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Unopposed mayor on Jasper’s past, future


John Weaver is running unopposed for another term as Jasper’s mayor this year. In an interview last week, he wasn’t exactly sure how many elections he has won to retain the post, though he remembered that he took office in August 1992.
    At that time, Weaver was running a fitness club and made his first foray into politics to win the open mayor post after another longtime mayor, Lee Newton, died while in office.
    The first election was hard-fought with another former mayor and a council member among the four-person field. Since then Weaver has mostly been unopposed or won handily.

    During an interview at City Hall, Weaver both recapped his long career and looked ahead to the next term.

    See the full story in this week's print or online editions.


Mister Mister
+7 #1 Mister Mister 2015-09-18 11:13
A tyrant and a bully that has provided minimal value to Jasper. Folks in the city should be ashamed that they cannot find a viable candidate. This community is struggling and under performing due to his "management" and his cronies. Hope for a write in candidate or this is his last term.
pinto colvig
+5 #2 pinto colvig 2015-09-18 17:25
looks like Johnny needs to get back in the fitness club. Rubble Smith for Mayor!!!
Rocky Raccoon
-6 #3 Rocky Raccoon 2015-09-21 14:15
Now I'll tell you'ns what. One time me and the mayor had to drive out to texarkana and pick up this load of Coors beer. I was in the 18-wheeler and he was in the Trans-Am. I said to myself right then, any man that'll take a bet on delivery time is crazy and crazy about transportation. I'll bet that is where he got the idea to redo Jasper roads.

Anyway, I say he's done one hell of a good job. I love Jasper and he has been a part of it. Love him or hate him personally, he's been a public servant for us all these past 20 years. You know with him, the town comes first.
Big Frank
-2 #4 Big Frank 2015-09-27 08:43
He's a good un. We need to stick with him. Done more than anyone done around here for Jasper.

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