February 15, 2016 - A political forum was held at the Sunshine Frontier Cafe in Timpson on Thursday, February 11, 2016. Debra Pate Smith, former Timpson Mayor, spoke with Timpson residents and potential city council and mayor candidates about the city finances, filing to run as a candidate and the importance of backing those seeking election collectively and not splitting the vote.
Yvonne Ramsey, city council member, was also at the event and is running for council once again. Other possible candidates mentioned during the meeting were Tracy Hooper, who may be seeking election as mayor, and Al Skinner who may be running for a council position.
The importance of voting was expressed throughout the event, as with all local elections, one vote can make all the difference in who wins an election.