Black Community In Phoenix Loses City...

Black Community In Phoenix Loses City Council Seat It Controlled for Nearly 50 Years

There are 2 comments on the Phoenix New Times story from Nov 6, 2013, titled Black Community In Phoenix Loses City Council Seat It Controlled for Nearly 50 Years. In it, Phoenix New Times reports that:

Kate Widland Gallego handily beat her opponent, Pastor Warren Stewart, with nearly 63 percent of the vote to represent District 8, a predominately Latino district.

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Stag_R_Lee

Scottsdale, AZ

#1 Nov 6, 2013
Right, much is due to the influx of Mexicans. That entire area in Phoenix, similar to L.A., is experiencing a dramatic demographic change. Impressive was the disparity in votes, those favoring the newly elected official.
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Another aspect of the campaign was the reliance the Black candidate put on the past. He continuously invoked the tradition of MLK and other nationally known Black leaders; and, he ignored to a large extent the needs of his community. While I would not voted against him, I would have serious concerns about voting for him.

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#4 Nov 7, 2013
Stag_R_Lee wrote:
Right, much is due to the influx of Mexicans. That entire area in Phoenix, similar to L.A., is experiencing a dramatic demographic change. Impressive was the disparity in votes, those favoring the newly elected official.
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Another aspect of the campaign was the reliance the Black candidate put on the past. He continuously invoked the tradition of MLK and other nationally known Black leaders; and, he ignored to a large extent the needs of his community. While I would not voted against him, I would have serious concerns about voting for him.
It's not a Black district anymore it's latino.

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