It is Election Day in Bessemer.
Do you want to continue to have crime ignored?
Do you want to continue to keep the money we pay for the schools in taxes to be hoarded and mis-spent by the city on lord knows what?
Do you want to continue to have the city finances kept secret?
Do you want to continue to have a mayor and council at odds, who act as though they have taken a vow to act like tom cats all after Miss Kitty?
Do you want Bessemer to pay its first responders so poorly that once they are trained they are tempted to go elsewhere just because the pay is better?
Do you want the business community, which brings dollars, jobs, dollars, tourists, dollars, prestige and more dollars to our coffers, to continue to be ignored?
Do you want outside business entities that are considering a site for business to continue to overlook our city, thus losing potential, no actual, jobs that our citizens could hold?
If these are the things you want for our city, just don't vote. Let things stay the same.
But if you want the opposite of the above, if you want to see Bessemer improve, vote for change in Bessemer;
vote Ken Gulley for mayor.
While you are at it, vote for:
David Vance - council 1
Chester Porter - council 2
Jessie Burrell - council 3
Ralph Hodge - council 4
Ron Marshall - council 5
Jesse Matthews - council 6
Cleo King - council 7
Janet Ruffin - Education 2
Wanda Thomas - Education 7
Here are some of the reasons for those choices.