Being a city hamstrung by willful ignorance, special-interest politics and a judicial system that comes under the scrutiny of some whose trust in the system has been fractured, it is time for Anniston’s most objective-minded and capable citizens to present themselves for election.
My long-time interest in occupying the mayor’s seat is now eclipsed by one who has all qualities that I have and I feel are critical for moving Anniston forward. This person, just as I, is devoted to the progress of “all” of Anniston and not restricted to “some” of Anniston. The one I speak of has what I think to be two advantages that are peculiar to this area: European ancestry and financial resources for maximum campaign exposure.
That person is Vaughn Stewart. I encourage all of my would-be supporters to join me in support of him. I sincerely believe Vaughn Stewart will do at least as well as I believe I would do to heal and lead Anniston to its full potential. Thanks and blessings to Vaughn and to the residents of Anniston for your consideration.
George T. Bates