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Mayoral candidates meet committee

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

City of Brazil mayoral candidates (from left) Democrat Brian Wyndham, Independent Steve Lamb and Republican TJ Sneddon met with the Popcorn Festival of Clay County Committee Tuesday. [Order this photo]
The three City of Brazil mayoral candidates visited with members of the Popcorn Festival of Clay County Committee Tuesday.

Committee member Evelyn Brown said she wanted to meet with the candidates to see where they stood regarding the festival.

"We wanted to get to know the candidates," Brown said, adding previous city mayors had worked well for the committee.

Republican TJ Sneddon, Democrat Brian Wyndham and Independent Steve Lamb all took time to meet with committee members during their September meeting.

Candidates had the opportunity to talk about themselves before discussing the value of the festival.

"I'm not going to talk a lot about myself," Sneddon said, "I want to talk about the Popcorn Festival."

Sneddon said the city could only benefit through the festival.

"We're going to be behind you 100 percent," he said. "There's no reason this can't keep growing. It's good for everybody in the city and the county. The more people we have come to Brazil, the better. We want Brazil to be a place people drive to."

Lamb also highlighted the festival and added if elected mayor, he will work with the residents of the city.

"I don't have answers to everything," Lamb said. "I don't profess to have answers for everything. But I can come up with an answer."

Lamb added the festival can only succeed if the city continues to "clean up its act," citing the long-standing belief of a serious drug problem within the city.

"We've got to clean things up," he said.

Lamb also said he believed the festival could expand to two weekends rather than just one.

"This festival is run very well," he said.

Wyndham said he intended to support the festival is elected.

"This is a good festival," Wyndham said. "The fact you've been at it for nine years tells you it's successful. And it can grow.

"I will get behind you. I enjoy being out at these types of events."

Each candidate also took time to answer questions during the meet and greet.

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Good Luck Mr. Lamb!

-- Posted by Tabby on Wed, Sep 7, 2011, at 4:54 AM

Good Luck Steve, I truly believe you have the best interest of the citizens at heart.

-- Posted by DonPorter on Wed, Sep 7, 2011, at 10:46 AM

Having the mayoral candidates attend our Festival meeting was a nice surprise and I, for one, would like to thank them for coming out. It shows their committment to reach out to everyone. Although some members are not within the city proper, what happens in the mayoral race has an effect on the Festival that takes place in beautiful Forest Park within city limits. Once again, thank you all for coming and answering our questions in windy/cool temperatures. It was well-received and very helpful to us regarding issues that can affect us in the future. We are excited about working with you as the mayor.

-- Posted by Midwest Quality on Wed, Sep 7, 2011, at 1:07 PM

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