Cairo Association of Teachers - Newsletter

CAT Tracks for February 22, 2007

The forum was held in the CJSHS gymnasium on Thursday, February 22nd. It began promptly at 7 p.m. and lasted until almost 10 p.m. It would have lasted longer, except that only 20 of the 33 announced candidates for mayor and city council showed up. The crowd was small...maybe 100...but they were attentive and asked numerous questions.

I did not take notes and will not attempt to give a recap. Hopefully, a news outlet will provide coverage. If they do, the CAT Tracks will bring it to your attention.

One thing that I did do was to keep a list of those candidates who did appear to publicly address/defend their quest for office. They were...

For Mayor:

For Councilmember at Large:

  • R.D. Foxworthy
  • James R. (Bob) Conroy

For Councilmember, Ward 1

  • Joseph W. Holder
  • James "Jim" Wisniewski
  • Darrell Thomas

For Councilmember, Ward 2

  • Thomas M. Simpson
  • Joseph "Mike" Farrow

For Councilmember, Ward 3

  • Lorenzo C. Nelson
  • Julia L. Schubert

For Councilmember, Ward 4

  • Gloria Sluder
  • Thomas Burris, Jr.
  • Linda A. King
  • Shirley Bryant

For Councilmember, Ward 5

  • Charles Allen Caldwell
  • Tyrone Coleman