Mayor should be decent

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The Augusta mayoral race is not a reality show. Augusta voters must remember they are electing a government leader, not a buffoonish, reality-show celebrity.

That is why a mayoral candidate who has the scent of domestic violence and was featured on the front page of the Jail Report should not be given serious consideration. A mayor with such a dubious distinction would diminish Augusta and be an easy target for local and national ridicule.

Augusta is a respectable city and home of the Masters Tournament, a world-class golf event. Therefore, Augusta deserves a mayor of equal respectability and class. Be wise with your vote.

Kevin Palmer

Martinez

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dsterling9
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dsterling9 03/10/14 - 09:17 am
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Augusta Mayoral Race

Fully agree. Are there no vetting requirements for public office in Augusta? Someone with a criminal past or blatant dishonesty or disrespect of laws and local ordinances should not even be allowed to qualify. Since the mayor servers as a representative of ALL Richmond County residents the candidate must be beyond reproach and not necessarily a 'man of the cloth'.

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Butterman 03/10/14 - 09:53 am
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Jail Report
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This is why I have a problem with rags like The Jail Report. The person you are referring to was never charged or convicted of any crime, but that does not matter to publications like the JP.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 03/10/14 - 11:57 am
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Nor does it matter to the

Nor does it matter to the letter writer that at least the subject of his little "jab", when approached by a lawyer trying to bride him over the TEE Center, not only turned the lawyer down, but reported him to authorities.

Now, if the candidate this letter writer is on record supporting wants a snow ball chance to win the election, she would be wise to muzzle him.

Palmer is not helping your cause.

Butterman
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Butterman 03/10/14 - 02:02 pm
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HBA surrogate
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Palmer is obviously a surrogate of HBA. Since she has no political track record and will not take a position on any issue, she has to get her surrogates to spread innuendo and badmouth the other candidates. Watch for more of these kinds of letters.

story1
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story1 03/10/14 - 04:21 pm
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Splost

Alvin Mason opposes the $195M Splost package the Mayor has put on the table. That's good enough to give him my vote.

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