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POLL: Who would you choose for the next mayor of Richmond?

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84 comments

crd 06/02/2016 at 11:44 PM

Jon Baliles but @5 I like your response LOL!

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Dubois2 06/03/2016 at 3:17 AM

@6, really? and that would be a vote for whom? The towpath, which is currently used for….. what? Or a vote against the amphitheater, which seems like a pretty useful thing in a town that seems to like music?

I am leaning towards Jack Berry.

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ray 06/03/2016 at 1:29 PM

Anybody but Morrissey

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nadine 06/03/2016 at 1:53 PM

Levar Stoney

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ray 06/03/2016 at 3:03 PM

I say anyone but Morrissey since he’s a sleaze but does anyone else running has the legitimate background to fix the mess at City Hall?

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James 06/03/2016 at 3:10 PM

Baliles knows the system and has been solid on City Council.

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Not a CEO 06/03/2016 at 5:12 PM

@Bill Chapman; no, the mayor is not akin to CEO. There is a CAO appointed by mayor and that individual is more akin to a CEO position, so it really isn’t directly comparable. The Mayor establishes priorities, sets vision, selects an administration, creates special commissions, etc.

Baliles has worked as a staff level employee within the City and also has been on city council. Thus he knows the inner workings, players and dysfunctions of the City. That is one of the biggest issues that needs to be tackled; having someone fix the myriad broken systems, not one who promises shiny new stuff and speaks in platitudes about improving schools, and cutting off the schools to jails pipeline. (are you listening Stoney?)

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Jeff 06/04/2016 at 11:30 AM

Baliles. He believes in public input and is rational, ethical, knows the city and has a real stake in the city’s future. I don’t know everyone running, but of the ones “with a chance” at it, he’s the one I trust. You can probably weed out the other contenders just by testing them against the 5 items I listed. No one else can meet all 5.

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JLJ 06/04/2016 at 12:15 PM

Jack Berry is the only candidate with the combination of executive experience and deep, abiding relationships in every corner of the Richmond community.

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JDJ 06/05/2016 at 8:59 PM

I would vote for Michelle Mosby due to her experience as President of city council

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Rhonda 06/05/2016 at 9:00 PM

Michelle Mosby

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Laneka 06/05/2016 at 9:06 PM Reply
Pam Mines 06/05/2016 at 9:07 PM

Michelle Mosby

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Diane 06/05/2016 at 9:13 PM

I would vote for Michelle Mosby, she is trustworthy and she cares about people.

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Renee 06/05/2016 at 9:15 PM

Michelle Mosby she’s a leader & has performed very well in the last 4yrs. In such a short period of time, she’s accomplish so much for the people & our city. She’s a woman of her word, and with that being said she should be our next mayor.

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Chynna 06/05/2016 at 9:19 PM

Michelle Mosby

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Ken 06/05/2016 at 9:23 PM

Michelle Mosby for mayor she’s involved in the community knowledgeable about iisies going on in the city and will represent the community well as a leader

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PAtrick lewis 06/05/2016 at 9:29 PM

The city has improved a lot in the last 8 years, but we have so much more to accomplish. I vote for Michelle Mosby.

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Chynna Stewart 06/05/2016 at 9:31 PM

Michelle Mosby

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Diane Brown 06/05/2016 at 9:32 PM

Michelle Mosby!

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Chandra 06/05/2016 at 9:36 PM

Michelle Mosby has my vote. She has done and great job as City Council President and she has a heart for the people

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valerie conner 06/05/2016 at 9:43 PM

I will vote for Michelle Mosby due to her work that she has already done. With her position as President of City Council

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Jm 06/05/2016 at 9:46 PM

Michelle Mosby

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Tonya 06/05/2016 at 9:54 PM

Michelle Mosby all day long 🙂 Michelle for Mayor

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city resident 06/05/2016 at 9:54 PM

I find the format of the survey questions to be somewhat subjective perhaps even manipulative in design 2 secure a certain result for certain candidates. What is clear cut and obvious however is it that the next Mayor of Richmond has to not only have a business mind (not necessarily being a CEO) but be able to bring people together. They must know the moving parts, they must be strong enough to make decisions and be honest, they must have a certain amount of institutional knowledge yet at the same time have an open mind to move the city forward. If you look at it removing money removing last names and removing reality TV personalities the clear-cut choice is actually a woman it’s Michelle Mosby

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Cheryl 06/05/2016 at 10:10 PM

Michelle Mosby

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Quandra 06/05/2016 at 10:18 PM

Michelle Mosby got my vote she is a woman of her word

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Levone Butler -Ferrell 06/05/2016 at 10:34 PM

I will vote for Michelle Mosby for our city council because of all of the great things that she has done and is doing for our city

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Tiffani 06/05/2016 at 10:34 PM

Michelle Mosby!!

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Levone Butler -Ferrell 06/05/2016 at 10:35 PM

I will vote for Michelle Mosby for our city mayor because of all of the great things that she has done and is doing for our city

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ja 06/05/2016 at 10:35 PM

Michelle Mosby

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Kennie 06/05/2016 at 10:44 PM

Michelle Mosby

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Lynne Gittman 06/05/2016 at 10:45 PM

Michelle Mosby, hands down, not only does she have compassion for everyone, it is very easy to trust her look at her record she is for the people

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Charmaine 06/05/2016 at 10:49 PM

Michelle Mosby. She is the ONLY candidate who has actively gone into the trenches to support and strengthen our communities. She is proven and solid.

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Keontae 06/05/2016 at 10:55 PM

Michelle mosby

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Twon 06/05/2016 at 10:58 PM

Michelle Mosby has my vote! She’s a proven Leader.

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Jessica Wright 06/05/2016 at 11:52 PM

I vote Michelle Mosby.

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Alicia Henley 06/06/2016 at 4:25 AM

Michelle Mosby the perfect candidate Michelle must be the perfect candidate for Mayer she cares about the people she cares about the city and she cares about being truthful not only that she brings a fresh new approach an honest approach to politic she is not about pointing the finger but about getting the job done Michelle for mayor

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James Smith 06/06/2016 at 4:58 AM

Vote for “Mosby” why because
She’s for the people & the voice
Of the people ‘ change is what
She’s all about ‘ our children &
Our elderly and our community
needed change & changes is
what She’s made ” Vote ”
Michelle Mosby ‘ Mosby for
Mayor (2016). . . Thanks.

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Resident 06/06/2016 at 7:03 AM

Michelle Mosby

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Rosalind 06/06/2016 at 7:56 AM

Michelle Mosby for Mayor

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katrina buck 06/06/2016 at 8:02 AM

Michelle Mosby

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katrina buck 06/06/2016 at 8:03 AM

She will make a great mayor

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Tomika 06/06/2016 at 10:14 AM

Michelle Mosby!

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Kevin Barksdale 06/06/2016 at 11:08 AM

Mossby hands down she’s a all around leader that gets the job done

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Tamara Butler 06/06/2016 at 11:26 AM

Michelle Mosby

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Quencia Benison 06/06/2016 at 11:42 AM

Michelle Mosby all the way!!!!!!

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India 06/06/2016 at 12:22 PM

Michelle Mosby!

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Dave 06/06/2016 at 12:51 PM

Maybe it’s just me, but are 23-61 the same person just using fake names??? Seems fishy that no one during that time had a different opinion and it reads like all the comments are similar enough to have been made by one person… With that, I vote Bruce Tyler!

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chpn 06/06/2016 at 1:00 PM

@Dave – The look like valid comments. Different emails, and different IP addresses.

@city resident – I gave weight to the 5 candidates who seem to have a change at winning, for sure. The names of those 5 candidates load in a random order each time. I’m genuinely curious to see that people have to say – I’m not looking for a specific result, for sure.

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Eric S. Huffstutler 06/06/2016 at 1:05 PM

@62 Dave…agree. I don’t recognize any of these names being regular posters on CHPN. At the same time, has the posting regulations and restrictions been lowered? At one time email addresses and names were confirmed prior the post went live. A person could only have “one” name-email address association. Could someone now have 40 different ones and post here? Of course I am remembering rules from 12-14 years ago. Odd.

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Eric S. Huffstutler 06/06/2016 at 1:11 PM

John verified they were different people. Just a fluke I guess?

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chpn 06/06/2016 at 1:11 PM

@Eric – folks aren’t allowed to use a variety of aliases. I think the poll is getting shared around Facebook or somewhere a little. This is good, I’d love a broad representation.

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Peter Jordan 06/06/2016 at 1:49 PM

Whoever you vote for just make sure their in the best interest, for your community. We have to make a drastic change, we can’t continue down this path if we want our youth to truly succeed in the future. #woody4schoolboard

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bill 06/06/2016 at 2:16 PM

the spam is trending mosby

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Pam Wilson 06/06/2016 at 5:51 PM

Michelle Mosby is the person that Richmond needs.

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Pam Wilson 06/06/2016 at 5:57 PM

Dave, I am not the same person as 23-61.

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Lllama 06/06/2016 at 8:25 PM

Jack Berry is the only candidate

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Diane 06/06/2016 at 9:19 PM

62 Dave this is Diane 27, I guarantee you there is only one of me . I wrote my comment because I believe in Michelle Mosby. No one has to write comments that could be offensive. My opinion I think thats childish.

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Dubois2 06/07/2016 at 6:44 AM

@72 Diane, @62 Dave seems to have been questioning the process of this super-informal poll . You consider that offensive and childish? Strange. I consider it necessary and responsible if the poll results are to mean anything.

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Pete 06/07/2016 at 11:50 PM

The only option is Jon Baliles. He is logical, has worked in the city for many years and understands the serious dysfunction, especially in the finance department. He isn’t beholden to any special interest and has been great on the City Council.

Michelle Mosby demonstrated she wasn’t even capable of correctly running a City Council meeting as President, and always just went along with anything Mayor Jones supported.

Stoney is clearly just the Virginia democrat’s establishment puppet boy. Young charming, big talking black guy with a smile who can pull tons of the black vote, propped up by rich and corporate donors who aren’t even from Richmond. He will definitely have some favors to pay off in office.

Morrisey, really? I love the guy, but come on. After all the trouble he’s had, there’s just no chance for him.

A vote for Jack Berry is a vote for gentrification. He has cozy relationships with corporate donors from Venture Richmond and will bend over for them to develop the city and further gentrify downtown.

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Liz 06/08/2016 at 7:49 AM

^ pretty much what he said though I don’t think Jack Berry is necessarily a vote for gentrification. At least he understands finance and economics.

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Kim 06/08/2016 at 8:32 AM

Michelle Mosby! She has been a strong leader that believes in our children, and our community. Our city needs someone who truly cares about our city and is willing to make the positive changes for us to become better. She has been always there to listen, always there to help this is what we need as a community.

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G. 06/08/2016 at 9:41 AM

If a high school degree was all you needed to run the City of Richmond, then good luck to Ms. Mosby. Maybe some folks think a college education is overrated…I don’t. The “most qualified” candidate is typically NOT the least educated…

http://www.richmondgov.com/CityCouncilDistrict9/index.aspx

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Shayla P. 06/12/2016 at 3:15 PM

Council Woman Mosby has supported the Richmond community with all positive efforts: economic development, city school supporter, and increased national/international trade/tourist. She is the best for the 2016 Mayoral Election.

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Ricky Brodie Sr 06/14/2016 at 1:00 PM

Michell Mosby. Thank you for breathing new life in the 9th. Again i say thank you! May God bless you in your future endeavors

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