Ashley Capps Endorses Rogero

Our old friend Ashley Capps does not often weigh in on local politics. As big chief of AC Entertainment, promoter of concerts and events far and wide, he has to work with (or around) whoever the powers-that-be may be. But he has been aboard Madeleine Rogero’s mayoral bandwagon as a donor from early on, and this week took his support a step further, sending out a mass e-mail on her behalf. “She knows how to listen and she knows how to look at things from different angles and perspectives while making decisions and moving forward,” he says of Rogero. Of her opponent, he says, “My impression of Mark Padgett is that he’s a fine guy.” But, he adds, “I must confess that I’ve been very disappointed by the clichéd political pandering that his campaign has started to indulge in, especially during the past couple of weeks.” Capps is away this week, overseeing his Moogfest extravaganza in Asheville, N.C. But he reports that he voted early before he left.

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Infoman writes:

I have been a supporter of Madeline Rogero for many years because I believe she is the absolute BEST person for the job.

I sent the following to my e-address book and facebook participants:
TO ALL KNOXVILLIANS! Today early voting begins in our city. For the first time in the 20+ years I have been here, we have the opportunity to elect candidates to represent us who fall into the "have not" category rather than coming from one of the "have" political families. FORGET your so-called political party and people who do absolutely nothing for you and vote your conscience, vote for the future. I look for good human beings rather than party members and in so doing, I find MADELINE ROGERO the absolute BEST candidate for MAYOR; GLORIA JOHNSON FOR the 6th district state senate seat; And SHARON WELCH in the Seat "C" City Council race.


C. Roy Jones

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