Taylor told the BND he withdrew because the city is $5.5 million in debt with there is no economic plan, in addition to being three years behind fiscal audits and considering laying off police officers and firefighters this summer.<br><br>“No developer is going to come into the community with the city in a fiscal crisis. They have no money. There are no new businesses coming to town, there is no money to pay for public services. It doesn’t matter who becomes the mayor, they’ll have to deal with these issues. There is no economic plan for this community. I withdrew because the city is too far in the hole,” Taylor said.<br><br>Who are the candidates still running?<br>Candidates in the East St. Louis mayoral race now include: incumbent Emeka Jackson-Hicks, Carl Officer, Eastern and Darnell Thompson.<br><br>Officer said he’s running for mayor because he disagrees will all the candidates on how the city ought to be run. He added voters can expect him to “be honest, pay the city’s bills on time, not to to be controlled by politics and not to lie to people about the government.””<br><br>^^^ Not lie to the people about government? 🤣

Taylor told the BND he withdrew because the city is $5.5 million in debt with there is no economic plan, in addition to being three years behind fiscal audits and considering laying off police officers and firefighters this summer.

“No developer is going to come into the community with the city in a fiscal crisis. They have no money. There are no new businesses coming to town, there is no money to pay for public services. It doesn’t matter who becomes the mayor, they’ll have to deal with these issues. There is no economic plan for this community. I withdrew because the city is too far in the hole,” Taylor said.

Who are the candidates still running?
Candidates in the East St. Louis mayoral race now include: incumbent Emeka Jackson-Hicks, Carl Officer, Eastern and Darnell Thompson.

Officer said he’s running for mayor because he disagrees will all the candidates on how the city ought to be run. He added voters can expect him to “be honest, pay the city’s bills on time, not to to be controlled by politics and not to lie to people about the government.”"

^^^ Not lie to the people about government? 🤣

Two mayoral candidates drop out, citing ‘political machine’ and state of East St. Louis

There will be no primary before the April 2019 municipal election in the Southern Illinois city after two hopefuls quit the race because of the political machine and the financial crisis facing the community.
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