To those of you that i have spoken to over the past few days. Thank you for showing me that there is still hope for this city. It still has a heartbeat. If you will put feet to your visions, Lumberton can be revived. It's not going to be easy, but it can be done. But in order to make it work, you have to do your part. If you aren't registered to vote, go register. The only way to effect a change is to vote. You can't stay home and vote. Many of you haven't voted for years. June 4th, make it a priority to go out and vote. It's one of the greatest privileges we have in this country. If you want change, prove it at the polls. You have no right to complain about the shape this city is in if you don't get out and vote. After all, this is your city.

To the citizens of Ward 1. I secured more than enough signatures to qualify to run for Alderman. I could have gotten more, but i ran out of paper. Thank you to those of you who sat and spoke with me about your concerns. That is what an Alderman does. He goes out into his ward and listens to his people on the matters that they find important. I will make you one promise and one promise only. If elected, I will NEVER insult your intellegence by promising you something that i am not 100% sure that i can deliver on. I will do everything i can and that all i can do. i will be at your disposal day or night. As Alderman, my job will be to serve you, not the other way around.

Jerry L. Walters, Sr.