Thursday, June 19, 2008
BULLETIN: ACTIVIST ROGER JOLLEY FILES TO RUN FOR MAYOR OF ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA
Musician, artist and accountant Roger Jolley, who garnered 37% of the vote in 2000, is running for Mayor against incumbent JOSEPH LEROY BOLES, JR. and former Commissioner WILLIAM LENNON. The information was on the Election Supervisor's website this afternoon.
Roger Jolley opposes government misconduct, including the suppression of First Amendment rights by the City of St. Augustine by the likes of City Manager WILLIAM B. HARRISS and City Commissioners. Jolley believes that St. Augustine City Hall is run in violation of federal and state criminal laws -- hence the prison garb he wore to speak to artists and entertainers illegally ousted from St. George Street. For more information, rent J.D. Pleasant's documentary, "St. George Street Saga" at Loose Screws.
A talented pro se litigant, Roger Jolley poses a real threat to the ancien regime in the August 26, 2008 primary -- if he comes in second or first, he can force a runoff on November 4th.
It looks like there will be three candidates in several Commission races, including Mayor, making the August 26th primary a meaningful day for St. Augustinians.