The Big Winners – Kevin Jones and Tarrick Pittman

“If your actions inspire others to dream more,                                                                                 learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
John Quincy Adams

Young, smart, articulate, confident, engaging, well-educated, each with personal inspiring stores to tell, Kevin Jones and Tarrick Pittman were big winners on Tuesday.  When you add to that mix the hearts they have to raise people up, especially our youth,  you recognize how fortunate Rocky Mount is to have their commitment to the future.

They both have to be exhausted and disappointed. They worked tirelessly to meet and greet, shake hands, smile, tap dance, and hopefully, find laughter along the way. I know they don’t regret a moment of this effort. They emerged clear winners! What was impressive to me was the plans they clearly put forth to make Ward 1 a better place and all of Rocky Mount. At the ECC Forum, they stood, they spoke, they were prepared, they had at it, and walked away with the respect and admiration of the audience. We can build a future on the likes of these two gentlemen. Integrity intact, having conducted themselves admirably, we congratulate them both on inspiring others to believe that they too can make a difference. I click my heels and salute you.


“Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



3 thoughts on “The Big Winners – Kevin Jones and Tarrick Pittman

  1. I was extremely impressed with Mr. Jones, and with his competitor Mr. Roberson. However, the cynical me (the same one who predicted a Knight victory) has theories about why he was not successful. The Critical Thinking teacher in me can explain why Mr. Pittman did not prevail. However, after getting insulted in the Rocky Mount Concerned Citizens group as badly as I was Wednesday, I will keep them to myself or share them over a chai latte at my favorite coffee house.


  2. Amen to that – I salute them, too! I was so disappointed that enough voters didn’t give them a chance to serve in office for this election, but I hope to see them in office at the next election. And as you said, they both serve this community each day in their efforts – and with intelligence, respect, honesty, and grace.


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