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|Election Profile: Candidates for Abingdon Mayor Talk Bad PR
|The three people looking to become Abingdon's mayor all know that it hasn't exactly been the happiest place on earth in terms of publicity.
Incumbent Roger Stegall has reportedly been at odds in recent years with incumbent Clerk Sheila Day, and even residents from time to time. Stegall and opponents John DeJaynes and Jack Huber all want to change that.
Stegall tells WGIL he thinks the city has moved on from some of that strife.
"I think that the present Council has come a long way, they've been very instrumental in doing all the things that I'v wanted to do and they have worked with me very well."
Businessman John DeJaynes tells WGIL the bad vibe at Abingdon City Hall is still there.
"We've got kind of a negative shadow cast on our town and I feel that I think that I get in there and make a change and try and get some cohesiveness back with the City Hall and try and get some things accomplished."
Jackson Huber works at John Deere and considered running four years ago but couldn't due to work. Huber tells WGIL his job preaches a non-hostile work environment and that needs to happen at City Hall.
"Everything has to be calm. You need a relax the atmosphere you can't have the hostility flowing because that gets worse like a snowball effect and things are said that shouldn't be said."
Stegall suggested that things will get better, no matter who's elected on Tuesday, because there's a good pool of candidates.
Stegall replaced Steve Darmer as Abingdon Mayor four years ago.
To hear extended interviews with the candidates, CLICK HERE (mp3 format).
|04 04 13 by Newsroom
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