Mayor Chastain Files for Re-election

by Staff on January 27, 2007 · 9 comments

in Local

Mayor Chastain showed up at the Courthouse early Wednesday to begin the process of running for re-election. I don’t really feel like copying large parts of the article, so you can read more about it in the article in the Times-Mail.

I think I speak for a great number of people when I say that we need a new mayor in Mitchell. On a personal level, I like Mayor Chastain. I believe that he is an honest, hard-working guy that really wants to see good things for Mitchell. Unfortunately, I don’t believe that he has the ability to make this happen. We’ve heard about this Hamilton Boulevard project for a number of years, and still have nothing to show for it. Mayor Chastain is “betting the house” on the success of this project. He seems to think that this one project is somehow going to transform Mitchell from the piece of shit it currently is (economic-wise) into some “economic-rich” powerhouse.

That said, I voted for Mayor Chastain last election. I believe in him as an individual and thought that perhaps he could turn this city around. After nearly eight years of him being in office, I think it’s clear that that’s just not going to happen.

And I’m not the only one. I’ve talked to and heard from a number of you who share my thoughts. The police officers that I’ve talked to agree as well. They think there needs to be change in Mitchell, and it needs to start at the top. It’s hard to have faith in someone when his own employees don’t.

I can’t wait to see who else files to run for Mayor. Perhaps I should, that would sure piss some people off. =)

3 comments
funny man
funny man

Hey Jeremy, Can u guess who this is. I hope to win your $25 in free gas. I have posted several times under a different name. Good Luck, Funny man

Mitchell Tribune
Mitchell Tribune

Wow, Mr. Chastain, making another run for mayor? Well I wish you luck, your going to need it after all of the bad things you have done to the citizens in Mitchell to secure your own assests. Soon, the whole town will know about all the things that you don't want them to know about. Have you checked your office for bugs lately?

SIMON
SIMON

I PERSONALLY DON'T TRUST BUTCH. HE TOLD ME ON MY DOOR STEP THAT HE WAS NOT GOING TO BE LIKE HANCOCK AND RUN MORE THAN TWO TIMES. I FEEL HE IS ONLY IT IT FOR THE MONEY, I'M SURE HE IS MAKING A PRETTY PENNY ON HIS POLICE RETIREMENT. HE HAS TWO CITY VEHICLES TO DRIVE HOME OR WHERE EVER HE WANTS TO TAKE A VACTION. THEN HE'S MAKING 40K PLUS AS MAYOR. MORE JOBS HAVE LEFT MITCHELL THAN ENTERED SINCE HE HAS BEEN MAYOR. AT TIMES, I FEEL LIKE HIS WIFE HAS THR RUN OF THE CITY. BUTCH IS THE ONLY ONE MAKING ANY MONEY IN THIS TOWN (SOUNDS LIKE SOMEONE WHOWAS IN THERE FOR 32 YEARS) WHILE THE REST OF US WORK OUR ASS OFF SO HE CAN HAVE A NICE FAT PENSION AND TWO CITY VEHICLES. BUTCH, I KNOW YOU ARE READING THIS...WILL GOD BE HAPPY WITH YOU FOR TAKING OUR FAMILES FUN TIMES AWAY SO YOU MAY LIVE WORRY FREE ABOUT FINANCES. I HAD TO CUT BACK ON GOING TO CHURCH ONCE A WEEK WHEN GAS HIT $3/GAL, WHAT DID YOU DO? I HAD A DREAM THAT GOD WAS UPSET WITH THE WAY YOU HAVE TURNED OUT. YOU HAVE DISAPPOINTED MY FAMILY AND EVERYONE IN MY CHURCH, THEREFORE, WE WILL NOT BE VOTING FOR YOU IN THE PRIMARY ELECTION. MAYBE SOMEONE WHO WILL STAND UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT FOR "THE POEPLE" WILL RUN AGAINST YOU AND LEAD THE CITY THEY WAY IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE. I AGREE WITH THE COMMENT THAT MITCHELL IS STARTING TO LOOK LIKE A GHOST TOWN. I AM ALSO TIRED OF SEEING CERTAIN CITY EMPOLYEES WHO DO ABSOULUTLY NOTHING AND STILL GET PAID WHILE THOSE UNDERTHEM HAVE TO SUFFER IN THE BITTER COLD BECAUSE YOU STAND BY AND DO NOTHING. BY THIS I MEAN YOU ARE THE MAYOR, START ACTING LIKE ONE WHILE YOU STILL CAN. YOU, NOT YOUR WIFE, NOT MR WATSON, NOT MR HARDMAN, AND NOT MR BRYN WATSON, YOU MAYOR CHASTAIN NEED ST START RUNNING THE CITY IN YOU LAST 11 MONTHS!

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