Pine Bluff letter


Go out and vote

Editor, The Commercial:

Congratulations to each candidate that is seeking public office! Each of you deserves a standing ovation for your efforts. Public service is an honor.

I was elected six times to the City Council. I had opposition in four of those races. With the grace of God and the will of the people, I was rewarded for my sincere efforts to help make Pine Bluff a more desirable place to reside in.

I continue to work for the City mentally and sometimes physically. Public service is in my DNA. Work in our community is very essential.

Pay attention to all the races on the national, state, county, and city levels in the upcoming election. The right to vote is a privilege. "One man, one vote!"

As the first female African American elected to the Pine Bluff City Council, my "swan song" was as the lead sponsor of the City Summer Youth Program.

Whereas I have my preferences in the upcoming election, I wish each of you well and God's speed. Each candidate is serious and valuable.

Early voting is Feb. 20 - March 4, 2024, and includes Saturday voting from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All early voting is at the Jefferson County Courthouse. Election day is March 5, 2024. Vote at your local precinct.

Irene Holcomb,

Council Member Emerita

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