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Johnson a top-notch leader for Wilson council

Posted 10/17/19

I’m writing in reference to Monday’s candidate forum. It was indeed a very eye-opening and sometimes scary event. A couple of candidates said a lot but gave nothing of substance. I mostly heard a …

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Johnson a top-notch leader for Wilson council

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I’m writing in reference to Monday’s candidate forum. It was indeed a very eye-opening and sometimes scary event. A couple of candidates said a lot but gave nothing of substance. I mostly heard a bunch of political babble spewed. Over all the noise, I did hear one candidate share how Wilson has grown and his thoughts for continuing to help Wilson grow, and that candidate is James M. Johnson III.

In his typical honest, straightforward and tell-it-like-it-is fashion, James spoke with the people. He broke down the city’s last four years of progress by the numbers. He shared the increased job markets and industry invested dollars. He shared recreation investment dollars and the return on those dollars. He shared downtown multi-year investment dollars and their growth.

James said he has always supported a responsible housing and recreation bond referendum. His thoughts on growing partnerships and leveraging investment dollars to help Wilson continue to grow were insightful. I appreciate his use of the facts to explain how Wilson has grown and improved our quality of life. One cannot argue with the facts. Thanks to James and our current leadership, Wilson’s future is solid and primed for even more positive growth.

A few things about James Johnson that make him a top-notch leader: His preparedness, work ethic, the willingness to partner to get projects completed and most importantly, he is a listener. He engages with citizens seeking their input, and has proven to be one of the most accessible councilmen. He is one of only two elected officials who list their cellphone number as their public contact information.

James confirmed that my continued support of him is on point. He has earned another term, and I appreciate the sacrifices he and his family have made over the years in order to serve the public.

Please join me in supporting James M. Johnson III and vote for him to retain his seat on the Wilson City Council representing District 4. He is honestly the best person for the job!

Gary Proffitt

Wilson

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