Monday, May 1, 2017

Pearl Mayor's race

The media is focused on the Jackson Mayor's race but there is a hotly contested race in Pearl.  Jake Windham is attempting to oust Mayor Brad Rogers from the seat he has held for two terms.  Consider this post to be an open thread about the Pearl Mayor's race. 

59 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jake's last name is Windham (not Wyndham). Pearl has slumlords ("SM"and "AM") who are endorsing one Pearl mayoral candidate and several alderman candidates. The slumlords pretend to be concerned about tenants, but you can be assured that the slumlord's real goal is to elect people who will let the slumlords take advantage of tenants. Before you vote Tuesday in Pearl, verify whether or not your chosen candidates will be a puppet of these slumlords. By the way, I am not a candidate.

Anonymous said...

The average JJ reader will say, "Yawn! Let's get back to stories about R. Kelly's love life and fistfights at the Little League park."

Anonymous said...

If he's outed, heard some key people at the P.D will be looking for jobs.

Anonymous said...

12:43 - and of course we need an update on the Tuesday Morning hugs and River Hills sorority games.

Anonymous said...

I once drove through Purl.

Anonymous said...

Vote Jake, time for some new blood in Pearl. The guy took a bullet in the leg while running into a house with an armed dude in it, serving on Police force in Pearl, grew up there and has deep roots. Good guy.

Anonymous said...

Is anyone from Pearl going to give us a good political rundown on what's what in Pearl. The slum lord thing was good. So why are people upset with the current mayor? Let's hear some dirt JJ readers. Spill the beans.

Anonymous said...

@2:24pm Didn't Marshand Crisler take a bullet in a raid? Still lost election!

Anonymous said...

The overarching theme to this election is the slumlord issue. Approximately 68 percent of Pearl's residents are renters and many long-term residents are not happy with that number.

A misinformation campaign using current financial data (which is over 2 years ago and also during a national economic downturn) is being used to say the current administration is running the city into the ground. Its message... the city leadership can not pay for its bills. These topics are being used to target the mayor and selected aldermen to leverage its propaganda and support its slumlord politics.

Mayor Rogers has focused his administration on building business infrastructure and supporting law enforcement efforts to rejuvenate the city. Slumlord politicians and politics are playing a large role in delaying these efforts to better pad their pockets.



Anonymous said...

Brad Rogers is a joke! You mean to tell me he ran past the Chief of Police to apprehend a criminal while the Chief just stood there!? If he wanted to play police officer he should go to the academy like everyone else instead of running around like Boss Hogg!

Anonymous said...

Justice Kitchens outlived a shotgun blast when he was DA in Copiah/Lincoln Counties in the 70's.

Anonymous said...

I believe Pearl Police Chief Tim Sarrett had a retirement party last week. Does he see the writing on the wall?

Anonymous said...

Numerous bond downgrades over his years. Increased the budget by 50% and have a negative general fund balance. Likes suing other cities for drugs and drug money. Rogers and his attorney Bobo like to claim that they were protecting the constitutional rights of those drug smugglers but yet they have ALL plead guilty in Circuit Court. Rogers' administration likes to reward bad behavior rather than discipline said bad behavior! I could go on and on.

http://www.osa.ms.gov/documents/municipalities/2015/15mPearl-cpa.pdf

Anonymous said...

8 years ago Brad solicited big money from me. I contributed and then he didn't know me! I hope Brad gets his ass beat like a drum.

Anonymous said...

Jake Windham is the man for the job and has my full support!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

"If he's outed, heard some key people at the P.D will be looking for jobs.

Ah...hello. Isn't that the case about 99% of the time with mayoral elections and new blood coming into the top office? You are so damned clairvoyant!

Anonymous said...

SM has a Brad Rogers sign in his yard. What are they talking about. Brad just wants that palm greased!!

Anonymous said...

12:44...word down at the barber shop has it that if there's a new mayor, he might even hire a different secretary/office manager. Things be shakin' up in Pearl The Citie.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe Jake Windham is leading the charge in slumdog politics, but I think there are people investing money in him who will expect a return. If he is elected I hope he doesn't buy in to this BS.

Anonymous said...

The truth of the matter is that any objective view of the financial condition of the City of Pearl is that the current leadership (Mayor and Aldermen) have done a below average to poor job of things. They gave away the store to get Bass Pro and the braves, re-mortgaged 100% of the city's sales tax revenue to incentivize the outlets, and have very little to show for it for the next 15-20 years. Just bad leadership all the way around. Time for new leadership.

Anonymous said...

They have the best selection of new mobile homes in the state.

Anonymous said...

The HUD Fair Housing Investigation against The City of Pearl is moving forward.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Rogers needs to stop beating around the bush and ask the so called "slumlords" for the money. Man up Rogers!!

Anonymous said...

Bye Bye BOBO.....

Anonymous said...

If you have ever looked at the audited financial statements in the past 4 or 5 years you may wonder if the current Mayor wants to stay in place to cover up the "difficulty tracking money being transferred between fund accounts and holding checks to vendors and others for too long and other exceptions noted." The mud slinging on rental properties is just another cover-up and deflection of poor money management, excessive spending, and letting every citizens down for their own personal gain. There is serious problems here and it isn't with the majority of rental property, they just saw a whole bunch of doors they could add fees to but left their commercial rental property alone? Why is that? Who has a vested interest in various commercial rental property throughout this city?

Anonymous said...

Jake Windham is a man of honor and integrity. He has the best interest of Pearl in his mind, within his heart & will be the best Mayor Pearl has had in a long time!!

Anonymous said...

Dubmass leadership failed to required subdivision developers to post performance bonds...now several nice new subdivisions lack complete streets and similar infrastructure. This should never happen and will ultimately be paid for by pearl tax payers either prospectively or will result in falling property values...


Anonymous said...

Mayor Rogers is a buffoon want-to-be cop. He is the example of a piss poor leader with no leadership skills!

Anonymous said...

Jake Windham all the way. He's a great man who will do a great job.

Anonymous said...

Jake for Mayor of Pearl!

Anonymous said...

Which candidate does Jackie Thompson, star of The Hour of the 50s, endorse?

Anonymous said...

Mayor Rogers & alderman cannot reach an agreement on how the slumlord payoff should be split. Running out of time!

Anonymous said...

Rogers is a divider not a uniter.
Jake Windham will win 70%/30%
Bye bye Bobo

Anonymous said...

3:54 PM Retirement Party you got that right. Well educated officers at Pearl PD surely laugh at the ignorance from the ignorant. Can't wait for a reporter to catch him without his spokesman.

Anonymous said...

@5:43 said all that needs to be said about Jake.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Rogers is too busy playing hopscotch over fences trying to cop of the year instead of leading our city.

Anonymous said...

The slumlords are not advocating for Brad Rogers or Jake Windham. The slumlords want the third candidate to be mayor. While Brad has tried to clean up property and helped ensure that resources are available for cleaning up property, Brad has refused to be open and transparent about city issues including finances. Brad likes to use the criminal system against his political foes. It is "Brad's way or the highway." Pearl deserves a mayor who will let law enforcement fight crime. Pearl deserves a mayor who will not be a dictator. Pearl deserves a mayor who will encourage open discussion about financial issues. Pearl deserves a mayor and aldermen who will not bow down to the slumlords. Pearl deserves a mayor who is NOT Brad Rogers. In case you are wondering, I am not a candidate or the family member of a candidate.

Anonymous said...

We moved to Pearl from Brandon because of all the progress Pearl has seen over the past several years. It is no longer considered a trailer park community. I just don't understand why we should go backwards. I have heard the auditor, Mr. Windham's uncle, said Pearl is very financially secure. I do think Mr. Windham is not a bad person, just has gotten advice from the wrong crowd.

Anonymous said...

Number of stores have closed in Pearl.
Handcock Fabrics
Radio Shack
Salvation Army
Fads & Frame
Wow, When the Salvation Army can't make it something wrong.
Problem is when these stores close they don't take down their signs. Eyesore.
Big political accomplishment is trying to finish East Metro Parkway.
They ran out of money finishing Treetop. It a rye grass heaven.
Oh yeah, The BPS (Bass Pro Shop),Outlets, & Trustmark Park have gotten a great deal out of Pearl. No taxes for the 20 years.
One good diner in Pearl The Alumni House in the hotel next to Trustmark Park. They have a wonderful Taco Salad, with beef or chicken. I swear they put a whole chicken in their taco salad.

Anonymous said...

If you believe Jake Windham will be a "puppet" for the "slumlords" you are highly uniformed and don't know Jake Windham to well. Jake Windham has too much integrity to be influenced by a select few. He will always do what he feels is right for the citizens of Pearl. You can take that to the bank and upgrade Pearl's bond credit rating.

Anonymous said...

If Pearl is in Jake's heart why has he bailed on them twice. So if he wins is he going to quit when he gets mad and go back to work for Hood.

Anonymous said...

@8:27. Please send Jake a message and ask him why he left the 2nd time? I'm sure he will tell you. Can't fault a man for trying to better himself and family.

Anonymous said...

"So" @8:27

Are you asking a question or making a statement?

Anonymous said...

Jake never bailed on Pearl. The administration at Pearl asked him to do some unethical things as far as investigation hindering his code of ethics and respectable integrity. He chose instead of battle against an egotistical current mayor to return to the AG's office to "advance his career" in terms of education and finance because the average city officer makes about $30,000 year. He was way too educated to remain an officer. Furthermore, until you knock on a door with a Swat entry team, not knowing who is on the other side of that door and take on rounds of live fire with one round in your leg, it probably would be better you use the word "bail" in a different context. How many rounds of fire have been shot at you and you took?
Furthermore, in 2012, Jake was the only investigator after the shooting that took on the entire investigation case load to himself while others recovered from the traumatic stress they endured with Mike in the gun fight, losing their fellow officer.
Thankfully, his experience in various divisions at the ag's office has provided him the continued experience pearl needs.
Maybe after Rogers graduates the police academy he can try a career there

Anonymous said...

9:16 pretty much covered to so-called "bail". Vote Jake tomorrow

Anonymous said...

Looks like Picou and Mahaffey are gone..

Anonymous said...

Let's talk about the bail bond company in the parking lot of the Pear police!

Anonymous said...

@11:48 I've always wondered about that. Seems a little suspect to me.

Anonymous said...

@8:27 Jacob Windham went to work for the Public Integrity Division of the Attorney General's Office. That speaks highly of Mr. Windham's character by having the public's welfare first & foremost.

Anonymous said...

The owner of the bail bond company has a 6 figure contract with the City for warrant/debt collection service and is part of the pearl election committee. Thats not a conflict of interest.....right?

Anonymous said...

Remember, vote early...vote often !!!

Anonymous said...

No BULLET found! Dog died from Distemper!!! Go Mike Prestage!!

Anonymous said...

The Dog Killer and his loser of a campaign manager will not get more than 300 votes in the general election.

Anonymous said...

Vote Jake for Mayor!

Anonymous said...

The leadership in Pearl needs to change. Look at the opportunity waiting to happen around the outlet mall, ballpark, etc. Then look at Flowood. That area in Pearl is in a much better location to pull traffic, but the leadership can't make it happen. That should speak volumes.

Daniel Roberts said...

This is a message to the new Mayor of Pearl ;
I am sick and tired of the liberal agenda . I believe I have a way to stop them if we just reach into their pockets for a change . Here it is .If they want to ban something perhaps it is time to ban businesses that create soft target rich environments . Every single time that there is a store or collage that has a shooting it is ALWAYS in gun free zones or have a sign that says "NO GUNS ALLOWED " .( criminals do not obey laws or signs that is the reason they are criminals ) It is time that the people woke up a realized that gun free zones create soft target rich environments . If the people would also look at the fact that any home within 3 radius miles of a crime , their property value goes down . 3 radius miles equals to 28.63 square miles of lowered property value . that is thousands of people losing millions of dollars because of the anti-gun agenda . It is time the people hold those responsible for the loss of millions of dollars accountable . It is time the people start suing these establishments that cause dead victims that are not allowed to defend themselves . Or have the decency to have the property taxes adjusted to the loss of property value . If you feel you have the right to ban guns please be aware that you should put your money where your mouth is to cover the cost of property value loss . That is 28+ square miles of money they should have to pay for .

Anonymous said...

I just looked at the independent candidate for Mayor of Pearl FB page, all he and his wife and his Mgr from Flowood would talk about was how he was unjustly accused of the dog killing.

What a way to inspire votes! I bet he will not get 250 total. What a idiot!

Anonymous said...

I don't blame the man at all for defending himself against these accusations.
You would not feel this way if the shoe was on your foot.
How can he possibly move past this when Pearl is apparently holding this over his head. To have any chance of winning, he must prove his innocence to the people.
Mr. Prestage did not kill a dog and if you dug a little deeper you might realize your are the IDIOT!

Anonymous said...

If you liked Brad Rogers as mayor vote for jake. He is the same person as Brad. Ask jake how the pennypacker interrogation went. Asked about the lamp shade on someone's head in another interrogation. Ask jake about all the ongoing lawsuits against pearl. Ask jake if they can pay their west rankin sewer bill. I do not live in pearl but I do know a lot about what's going on there. Ask jake about the good ole boy system that he said he will not be involved in and then posts a picture with the good ole boys and said he is looking forward to working with them. Wake up pearl!!! Vote for windham and your next stop will be bankrupt and asking city of Jackson to incorporate you That would be great. Jake and Brad have been great friends for most of their lives. Oh. Who owned all the land around trustmark park? Do a little investigating. And what does a golf course need with bags of corn. Last I heard is most people buy bags of corn to feed deer.

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