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A Line By Line Response: Accusations in the Mayoral Campaign Key: ABS= Anonymous Brewer Supporter LW= Lamar White ABS: Even better. Name anything that Roy has done that is considered volunteer work. What organizations has been affiliated with besides law stuff. What has he ever done for this city besides sue it? LW: This list can be found on the Town Talk's website: Parishioner of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church; Board Member of Central Louisiana AIDS Support Services (CLASS); Board member, Louisiana Prevent Child Abuse; Board member, First United Methodist Church Weekly Child Care Ministries; volunteer attorney, Alexandria Police Department for critical shooting cases involving deadly force cases. My Brewer supporting friend, before you hurl accusations his way, why won't you check the facts? Check his record. This is information readily available to the public. With all due respect, if you're so concerned about the types of cases Roy takes, why don't you look into them? Go to the courthouse. Or better yet, ask Mrs. Brewer to show you the cases to which she was referring in her mail-outs. ABS: Why did he enter in this race at the last minute? Why has he stated that he wants to be in Washington in 4 years? The council will run amuck in the year+ time it will take to learn the ropes of the city. The learning curve is tremendous. Ask anyone who has ever worked with the city elected leaders. Why won't you people elect a good person that can do this job? I know why. You would like to see a democrat in office. That is why Roy entered in late. He was the third person that Antoon and his bunch approached to do this job. Roy is smart but he is not calling the shots. Why can't you people see that? The story of Job comes to mind. Why do bad things happen to good people? LW: In my humble opinion, Roy didn't enter the campaign at the last minute; his timing was perfect. Also, Jacques Roy has never stated that he wants to be in Washington in four years. I think your facts are slightly confused. Jacques is running for mayor and has stated, from Day One, that he's focused on the job at hand. In his own words, "Why would I want to put my family through that (a job in DC)?" I also think you have your facts a little confused about Mr. Antoon "approaching" Jacques. Jacques Roy made the decision to run for mayor on his own, and he was not pressured by anyone or any group. Again, I implore you to check your facts. You are overstating and embellishing the decision-making process, preferring to paint this as driven by some fictional Democratic machine. You may be surprised to find out that the individuals who most encouraged Jacques to run for mayor were Republicans. Indeed, Mr. Antoon first found out about Jacques' intention to run for mayor AFTER it had been reported in the press. ABS: Delores has done nothing but give back this city. She has helped so many people. Delores Brewer is a good person and she can do the job better than Jacques Roy. I just wish that you could see what Roy represents. Lamar has said that Delores is a good person on several occasions, but he slams her and calls her a liar in public on this blog. Why do you people get so caught up with political affiliation and not about who is a good person with the right qualifications. I hope that you know what you are doing by trashing a good human being. I really do. Jacques has fooled you all with his smooth talk. The facts have been so twisted that it is impossible to syphin the truth from the cluster. Why does Jacques want to be Mayor? He doesn't. It is the democratic machine that wants him to. LW: When the integrity of someone I know to be a good person is called into question, I will defend that person. When facts are manipulated and spun into political rhetoric, I will do my best to unpack that rhetoric. I believe Mrs. Brewer to be a good person, but I have questioned many of the things she has said and done throughout this campaign. However, I understand her motivation: She wants to be our mayor. My support of Jacques Roy has nothing to do with my opinion of Mrs. Brewer. Perhaps it may be difficult for you to understand this: I support Jacques Roy, as do many other people, because I believe he is the right person for this job. I took the time to learn about all of the candidates, even meeting with a handful of them, before arriving at my decision. The process was interesting to me. During this run-off, it has become increasingly evident to me why Mr. Roy represents our best chance at open and honest government. Last week, Mrs. Brewer staged a press conference in which she completely misrepresented and manipulated the basic facts of the City's ongoing legal battle with Cleco. Personally, I felt that the press conference only served to confuse the facts, and it seemed to be based on the notion that if voters were confused enough, they'd be more likely to vote for Mrs. Brewer. How could anyone trust a mayor who is willing to purposely confuse people about a CRITICAL issue? And again, with all due respect my Brewer supporting compadre, there is absolutely no way to wiggle out of this: The press conference can be viewed on the Town Talk's website, and an audio recording is available on the Northside Journal. The facts are out there for anyone who is interested. Click here to read Delores Brewer's press release.