Since you still can’t buy those little pens the Men In Black use to erase memories, the Augusta Chronicle had to do the ‘ol soft shoe Saturday.
A mash up of the last two mayoral endorsements by the Augusta Chronicle.
Helen Blocker Adams
We encourage you to vote for Helen Blocker-Adams for mayor. We ask you to go out of your way to do so; come out and vote for her, even if you weren’t planning to vote.
We feel comfortable and confident in recommending that voters elect Hardie Davis as Augusta’s next mayor May 20.
She’s worth it. She’s the candidate of progress and positivity. And she has the potential to put her mark on Augusta history like few leaders we’ve ever seen. And she won’t shy away from fighting to put the name “Augusta” back on the city’s leading university. Helen Blocker-Adams is in favor of more transparency, not less, and she’s plenty tough.
State Sen. Hardie Davis, told us that, while he objects to the Georgia Regents University name, he won’t fight it unless told to by the public. We also were alarmed at a Georgia Senate report – signed onto by Davis – that called for arrest reports and mug shots to be kept secret. That’s a frightening erosion of the public’s right to know.
An entrepreneur, motivational speaker and former economic development ombudsman, Blocker-Adams is action-oriented and an engine of ideas; she’s even keeping a list of the best ideas she hears on the campaign trail. Moreover, she’s got the vitality this town is in so desperate need of, and there’s little doubt she’ll shake things up – in a good way.
The suspension of Helen Blocker-Adams’ mayoral campaign punctuates a profound disappointment.
Davis grasps that the next mayor has to be an unflagging champion for Augusta. That includes being a standard-bearer in the fight to
change the name of Georgia Regents University to a name that better reflects the school’s respected sense of place.
Davis has conveyed to us a renewed willingness to embrace openness at all levels of government……and especially openness to the press should be of paramount importance to the person leading this city.
Davis brings an admirable level of sophistication and professionalism to all his endeavors. Put him in the mayor’s office, and we have no reason to expect any less.
His service as a Georgia state senator has honed his skills as a consensus-builder, and a uniter is absolutely the type of leader Augusta needs.