My impressions of a few of the candidates running in local races.
First and foremost, Reginald Fentress is the real deal in the District 2, Position 2 race. I make no secret of my association with him--- Nor would I. I'm quite proud of it, actually. Getting to know him and his beautiful family has been wonderful. If everyone knew a fraction of what I know about this man, the returns for Melvin Burgess and Henri Brooks would indicate that not even their entire immediate families voted for them.
Steve Mulroy--- What a guy. He's smart. He's capable. He used to work for the Justice Department. His opponent should be investigated by the Justice Department. Honestly, I had a tougher time deciding what the hell to have for lunch today. And to tell you what an easy choice that was, I haven't grocery shopped in a couple of days, so all I had in the kitchen were protein shakes.
Deidre Malone. She's running unopposed, so enjoy a well-deserved rest until the general election!
Sidney Chism. Please, please, please--- If you live in District 3, vote for CLEO KIRK. I know he's not eligible to hold the office again, but you know what? After seeing the leadership that Chism brought to the Democratic Party, I can honestly say that District 3 would be better represented by a piece of unattended furniture than Sidney Chism. If Kirk wins, the choice goes to the Shelby County Democratic Party, which sadly means that it could well be Chism anyway. Lord knows the party's been duped into serving his purposes enough. But make him sweat. Please. I beg of you.