On Tuesday, August 29th, a landmark decision was rendered by the Louisiana State Court of Appeals that solidified Dr. J. “Spike” Harris as Mayor of Jonesboro. In response to the ruling Mayor Harris has issued the following statement.
In a significant turn of events, the Court of Appeal has rendered a ruling overturning the recall petition of former mayor Leslie Thompson. This decision marks a turning point for our beloved city of Jonesboro, allowing us to move forward and stay focused on the progress and prosperity of our community.
The Court of Appeal thoroughly reviewed the case and carefully considered all aspects before reaching this decision. Their ruling recognizes the importance of maintaining the stability and continuity necessary to drive positive change within our city. With this outcome, the citizens of Jonesboro can rest assured that their voices have been heard and respected.
We extend our thoughts and prayers to former mayor Thompson during his hospitalization. Our community is united in wishing him a swift and full recovery. It is our sincere hope that he finds comfort and strength during this challenging time.
As we look ahead, our collective efforts will remain dedicated to fostering a thriving and inclusive city. We are committed to working tirelessly to address the unique needs and aspirations of our diverse community. Together, we will build a Jonesboro that is resilient, prosperous, and reflective of the hopes and dreams of every resident.
Dr. J. “Spike” Harris
Mayor of Jonesboro
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