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Bridgewater-Irving gets our pick for Ward 4 alderman

Being an effective alderwoman requires meeting, connecting, communicating and working with residents to do the public’s business.

To do so, the job requires making oneself available to the community.

Ward 4 incumbent Felicia Bridgewater-Irving faces Brenda Floyd in the general election on Tuesday.

In four years, Bridgewater-Irving has demonstrated her commitment to the city and to her constituents. A strong advocate for safer streets, Bridgewater-Irving has organized a number of Neighborhood Watch groups in her Ward. With area youth, Bridgewater Irving has helped develop a community garden from which produce is distributed to area senior citizens.

Bridgewater-Irving said she is committed to working with Natchez Inc. and wants to help with local economic development efforts.

Republican challenger Brenda Floyd has been a small business owner in the Miss-Lou for more than 30 years. She is the current owner of two local restaurants and two radio stations.

When The Natchez Democrat editorial board invited Floyd to discuss the issues she finds important, Floyd declined saying that she was too busy to sit down and talk. She also commented during the phone call that she did not agree with The Natchez Democrat endorsing candidates.

Floyd’s response is unfortunate and one that questions how accessible she will be to the public, if elected.

In the past four years, Bridgewater-Irving has demonstrated her commitment to the community and her willingness to work hard for the entire community.

Our endorsement goes to Felicia Bridgewater-Irving in the Ward 4 race.