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Democrats meet and greet

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Democratic candidates in the Brazil City elections attended Tuesday's meeting of the Clay County Democrats. Pictured are (from left) Steve Lamb, Vicki Lawhorn, Mayor Ann Bradshaw, Bill Lovett and Karen McQueen.
The Democratic candidates for the Brazil City elections were available for a meet and greet at the monthly Clay County Democrats meeting, held Tuesday evening at the Brazil Senior Citizen Center.

Each candidate introduced themselves to the audience, and stayed after the meeting to talk with the public.

Mayor Ann Bradshaw passed out flyers detailing the road and sidewalk repairs that are planned.

She also announced that the city is working with the County Commissioners to complete a cost-effective re-paving of Pinckley Street.

Bradshaw said the city would purchase the materials and the commissioners would supply the machinery, making the one-mile project cost a quarter of the original price.

The stretch of Pinckley to be repaved is between State Road 59 and Murphy Ave.

Work is expected to begin in the spring.

Karen McQueen, who is running for Clerk/Treasurer, said she was working with Bradshaw, going door-to-door to get voters to the polls.

"I want to provide the city with a solid financial future, and I also want to make sure that everyone's tax dollars are put to good use and are used wisely," McQueen said.

Vicki Lawhorn, Bill Lovett and Steve Lamb are running for various City Council positions.

Lovett said that he was campaigning for the entire Democratic slate, not just himself, and reminded all of the candidates to do so.

"There are areas in town that need some attention that haven't been given before. I'm looking pretty hard at some of those," Lovett said.

Lamb said that, even though he is running unopposed, he has ideas to "get this city running again."

Brad Deal and James Bales, who are also running for City Council, were not in attendance.

The Democratic Headquarters, located at 123 E. National, next to City Hall, will officially open Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with an open house.

Candidates will be at headquarters for meet and greets from 1-3 p.m., Oct. 28 and Nov. 4.

The Brazil Democrats will also be holding a street party on Monday, Oct. 29, from 6-8 p.m. in the parking lot behind headquarters.

Hot dogs and soda will be provided, along with music.

"Some people don't have the opportunity to come during the day hours, and are more apt to be there in the evening to meet any candidates," Bradshaw said.

"I think we all work together, and that's what we need is a team to work together," Lovett said.

"I think that it really boils down to voting for the best person for the job, someone who has the credentials," McQueen said. "There are all kinds of good candidates out there."

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