What motivated Tupelo to elect Jason Shelton mayora/

I’m curious as to what issues motivated the people of Tupelo to cast their votes for Mr Shelton and against Mr Pitts in the election. Was it the pro-Shelton that carried the day or the anti-Pitts?

I must say I am impressed that the young new mayor is making every effort to be the gentleman and statesman that is required to hold the somewhat diverse factions of Tupelo’s population together, though tenuously, at best.  City government now must deal with the $millions borrowed to build the aquatic center and the on going urban re-development  and the on going road construction and so the prior mayor/council’s whims and fancies have been left for their successors to complete and pay for leaving little to the discretion of Mr Shelton and current council. It’s amazing that the fiscally conservative Republicans of prior years spent so freely the money of the next administration. Maybe Mr Reed and Mr Pitts saw taking care of themselves and their friends came before taking care of the people waiting for the train at Crosstown as they drive home from their minimum wage jobs. Seems that way.

But how about that election? And what do the Republican movers and shakers across the state think about how easily the voters here shunned the party of Fox News and Glenn Beck?

2 Responses to “What motivated Tupelo to elect Jason Shelton mayora/”

  1. Lisa says:

    Pitts demonstrated he was no leader and Shelton was questionable. Mine was a write in vote. Tupelo is in a big hole very hard to get out of. The airport, the debt, schools, crime, low wages, poor housing, zoning and transportation issues, etc. are just the tip of the problem iceberg. I think people are sick of party politics and want action not good old boy clubs.

  2. jnewman says:

    Pitts had made to many enemies over the four years in office. He had shown himself to have no empathy for those tupelo citizens in need of help. The he did not care about the homeless or those in need of transportation to get to work or the Doctor. we now have real mess to clean up thanks to our former Mayor. The transportation committee is still on life support, the homeless still need shelter and overall the city does not have the funds,willingness or staff to address the issues Most people understood hat the Democrat turned Republican still spent money as if it was his money and we realized it has always been ours . Gonna be a tough couple of years Mr.Shelton. This ain’t a go along to get along council

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