A message from Phil
Because of your tremendous support in the May 7 Republican primary, we won a decisive victory. I will greatly appreciate that same support and confidence in the general election.
And that’s today — June 4th.
June 4th is here! The polls open from 7AM – 7PM and I need your support to win the election. Absentee ballots are available at City Hall now.
Plan to join Kathy and me tonight as we celebrate both the election process and victory. Our election celebration will be at our home, 301 Jefferson Street, beginning at 7PM.
I hope to see you there. And, thanks, once again, for your vote!
A message from Phil:
Thank you for your tremendous support in the May 7 Republican primary. We won a decisive victory and I sincerely appreciate your support and confidence. However, the election process is not over yet, the June 4 general election is just around the corner.
Please mark your calendar for June 4 and go that day to vote. The polls open from 7AM – 7PM and I need your support to win the election. Absentee ballots are available at City Hall now.
Plan to join Kathy and me on election night as we celebrate both the election process and victory. We will host an election celebration at our home, 301 Jefferson Street, beginning at 7PM. I hope to see you there.
And now a word from one of his most ardent supporters:
“Vote for my Pops May 7. Pretty Please.”
At the end of the day…it’s all about results. Tuesday night May 7 about 6 pm, Kathy and I cordially invite friends and supporters to drop by our home at 301 Jefferson in Olde Towne and visit with us as the election results come in. We are both very grateful for your encouragement, your support and your vote!
A Message From Phil
As I continue my campaign through neighborhoods – knocking on doors and talking with the homeowners – many are expressing concerns about our city and its future and asking how I will address them as your Mayor. I will use this format to address those questions. Today I will address police and safety.
Clinton’s location next to West Jackson and the crime it produces is a common concern. To address this concern, I will add 15 police officers (at a rate of 5 new officers per year over the first 3 years of my term) to beef up patrolling efforts and overall crime prevention. This includes equipping and training all officers on the force to the highest standards to maximize their ability to protect all citizens. In addition, I will assure all public safety officers (as well as all other City employees) salaries reflect the sacrifices and service they perform. A well-paid and well-trained force assures us of the best protection possible. Join me in this effort and we can build the Clinton we all want and deserve.
Central Mississippi Planning and Development
Phil Fisher has been appointed to the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District’s South Central Workforce Board of Commissioners. Read More
I believe Clinton’s next Mayor must articulate a vision, demonstrate transparency and show a record of accomplishments. Throughout a lifetime of key leadership positions in business, elected politics and in military responsibilities, I believe I have developed the leadership skills and managerial techniques vital to move our city forward. That is why I am running for Mayor of Clinton.
I call my vision the “5 Pillars Plan,” and it covers Education, Economic Development, Quality of Life, Historic Preservation and a Volunteer Spirit. As we strengthen these “5 Pillars,” we strengthen our City. Read more below.
A letter from Phil
Over the last twenty years, our City has grown and prospered into a community that values the past while moving into the future. Today we find ourselves asking the question “What’s next?” I believe that Clinton is primed for another period of growth and prosperity, but we must determine where we want to go.
In order to prepare for the next 20 years, Clinton needs a person with far-reaching vision as its next Mayor. We face many challenges, both inside of Hinds County and outside of Hinds County, as communities compete over future residents and businesses. Clinton needs Strategic Leadership to project an encompassing vision. I propose to accomplish this by developing a plan that maps out a progressive future and our interesting past. I call this plan the “5 Pillars Plan” and it covers Education, Economic Development, Quality of Life, Historical Preservation, and a Volunteer Spirit. As we strengthen these “5 Pillars”, we strengthen our City.
I am running for the Mayor of Clinton because I have the experience at governing at the City and County levels, the experience of working with large groups of people, and planning and implementing strategic vision.
While an Alderman, I joined with the new Mayor and with the other Aldermen and voted to begin construction of the Clinton Parkway. I also led the fight to budget $500,000 p/y in street paving – a budget item kept in place throughout my time as an Alderman. I re-established the Parks and Recreation Board and supported fiscally conservative budgets.
In 2007, many Clintonians approached me to run for Hinds County District Four Supervisor. I accepted the challenge and received 62% of the vote. In 2011, I was re-elected without opposition. Serving on the Board of Supervisors presented many challenges (and opportunities for growth) dealing with issues pertaining to the budget and the overall direction of Hinds County. I believe that the taxpayers have a right to be as informed as possible, so I initiated a monthly newspaper article explaining the County actions and my thoughts on those actions. Because I believe in total transparency, I made it a point to tell District 4 readers where I stood on the issues and how I voted. I presented numerous thoughts for public discussion and always encouraged feedback from those interested in the topic. I always thought through the issue/vote as well as the second and third level effects of that issue/vote. It is vital for all elected officials to understand the immediate effects and the future effects of an issue before voting to put them in motion. I stood up for the 4th District to defend those values I was elected to uphold and never played the “go along to get along” game.
In 2011, a number of Clintonians asked me run for Mayor. I am humbled by their confidence and belief in me. My 20+ years of elected service taught me the importance of responding to the needs of the public and I take pride in responding to all inquiries the day received. I believed in transparency in government and willingly give information to the taxpayer/press in order to allow an informed discussion of all issues. I believe City Government must work in cooperation, not conflict, with all interested in the community if the City is to move forward in a balanced way. Gathering information from those involved/effected and taking their thoughts into the process is not only a fundamental part of our government, but also a vital part of success within the community. Clinton must have a Mayor willing and able to work with all areas of interest if we are to experience a balanced, inclusive growth. I pledge an open, inclusive government focused on advancing our community and establishing Clinton as the most desirable place to live.
I served two tours in a combat zone, 12 months in Operation Iraqi Freedom and 10 months in Operation Enduring freedom. Both times I was in command of troops engaged in the fight. In addition during both tours I worked with Officers two ranks above me on the strategic needs of the Theater. During Operation Enduring Freedom, I commanded 43,000 Soldiers, sailors, Airman, Marines, civilian contractors and government civilians – the largest command by any Mississippian in the history of our State.
I ask you to review my qualifications and the “5 Pillars Plan”. I also ask you review the newspaper articles written during my terms as your County Supervisor to show my efforts to keep you informed and maintain transparency by elected officials. After review, I ask that you contact me with issues important to you so that we can begin the process of moving Clinton into the future. Finally, I ask for your support and vote in the May 2013 Republican Primary.
I believe Clinton is primed for a great future and is ready to leap into the next 20 years. We need a mayor with strategic vision who is set to lead the City into the future. We also need a Mayor with the enthusiasm to work each day for the benefit of all in the community. Together we can accomplish anything we decide to do.