So Who You With? 15th District Election Is Coming

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The April election is coming up and there are a handful of candidates seeking the 15th Aldermanic District position.

Those running are County Supervisor Russell Stamper II; former County Supervisor Eyon Biddle Sr.; Edgar L. Brooks; Vera Davis; Monique Taylor, Patricia Ruiz and write-in candidate Deshea Agee.

A primary will be held April 1, with a special election April 29.

Many have strong opinions about this race because there are rumored to be underlying reasons why some are running. Could it be that Stamper is running because the county supervisors are moving to part time and this is an opportunity for a fulltime position with an increase in pay? For Biddle, is this an attempt at redemption from the last race? What about the other candidates? Is it about time we empower women and give Milele Coggs another woman on the Council? Is it time to look into fresh leadership and new names? These are some of the questions that have come across my path and as a voter in that district I too am asking myself the same. So I wonder what your answers are?

Some months ago at a MPS School Board Meeting, one of the candidates did not support Dr. Michael Bonds. leadership. I wonder how he intends to work with Dr. Bonds who supports our Black young men if he tried to help oust him. Also will he be under control of his union or will he listen to the people?

It has been very quiet in the social media world about who people are supporting or not. We know people have strong feelings though so we wonder who you with and why? Why are people so afraid to speak up about this race and why are our loyalties at stake when it should be about the community not feelings of the people running.