Escambia County

Proposed T-shirt for District 3 race

April 14, 2012

With Hugh King confused over what Lumon May looks like and not being sure which May family member is actually Lumon May, I’m proposing a campaign t-shirt for the Lumon May for Escambia County Commission, District 3 campaign. It’s a simple design –white shirt with the words: “I’m not Lumon, but I’m voting for him.”

This should relieve Mr. King of his fear of Lumon May impersonators.

  • Michael Brown May 25, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Where can I get one those “Beautiful” T-shirts?..Lumon May is a Friend of mine, BUT, He is also the MOSt PASSIONATE Pensacolians that I know! his LOVE for the people of Pensacola, and more specifically: District3, is UNMATCHED!!!..I Support him, and TRUST that he will ALWAYS do whats RIGHT and in the Best interest of his Contituents.I haveknown LUMON for almost 40(Forty) years, and I know ONE thing for SURE, He(LUMON) is what Pensacola, District 3, and Florida need more of: HIGH Character, GOD-Fearing, Hardworking, Family Oriented Public Servants. I Hope and Pray that District 3 Supports LUMON’s effort to become THEIR next County Commissioner. I live in Orlando, but have come HOME to Pensacola to SUPPORT LUMON MAY on several occasions,hosted a fundraiser to show my/OUR COMMITMENT to my FRIEND/Brother from Another Mother..LUMON MAY 2012…LET’S GOOOOO. Titans4Life(T4L)..THE Alumni Assn of WJ Woodham HS.(SHAMELESS Plug..lol) MBrown.

  • Dale Parker April 15, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    OK I get it that you support May, and that is OK! I for one question why he felt the need to slap King on the back. Why did he feel the need to agitate King? This is the questionable judgement in which I cannot get around.

    As for Whitehouse ties, well after the little fiasco in South America and the current state of our country I am not sure that is something I would run around bragging about. Further, he may not have Whitehouse ties come November, we have an election for the President too as you might consider.

    Rick, obviously though you can support anyone you like. It just makes me a little concerned about his actions and the fact that old Downtown establishment is backing him. My question is, what do they want?

    • Rick Outzen April 16, 2012 at 4:34 am

      Dale,
      According to witnesses, Lumon May did not slap Mr. King on the back. What they have said in sworn statements to investigators is that they saw King hit May hard enough that the blow moved him. I was told the night of the event that King hit him twice.

      I will always respect a man protecting his family. May is doing that by turning the issue over to the authorities. I see nothing questionable in his actions.

      You wrote earlier about District 3 needing a leader who can bring resources to it. The diversity and depth of May’s contributors are assets in bringing any resources to District 3. His relationships with the state and national Democratic parties are also assets—as are his White House connections. Since a good part of District 3 is inside the city limits, May’s relationship with Mayor Hayward, whom he has known since childhood, is also an asset.

      Which candidate do you think can bring more resources to the district?

      People recognize District 3 and the county need strong leadership. They give money to those they believe can provide it. There are no strings attached to the checks.

      To whom have you written a check for, Mr. Parker? When you wrote your check, what did you ask for?

      Thank you for writing. I look forward to your reply.

  • Jay Bradshaw April 14, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    From what I have heard the hearing on the 11th was nothing more than a waste of taxpayer money, think you Rev. King.
    Mr. Parker you may want to stop by and get to know Lumon and what he stands for. He is an up and coming star in our community and local politics. He is what we need not only for District 3 but also for the Escambia County Commission.

  • Richard Hawkins April 14, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Dale clearly does not know Lumon May. If we had more of his ilk, this community would be a much nicer place to live.

  • L.Laird April 14, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Size 3X please,want to be seen, even if the looker eye sight is a little glazed over…

  • Dale Parker April 14, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    How about “I started it, but Hugh King finished it”!!!

    Or

    How about this one, “Come on in, there is plenty of room in the District 3 Child Care”

    Rick, it seems that you have hitched your wagon to Lumon, however, he has his baggage too! It is not disputed that he started this little school yard fight which in my opinion makes his fitness of a candidate questionable. However, looking at who has given him money though he seems to be the favorite of the downtown crowd.

    I personally think that District 3 needs a strong leader. Someone that can both produce for District 3 and build some pride in their district. Crime is through the roof there, murder is out of control, drugs are rampant … they need someone that will ensure that this district will get the resources they need.

    Neither of these men are that person!

    • Rick Outzen April 14, 2012 at 2:56 pm

      Dale,
      Lumon did not start any fight @ Zion Hope, nor did May retaliate after being struck by Mr. King. Hugh King hit him, according to witnesses. May took him outside to get him away from the children at the event. I shook Mr. King’s hand when he returned to the gym. King’s eyes were glazed over and he smelled of alcohol.

      I strong disagree with your assessment that Lumon May can’t get the district the resources that it needs. He is the only candidate with direct ties to the White House and party leaders in Tallahassee. He led with his brother and other ministers a job fair that led to several people from District 3 getting hired by the Blue Wahoos. He led the effort in the district to get Mayor Ashton Hayward elected mayor. May’s ability to raise money from across the county and community–from blacks and whites–proves that he can connect with even greater resources to improve District 3.

      White House, State Capital, City of Pensacola and business community—-who else in the Democratic primary, Mr. Parker, can bring these resources to bear in District 3? Marie Young has been a dismal failure —as proven by the decline in the District 3 since she was given the office by Gov. Jeb Bush. Hugh King, Jewel Cannada Wynn and other elected officials have had their chance and did little. While they collected salaries and titles, Lumon toiled in the gyms, community center, ball parks and football fields helping thousands of children.

      I proudly support Lumon May.

  • Moose April 14, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Or how about: “I got attacked by Hugh King and all I got was this t-shirt”

  • Dave April 14, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Sweet, where do I get one?