Harrisburg activist Davis endorses Hawes for District 1 commission seat

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 7:29 PM
Last updated 10:06 PM
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Former mayoral candidate Lori Davis is throwing her support behind Stanley Hawes for the District 1 commission seat.

Davis, former president of Harrisburg-West End Neighborhood Association and now president of West Augusta Neighborhood Alliance, said Hawes understood the issues inner-city neighborhoods face and “he thinks for himself.” Hawes is the former longtime Laney-Walker Neighborhood Association president.

Davis, who dropped out of the District 1 race last month, endorsed incumbent Matt Aitken before his 2009 runoff with current Laney-Walker Neighborhood Association President Bill Fennoy, who is again seeking the seat.

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omnomnom
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omnomnom 09/20/12 - 07:40 pm
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http://www.stanleyhawes.com/

http://www.stanleyhawes.com/

his website is lacking in platform info, but Stanley kindly has posted his email and phone number. I may contact him.

Conservative Man
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Conservative Man 09/20/12 - 08:00 pm
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Hmmm....

.....When Davis dropped out, the District 1 race seemed like a sleeper but now that "endorsement season" is on, it will be interesting to see how this shakes out. Word is Mr. Aitken's big time supporters are NOT on board with his candidacy this time around. Also,Bill Fennoy is part of the "old guard" politicians that are all about the "race card" and Deneice Traina after her endorsement of Rosanne Barr for President under the Green Party platform will be a non-entity in this race. So Stanley seems to be a breath of fresh air for no other reason than he is at least someone different than the other three.....again we'll see.....

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/20/12 - 08:23 pm
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Endorsements

While we're on the endorsement topic, you may be interested to know that Little Lamb supports Donnie Smith for commission district 7. He's a fresh face. He's no nonsense. He weighs facts and makes decisions.

The other guy is a stale, old, politician.

Lori Davis
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Lori Davis 09/20/12 - 08:39 pm
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From the horse's mouth

Yes, I am supporting Stanley Hawes. He does not seem to be bought, or coerced by anyone. He seems to be his own man and said to me on two occasions,"Right is right and wrong is wrong. I don't know any other way to live my life."

This is totally how I feel. He is his own man and is very astute and smart. The black community calls him a trouble maker. I have been called that as well. People in power seem to call those of us who are trying to expose corruption, "troublemakers". We wear that label as a badge of honor.

As for the other candidates, I've heard with my own ears Bill Fennoy say in a forum, "This is a seat for a black person and not a white person." If a white candidate said this it would be called racism...as for Mr. Fennoy's motivations concerning statements such as this, voters can draw their own conclusions.

Matt Aitken has done ZERO for Harrisburg,and moreover, District 1, even as I have tried to engage him over and over.

Ms. Traina nominated Rosanne Barr as a candidate for President . How crazy is this thought process?
Thelonious Jones dropped out.

So for me, it falls to someone like Mr Hawes to represent the PEOPLE of District 1. Instead of a Commissioner who seems to represent the special interests at the EXPENSE of the people of District 1.

I intend to vote for Stanley Hawes for District 1 Commissioner on November 6th.
I urge you to do the same..

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Techfan 09/21/12 - 07:53 am
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Aitken was backed solely for

Aitken was backed solely for his vote on the TEE Center. Case closed.

Lori Davis
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Lori Davis 09/21/12 - 10:18 am
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Donnie Smith

I took a long hard look at Donnie Smith in the beginning. When I realized the influence he had over a commission decision to not allow the forensic audit on the parking deck, I started to look at him differently. He was instrumental in derailing the process after a citizen's effort had uncovered a true mess. It still amazes me how this city does not care and I am sure are applauding Mr. Smith for suggesting that we take this matter to the DA. Case closed for now. We the citizens may never know just what went on with the parking deck fiasco and it seems to be all right with all parties involved. He really is not a fresh face but someone who already has influence because of who he dates. He, in my opinion would be more of the same. Has already proven it from the side lines.

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Bulldog 09/21/12 - 10:24 am
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Donnie Smith

Donnie Smith has shown us what kind of a person he is. His actions at a local restaurant two weeks ago and his being backed by a union speak volumes. Egocentric, self serving and power hungry come to mind...

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