MOBILE, Ala, (WALA) - With only two weeks until the mayoral election, supporters of candidates Sandy Stimpson and Sam Jones are publicly showing their support.
Ministers and pastors stood behind incumbent Mayor Sam Jones Wednesday morning, August 14 at Government Plaza while police officers and firefighters took to the streets waving signs for Stimpson at the intersection of Grelot and Hillcrest roads.
The two groups are publicly endorsing the candidates in hopes of gaining more votes.
Jones said church leaders are integrated into the community and know what needs to happen within the city.
“We have a number of people unemployed, a number below the poverty level and when that change, it's good for the entire community, and they have a real interest in that,” he said.
At Stimpson’s rally, the talk was all about change and the main focus was change within the police department.
"I think this is going to let the community and the citizens here know they're police department thinks Sandy Stimpson is the man to put into that office," said Joseph Kennedy with the Mobile County Law Enforcement Agency.
Both candidates said they were overwhelmed with support from the community.
The mayoral election is August 27.
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A man who bought a bicycle three weeks ago finds out it was originally stolen, according to the original owner who reported it missing in October.
If you were in the Foley area Thursday, you may have seen a helicopter, police and K-9 units. That’s because a store in Foley was robbed this morning at gunpoint. Eventually, the search was called off. The suspect is still on the loose.
Pastor of Lifeway Community Church Mike McPherson says thieves stole presents that would have been given to needy children.
Skies are mostly clear and the breezy north wind is very noticeable this evening. Daytime highs were only in the mid 50’s today. We are expecting a light freeze tonight along and north of I-10. Lows will be near 32 degrees in Mobile. Upper 20’s are possible well inland.