Magbie seeks seat on Fort Payne council

Picture is Charlene Magbie of Fort Payne

Charlene Magbie announces her candidacy for the Fort Payne City Council.

“I would like to take this opportunity to announce my intention to run for election to the Fort Payne City Council,” she said. “As a proud resident of Fort Payne, and someone with deep roots in the community, I would consider it a high honor to be able to serve the citizens of Fort Payne as a member of your city council.”

Magbie said she has roots in Fort Payne and her job experience will help her as a member of the council.

“I have lived and worked in this community my entire life,” she said. “I am a graduate of Fort Payne High School Class of 1985, and of Northeast Alabama Community College Class of 1987; where I received an Associates in science. For the past fourteen years, I have been employed by Heritage Wire Harness as a customer service representative. In my role as a customer service representative, I am tasked with such responsibilities as account management, and solving customer issues, among many others. I believe the skills that I have acquired over these past fourteen years will serve to make me an able member of your city council.”

The growth of downtown is an important aspect of the council position to Magbie.

“I have witnessed our community grow and move forward over the years,” she said. “If elected I will be dedicated to continuing that growth and forward momentum via the addition of more small businesses in the area and furtherance of the restoration of our beautiful downtown.”

“As a strong voice for all the citizens of Fort Payne; I will strive to continue to bridge the gap between the community and the city government. In addition, I will work to ensure that the community and this new council is prepared to face the many challenges that have presented themselves; such as balancing the safety and health of the community with keeping the city economy strong and moving forward.”

“I would greatly appreciate each and every one of your support and vote in this election.”

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First of all, in my 20 years living here, all I’ve heard from local politicians is Downtown. I owned a business over 17 years in the north end of town. I’m sick and tired of all the focus on downtown. The fact is it looks exactly the same as it did 20 years ago. So that’s 20 years of wasted effort. There are a lot of businesses that are not downtown.

Second, and I hate to bring this up but I feel like in today’s climate I must, do you support blm? If so, I don’t really need to know why. I will just say I won’t vote for anyone that does support blm or antifa. And to me, they are one in the same. And yes, I wouldn’t have asked if you weren’t black. Unfortunately, that’s the world we live in today. Now if you can eloquently state why you do not support blm then your race becomes a non issue to me. I know of a few black Americans that do not support blm. I hope you recognize the reasons why not and that can be put aside. And for those that want to label me a racist, whatever, I don’t care what you call me. I’m an American first and foremost.

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