Forum to focus on candidates in mayor’s race

by Staff on March 24, 2007 · 18 comments

in Local

I’m reposting this in case any of you don’t read The Mitchell Times:

Plans are in the works to offer a public forum that will feature each of the six mayoral candidates vying for the votes of Mitchell residents in the May primary.

The forum, which will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. on April 19 at the Mitchell High School auditorium, is being sponsored by the Greater Mitchell Chamber of Commerce and the Mitchell Times/Times-Mail newspapers.

The goal of the forum is to further voter education and foster interest in the upcoming mayoral election.

The public is encouraged to attend the event, which will allow each of the candidates the chance to offer their views in a timed format on various issues, concerns and their opinion on the role of a mayor.

Formal invitations will be mailed to each candidate and will include the questions that will be asked that evening. The Democratic candidates for the office of mayor are Morris “Butch” Chastain, Jason Delaney and James L. Brown. The Republican candidates are Dan K. Terrell, Billy Carlisle and Barry Duncan.

More information on the event will be released as details are finalized.

The primary is May 8.

I’LL SEE YOU THERE! =)

However… I wish that they weren’t giving out the questions in advance (do I need to explain why?) and hope that they allocate some time in their agenda to permit the public to ask their own questions of the candidates.

Note that I will be at this event, with voter registration forms in hand for those who aren’t already registered. I encourage anyone with even a passing interest in the future of this community to come out and listen to the candidates speak and to form their own opinion of who deserves their vote.

If transportation is an issue at all, PLEASE contact me and we’ll get that taken care of. I would like to see that auditorium filled up.

6 comments
jl
jl

Hahaha...you are very correct !!!...although I can see Joey Slone living with his mom, she is older, he has never married, no kids, etc....As for Chief Mike, he lives with not only his mommy but his daddy as well...he has been married a couple times has a couple kids--that I might add he has "never" raised nor has his ex-wives...his mommy and daddy did and still do !!....Its funny how you can be a big grown up boy and be chief of police but you cant be a grown up big boy and live on your own and raise your own kids !!....I would like to add as well, his first wife was abused by him, she was tormented and harrassed by him and when she went for custody on their daughter, when I may add again, he threatened her if she ever tried for custody,but she fought anyway and his parents also went for custody....maybe his parents thought neither one was suited for custody--i believe it was the chief's and parents sneaky way for chief to get his daughter....which worked....i always heard he keeps his 2nd ex as a kept woman, maybe thats why he cant afford to live on his own, he is too busy supporting her to support himself...i vote for Joey slone for Chief of Police !!..he cant be any worse than Mike or Butch ever was...

jl
jl

Thats funny, James living with his mommy???...I DONT think sooooo....his mom lives in Bloomington and works in Bloomington...James lives in Mitchell.......stop listening to rumors and get your story straight before you reply !!!! James is a very intelligent person, and likely the most intelligent one running for Mayor...unlike the others running for office !!!!

bb95
bb95

James has Kansas license plates because he lived in Kansas for almost 2 years. He only moved back to Mitchell last September. That is the first time he has lived in Mitchell since graduating high school. He doesn't live in town. He lives at home on Yockey road with his mommy. I think it's time for him to grow up and become a man.

bb95
bb95

Yes but James has not lived in Mitchell for a year. He only moved back from Kansas last September after having back surgery so he could move in with his Mommy so she could wipe his ass for him and so he could get addicted to narcotics once again. He still lives with his mother on Yockey road. Doesn't he think it's about time to grow up and become a man?

jl
jl

I know someone that lives in MItchell and has for 10 yrs, but buys his license plates in Ohio because its much cheaper !!

jl
jl

Ummmmm...dont know where you got your information on mayoral candidate James Brown, BUT his fathers side of the family is from Mitchell, James was raised in Mitchell, James excelled in sports--football-- in Mitchell and graduated from Mitchell and even attended and graduated from ISU with other Mitchell graduates........think you need to do a little more digging before you ask any questions !!

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