! As it stands now Georgia will be Sheriff Cagle! She can obviously think ahead of the game. You go girl!
Barbara Leviner Jackson