The Return Of Snuggles?

I’ll just start by asking this question: Who are these people walking around saying “What we need to fix the problems in DeKalb County is another shot for Vernon Jones”? From WGCL TV 46:

While in office, Jones stirred up some controversy of his own. He was accused of excessive spending and was sued for racial discrimination. Still, the former CEO didn’t rule out the possibility of a return to politics and running for DeKalb County CEO.

“I think if Vernon wants to run again and he feels he has something to offer this county then he should do it,” DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton said.

Commissioner Nancy Jester opposes the idea and said Jones put a down payment on some of the problems the county is facing today.

“I don’t think that he’s the right fit,” Jester said. “The cityhood movement was also something that I think people often times will say came from frustration in dealing with his administration.”

I’ll now answer my first question.  I’m guessing it’s Vernon Jones.  Y’all tell me in the comments if there’s more to this than a coalition of 1.


  1. benevolus says:

    Hah. I’m seeing “Richard Lankford for sheriff” signs in South Fulton. Dude was already sheriff once, 30 years ago. Then got busted for tax evasion and extortion (later overturned). But, he’s been a preacher since then so I guess he’s got some constituents.

    I thought he had a deal to not practice law enforcement or something to avoid a retrial?

  2. George Chidi says:

    Sharon Barnes-Sutton thinks it makes sense for Vernon Jones to run for CEO.

    I say this with complete seriousness: I am now exploring a candidacy for running for Sharon Barnes-Sutton’s seat. That’s just about the last straw. I had other plans, but that’s too much.

    • jbgotcha says:

      Barnes-Sutton is a waste of space. I have no earthly idea who supports her other than a few South DeKalb power brokers. You could also support and promote Steve Bradshaw, who is running against her. I already asked him for a yard sign. Also, please help get the word out and let’s increase voter turnout.

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