Editor, The Commercial:

Editor, The Commercial:

Over the past several weeks, numerous individuals have called to express their support and give me words of encouragement. I dare not try to list the name of each individual because I would omit someone. I would like to take this time to say thank you to each member of the Pine Bluff City Council for their vote of confidence on February 13, 2012. Many thanks go out to the many pastors and preachers who stood with me and to the various community leaders who supported me. My sincere thanks to the citizens of Pine Bluff who prayed for me, encourage me and wished me well. I want to say thank you to my pastor, Rev. Johnny Smith Jr., and church family (Shiloh M.B. Church) for their support. I thank my wife and other family members for standing by me. But above all, I thank the almighty God for his many blessings that I, even now, enjoy.

I will forever be most appreciative of your continued support as I strive to make the City of Pine Bluff and Jefferson County a better place to live for all citizens.

Ivan Whitfield

Pine Bluff