Over the past few weeks, we, at The Savannah Tribune, have recommended that our readers vote to re-elect Mayor Edna Jackson. This year, although the race included three well known opponents, we are pleased that most of our readers heeded our advice and voted to re-elect Mayor Jackson. She received 44% of the total vote and led the field of four candidates. Now, we must select between Mayor Edna Jackson and Eddie DeLoach in the Run-off Election on December 1.
The only issue raised by Mr. DeLoach during the campaign has been crime prevention, but he has not been able to articulate any reasonable new plans to battle crime in our communities. Now, because of several activities by him and his supporters to divide, mislead and frighten citizens, the only issue for the runoff is whether Black and white Savannah residents will be able to move above the chatter and vote for the better qualified of the two remaining candidates. If so, we will re-elect Mayor Jackson. It is difficult to recall a period in Savannah’s history when the community has been more successful in the areas of job creation, fiscal management and overall progress. Additionally, Mayor Jackson’s administration has hired a well-qualified police chief who is implementing a comprehensive plan to reduce crime in Savannah.
Edna Jackson is clearly the right choice if we accept the fact that Safrom vannah needs a Mayor who Jackson has a history can get people to work to gether. of working with people every social and economic condition, as well as all ages, races and religions. Her campaign volunteers and contributors include people from every corner of Savannah. She received the highest number of votes because people from every community voted for her.
Edna Jackson has the intelligence and leadership ability that we need to bring us together and keep Savannah moving forward. During the heated campaigning before the voting on November 3, Jackson did not launch any personal attacks against the other candidates. She avoided negative campaigning. Instead, she talked about her extensive list of accomplishments and her vision for Savannah that includes continued job creation and labor force development, crime prevention, fiscal accountability, environmental protection, as well as infrastructure and drainage improvements. She has kept her promise to maintain an open line of communication with the citizens.
Even if you did not vote on November 3, 2015, you can still vote in the Runoff Election on December 1, 2015. Early Voting is now in progress (Mon-Fri) until Wednesday, November 25th. You may also apply for an Absentee Ballot (Applications must be submitted in time for your Ballot to be mailed to you by the November 25th deadline).
We hope every citizen will vote to Re-Elect Mayor Edna Jackson.