Two of 5 council seats had no opposition, Place 3, Jimmy Conyers, the best one of the last council will serve 4 more years. Place 2, Cory Martin, the first African American to be elected to council, he had no opposition. Congratulations to both.
That leaves the infamous three B’s, Burrell, Boone and Brown trying to convince everyone that they are better than slice bread. Each one of them has used his office for personal gain. They are CATALYST make no mistake they have cost taxpayers millions. Why any woman would vote for anyone of these three sexist hypocrites is beyond me.
Jack Burrell, the absolute worst elected official in Baldwin County will face Deb Hopkins. Jack facing a woman, how sweet it is. Jack the bully of women is now going to feel their wrath. Jack was also the major supporter of Sen. Pittman getting city debris removal contracts.
Kevin Boone, grandfather CATALYST has so many LLC’s that link him to developers, and good ole boys that it is obvious, his interest, is his personal gain. His opponent is Joshua Gammon a young man with Fairhope at heart, not LLC’s. Trade the old for the new.
Robert Brown, who fleeces his hometown, will face off against Howell Gibbens. Brown has a pending Attorney General Complaint and Ethics complaint lodged against him for using his office for personal gain. He is an avid supporter of developers, not citizens. A true blue CATALYST supporter.
These three councilmen have run rouge on the council for four years and have cost the city millions. Make no mistake if you want to escape the CATALYST good ole boys, the three B’s need to go.
The Mayors race is a BP story in itself. First we have a candidate who’s major claim to fame is that he worked for BP during the BP Oil Spill. He was involved in fraud investigation. However he knows nothing of the fraud that Fairhope Mayor Cant pulled off with his mistress of propaganda and Sen. Boom Boom Pittman.
This guy with the paddle board wants us to believe he can spread peace and harmony, just with his presence. His campaign sounds like he got mixed up and thought he was running for a position on Jimmy Buffet’s band. His BP connections and Sherry sitting on his paddle board are going to sink him.
The CATALYST entree for mayor is Sherry Sullivan, disgruntled fired employee who sued the city, settled out of court and never explained anything to the citizens of Fairhope. Now she is running on vindictive gas provided by CATALYST. Sherry was the Mistress of propaganda for then Mayor Cant. She lied and help cover up the BP fraud and the issues of infrastructure. Sherry represents CATALYST, she was fired for insubordination and Fairhope city employees do not want to see her return. Sherry has a trunk full of baggage and allegations of her past relationship with the former Mayor have already surfaced on social media. When you burn bridges karma will get ya. Never run for office out of vindictiveness. Sherry represent the status quo, CATALYST, which is a minority in Fairhope.
Sullivan emphasized the importance of focusing on the city’s workforce.
Over the past several years, Fairhope has lost numerous employees to retirement, termination or simply leaving for better pay or working conditions. Our workforce is the backbone of our community. Fairhope employees have built this community and continue to serve us with their expertise and dedication. Fairhope must ensure a stable workforce with commensurate pay, benefits and working conditions,” Sullivan said.
Sherry is nuts “importance of workforce” what the hell. She was fired along with her two CATALYST sisters who were not preforming their duties as employees. The current workforce is far better off, since the three princess were fired. Sherry’s last job, in the last administration was running the rec center, she failed at that job and was transferred back to Mistress of Propaganda where she succeeded. Sherry is covered in BP oil. A vote for Sherry is a vote for Cant and her plan is to appoint Cant to a city position immediately, that my friends is taking Fairhope backwards.
What about Mayor Wilson what has she got to do with BP. First she stopped Jack Burrell and the Council from continuing to give State Senator boom boom Pittman preferred city contracts for debris removal.
Second she secured 18 million in BP restore act funds. These funds are being used for sewer upgrades that have been in need of repair for years.
Third is the 6.2 million dollar grant from BP for the Waterfront.
Forth: Mayor Wilson kept her promise to citizens:
Promises Made – Promises Kept
End Wasteful Spending & Restore Fiscal Health
Four years ago, the city was running an annual $6 Million deficit, making payments on millions of dollars of debt, and requiring most of the profits from our Utility department to subsidize its budget.
Today, the City is fiscally self-reliant, paid off long-term debt, increased combined City/Utility cash funds by almost 60% leaving our gas, electric, water and wastewater utilities the ability to finally afford its long-ignored maintenance and upgrade needs.
In addition, my administration obtained $18M in RESTORE funds, most of which will be invested in sewer system upgrades and a sewer overflow prevention plan along the Eastern Shore – money citizens will save in sewer rate increases.
This is what fiscal responsibility looks like and will continue under my leadership as a fiscal conservative with ~30 years experience in Finance & Business Management.
This is a promise – like the ones I made in 2016 for which I delivered. Let’s stay the course moving forward together.
Vote KarinForFairhope.org August 2th
So the guy on the paddle board worked for BP investigating fraud, but could not find it and Sherry covered up the fraud.
On the other hand Mayor Wilson secures 18 million dollars legitimately for Fairhope from BP and stops corrupt politicians from profiting from good ole boy deals. That is a fact JACK.
If you are new in town vote Sherry. Ripp is senile.
If you are new then DO listen to Ripp. I can bet I have been in this town decades longer than Andrews and will testify to what Ripp claims.
Ripp has exposed more corruption than anyone else. If Ripp is a little crazy which makes him fearless to the corrupt politicians. Ripp has been threatened to be thrown in jail by the Corrupt City Politicians. Did Ripp run and hide? No, Ripp sued – AND WON.
To others he may seem crazy or senile but actually he is passionate and fearless.
Catalyst Crooks, Why do you bother reading Ripp’s blog? Must be threatened by it. Go read your own: The Baldwin Insider. Sherry wrote for this Catalyst nonsense years ago.It would suit you better.
Sherry was not in charge of utilities and did not cover up anything. And I also have to wonder why you expect an employee who was fired and settled a lawsuit has anything to explain to the citizens. If you are no longer a public figure, then why would you? The council or mayor could have explained but I’m a sure that was discouraged by the attorneys.
Sherry is a Catalyst! She is using Boone to run her campaign. These two things are prima facia evidence that she is either corrupt or is being controlled by those that are corrupt
Now let’s hear your comeback on this
Easy comeback. . Proof of catalyst. Proof of Boone Consulting. Trump is a racist. Biden is an idiot. None of these are “sufficient to establish a fact”. Your turn.
Sherry is a Catalyst. She has hired Boone – or should I say the Catalysts have sponsored her- to run
There are four candidates. This is a Catalyst ploy to split votes and force a runoff
That is how Elliot got in. Catalyst will run a third candidate to split votes
Your turn now, Prima Facia
I was there, Sherry knew all about the BP fraud, she did what cant said and discredited the fraud as a misunderstand. She and her “sisters” did everything CATALYST and the council told them to do, until they got fired. Sherry has a high school education, if elected she will position Cant as a utility director or city manager, wake up these people are CATALYST.
I was also there…40 hours per week. This is not accurate and education is irrelevant in the points you are trying to make.
Yeah yeah. She only has a high school education or so you say. She could have a PhD and it still won’t matter
Sullivan is a Catalyst who will work for the developers
Education does not matter? you must be CATALYST! So a college degree in business administration, which the Mayor has is the same as a High School education? Fairhope is going to need a lot more than a fired, disgruntled employee with a high school education as a Mayor.
What does the job description of Mayor require?
Dear Catalysts, Corte, developers, and good ole boys:
We know you read this blog. In your greed to overdevelopment you failed to consider that as you overdeveloped this area you would bring in more voters who wanted to shut the door behind them. Now you have it where you cannot control all the voters with your Catalyst campaign clique now known as Boone Consulting. Imagine that Ripp made you have to change your name. And you all say nobody listens to Ripp. You sure do ha!
I have watched over the years as you all have pillaged this place. May you experience a building bubble and it pops on you
But it already did with Corte because he went bankrupt
Full time CEO/administrator of the City. Runs day-to-day business, creates and manages the budget. She also hires and fires. Hires qualified professionals. Fires under-qualified political pawns.
Mayor Wilson has a Finance degree and brought about fiscal health this term for the first time in Fairhope’s history.
I hope that everyone understands what is really at stake here!
Sherry says “ she knows how city government should be work, about how building relationships is important in order to get things done “ …. WELL FOLKS, YES SHE DOES!!!
She was a huge part of the Kant regime that was full of corruption, did work and favors for wealthy people and maintained these poisonous relationships that were good for the administration but not good for the city. The prior administration had a cottage industry going; among them they billed legal hours and hours and hours on issues that could have been sewn up in one hour. They had a money making machine going, and a license to steal. By the way, honk when you drive by Hand Arendale’s law office on the corner of Section and Magnolia? Oh! Is it not there anymore? Wonder if she will put those folks back into play?
She was a player in not investing in our infrastructure and keeping it up to standards, giving contracts to friends. SHE was part of the problem! SHE WAS AND IS ON THAT TEAM!
After Wilson was elected, Sherry kept in her position because of Wilson’s olive branch to the old Kant regime – she intended on keeping every department head in place. Some of these folks couldn’t seem to accept that Karin was their boss. They seemed to think it was more important to be disruptive and sneaky and try and put their feet in the sand to make Wilson look bad. Is that how you build relationships? By being passive aggressive and then playing the victim???? That is EXACTLY how she played it.
She drug poor Joseph, the vulnerable and kind Chief of Police,up in front of the City Council, with her other fired department heads, she orchestrated the town leaders to speak on Joseph’s behalf, Jack a** B tore up his letter of resignation and the whole town applauded. It was grandstanding, USING Joseph as a means to embarrass and humiliate Mayor Wilson. But, there were so many of us who could see through this drama. Joseph himself, was unaware that he told the tale when he said he called Mayor Kant to tell him he was resigning. Well, Kant was not your boss any longer. That seems to have been a theme. The couldn’t quit Kant.
They couldn’t be positive and accept change and work with their new boss. They would rather have seen Wilson fail so they cut off their noses to spit their faces. And drama is what they LOVE!!!!
They don’t care about Fairhope as much as they care about themselves and what they can do for the good ol’ boys!
Wilson thought that they could all be adults and work together. She had EVERY RIGHT, to replace Sherry and the others on day one. Yet Sherry persists in defining herself as the “fired” candidate.
You never entered the Mayor Kant’s office without Sherry being there and two steps behind to sniff out everyone’s business. “ Is there anything I can do to help?” was ALWAYS her spew.
Do we really want to go back to that select group of people who have been here for generations and their machine is for themselves and not the citizens of Fairhope as a whole. Do we really want the current council to continue to be openly rude and condescending and disrespectful to the person we selected as our Mayor?
I know that Sherry fans represent the scorned group of Kant supporters. Know this: this same group unknowingly let Kant and company get away with #*#*# , *€€£% as long as they hugged them on the street and asked them, “how’s your mother!”
But make NO MISTAKE Kant and company were in these positions because they were PAID to be there. Sherry was PAID good money to DEDICATE her life to living Fairhope. Heck, if I had been paid that much, so would I and so would you.
So please consider the positive changes that Karin has made, despite the ugliness and less than decent treatment she has received.
In spite of their powerful and cruel opposition, Mayor Wilson has: balance the budget, made infrastructure improvements and has the plans waiting to be approved to continue, written and received grants for infrastructure, received grants for ongoing projects, been fair to all people, created a city marina is now run by the City along with capital improvements made- just to name a few- promises made promises kept
Supporting Karin Wilson for a job well done !
You really give her a lot of credit that is undue. You clearly know a lot of the inner workings of the City but maybe not the control the prior mayor had.
Wow I learned a lot just on this thread!
Why not call all this out so everyone in Fairhope can read too!??????
Yes you were there. I agree. But you only saw and heard what you wanted to. I could say all kinds of things but I won’t. Never trust a dude with a toe ring.
Hey No Rings” Get that ring of you nose before you expect us to listen to you. Get real. You are living in the Stone Age. So what does a toe ring have to do with anything. You are such a small little pimple on a gnats ass. Get real!
Boone has a nipple ring.
Fairhope is the fastest growing city in AL. It is bulging at the seams.
The council now has to convince these new residents to vote for them.
Even though there record is crap.
The city council made money off all this growth and doesn’t care about the way they let this town grow the way it did
They want to get re-elected so they can make more money off of letting the developers rape this town
The present city council are pimps for the developers as they traffic this town to the predatory developers
Ripp, you mentioned Sherry has a high school education? Which shouldn’t matter but???? The does have a MASTERS DEGREE in screwing the good people of Fairhope, covering up for sorryasses like Jack Burrell and Tim Kant as well as ripping off the City of Fairhope and she and everyone know this.
Now that Sherry has thrown her hat in, the truth will come out. It will be shocking if she can walk away from this after the embarrassment. I used to work for her. She is a bully and takes credit for everyone’s ideas.
She also worked for catalyst before, during last election and after Mayor Wilson took office! There was no chance the City would have accomplished what it has with her insubordinate ass still in place.
The choice is clear – elect Wilson as a proven leader or Sullivan as a proven politician for special interests.
I too have worked with this person. She lacks the scruples needed to speak truthful to the people
And an example would be????
To cancel culture no more?
If you are asking for an example then all you need is that she is a Catalyst, worked for Kant, and was owned by the developers
That is all you need
The group that is running her is crooked and that is all
Anyone would need unless you are a Catalyst yourself
Face it, catalysts, you guys have been found out and the people in this town have become aware of how you operate
B O O M
What idea was stolen from you?
Our town was stolen by the developers. May they all rot in Hell
Out with the B. B. B. Bullies – Boone, Burrell and Brown. “Three sexist hypocrites” lol. Tell it like it is Ripp!
Sherry is best buds with them all too.
It’s the truth. Fairhope Employees are 100 percent behind Mayor Wilson. When Sherry was in a position of power she abused it. Not only did she take from the taxpayers wallet, she hired her friends in positions and gave unmerited raises. Her best interest is not the City of Fairhope. Mayor Wilson has proven herself by digging Fairhope out of a financial hole, the hole dug by Kant and
Sherry. Sherry, next time you wonder why you were fired, you shouldn’t go around town M-Fing the boss. Glad taxpayers could bail you out once again. Crazy how someone can sue the City and then turn around and run for Mayor.
100 percent? That’s an absolute. I was on a job site today and the employees present could not wait for Sherry.
Catalyst lying propaganda. Probably posted by Boone. He has no soul nor a conscious. This is what a Hell-bound person looks like
I guess your talking about city council members. I guess there the employees your talking about that can’t wait for sherry
I would sure like to meet this person who said Fairhope employees want Sherry. You’re in denial. Obviously you never worked for her. She is the most egotistical person I’ve ever met. Trust me all those posts are true. I need to speak up for my fellow co-workers. Please, vote for Karin. By the way, we all could get fired by Sherry, but at this point no one cares. At this point it makes me sick that the people we work so hard day in and day out for would even consider Sherry. Slap in the face.
You are incorrect.
I WORK FOR THE CITY AND I CAN TELL YOU WE ALL LOVE KARIN
We know Sherry Sullivan to be a sellout for outsiders
Too bad most of you can’t vote
City employees do not want Scary Sherry or the three B’s
Most people don’t quit their job to run for mayor. Weird. Who is paying Sullivan’s bills in the time being?
I would bet Catalyst and the developers are paying Sullivan The good ole boys are so linked with her
Didn’t she get a settlement for being such a “victim” of Wilson’s so called abuse? — when it more than likely was her behavior that would have justified her firing. But then again, she knows how government works….
Fairhope employees will leave. A lot of employees agree our benefits are second to none however working for sherry a second time around isn’t worth it. She is a bully
And how many have already left for better jobs???
Irony is justice sometimes. Think about it. Jack and the B’s flooded FH with new development. Now there are 10,000 new voters who want fairhope to stop growing so they can enjoy it. Hard to convince folk to vote against their families. The only people voting against Karin are the old money who want to sell land and develop.
I’m sure the Cortes are paying her bills! I used to work for Sherry as well and she is definitely a bully. She picks and chooses who does and does not have to (namely her good friends) follow the rules. She lacks integrity and if she wins you can guarantee the City will be inundated with more of Corte’s building projects. She is a bitter old hag who has never married and she has no life because she spent 17 years kissing former Mayor Kant’s ass.
She deserves something for being with Kant all these years.
A guess that’s waiting for her after the election.
If that is your argument there are 100s of employees that have something deserving coming their way.
A friend pointed this post out to me. I did NOT post this and having lived only here 3 years, don’t know the backstory on any of it or personally know any of the players. Either someone is maliciously posting using other people’s names or this entire site is bogus. The owner might consider doing due diligence and ensuring/verifying that a post is real. To whomever posted in my name, use your own if you have any integrity or character although that seems unlikely. To the owner, you are perpetrating fraud by allowing people to post using other people’s names.
I heard lastnight Burrell is super mad about the black on the council. Ripp got together with that guy and they pulled a real doozy.
Jack Burrell is a perfect example of someone being a racist and thinking women are a lower class than men. Just listen and watch how the people of Fairhope are speaking and acting. All the crap that Burrell has put us through, not to mention what racist Boone as too. Watch and see! Fairhope people are FINALLY waking up. Hooray Fairhope Citizens!!! It’s finally happening!
I take no credit for Cory Martin being elected. His opponent, a class act, withdrew leaving no opposition. Congratulations to both men.
Burrell does not like his little Clique is in danger of being broken up
He has ruined Fairhope so he could make money off of Corte and DR Horton
He won’t acknowledge this because he thinks it will go away but more and more people are mad at him, Catalyst, Corte, and the rest of the cheap homebuilders
Please think of city employees. We had sherry once. Please not again
CATALYST has money. That land deal kickback funded the three bees and sherrys campaign.
Please vote for Sherry. I’m employed by Riviera. We don’t want her back. Fairhope deserves her.
I would love to talk crap about my boss and win 100 thousand dollars. Then run for her job. What a city
Sherry Sullivan is grossly unqualified to be Mayor of Fairhope. She was in bed with Kant during his reign in which all of the utilities revenue was diverted away from maintenance and improvements. She & Burrell are reputed to be best friends so they will join hands to destroy the city while lining their own pockets. I am aware that many people have issues with Mayor Wilson even though she has fought hard to deliver on her campaign promises of repairing infrastructure and trying to manage growth. Sherry Sullivan was a cheerleader for all of the apartments and the mess that we now have. Vote for John Manelos to continue working hard for the City and its residents.
The so-called BP guy (John Manelos) knew all about Tripp Pittman and the BS that was going on. Had never said a word about it as far as I know! Hummmm? Sherry Sullivan has people who don’t know the real truth about her a little excited that she is running….then depression set in….sued the City of Fairhope and got a large settlement from us taxpayers as well as knew all about the BP scam going on….hummm….never said anything either. That’s just what I know about these two candidates….hummmm…why would we want either one of these??! Hey Sherry, I miss the days when I used to see you and Kant slipping around town together after 10pm!!! Hummmm? All you low life’s that want to comment on this post cannot say anything about this is not true…you can but you’ll be fibbing….you wouldn’t do that would you…Hummm too funny
Mabel is needs to go back to BP and leave Fairhope alone. I hate Yankees coming in from their trashed places thinking they know so much when they have ruined their own towns and want to come to our town
The bees are buzzing.
Soon will be swatted.
Ripp is gunning for them.
Where does Sherry Sullivan get her hair done? I need some of what she’s getting.
Tim Kant cuts it.
Can’t Cuts: Andrea Faust Barbershop
The BP guy on a paddle board tried to get an ordinance passed for dogs to be allowed in restaurants. Even the worst council in Fairhope history refused to get on his paddle board for that. People are dying in Baldwin County, others have major health issues,TODAY, from BP chemicals and oil. BP ignored the fraud and threw money at everyone, as a solution. The BP paddle board guy has blown these issues aside. What about the hundreds of anchors and thousands of feet of chain cable and rope used to secure boom, that Pittman and Cant just cut free to remain in the bay.If you were in this area during the oil spill and experienced the financial and emotional hit Baldwin County and its citizens experienced, then you would NEVER vote for a BP guy with a paddle board.
That is the problem,Ripp: So many people who will be voting and they have not been in this town long enough to know all the backstory
So Catalyst will hang their cheap signs and run their candidates in an at-large configuration to keep the voters ignorant
I hope Catalyst comes to an end and I hope the developers who finance it go broke
Corte went broke but he is still unrepentant
To the Editor: Many of us here in Fairhope like to take our dogs to outdoor restaurants. Mr. Manelos was definitely not advocating for dogs INSIDE of restaurants. Venues such as Sunset Pointe with large outdoor dining spaces have always welcomed well-behaved dogs. Also, trying to tie Manelos to the oil spill is akin to saying that every single employee of the City of Fairhope, including Mayor Wilson, is dumping millions of gallons of sewage into the bay constantly. Surely you see the problem in trying to paint everyone with the same brush……just as there are certainly some who work for the City that hate seeing the Bay polluted with sewage, there are many who worked for BP, including Manelos, that were devastated by the oil spill. Also, I think our Mayor and City Council hired Pittman, not BP.
What I am saying is BP is “TOXIC” As far as the sewage that was the last mayor this Mayor has moved forward with see the Fairhope infrastructure plan which never existed before Mayor Wilson The paddle board guy should have run for council.
Well said Georgia. A lot of these comments and statements in the blog are broad brush and not all are accurate. I hope everyone takes the time to talk to each candidate.
That is not a qualifier for Mayor. To include this in accomplishments says something about how little he knows about community involvement.
Compare BP guy with Corrupt BP girl to this:
Mayor Wilson has been Fairhope’s biggest cheerleader for a long time. The things she accomplished before she took office demonstrate her commitment to our community.
Georgia, keep your fu$&ing dogs at home along with your petty golf carts. Dammit, I like to live amongst a city where I could enjoy the company of nice friendly people and not worry about all the bitching and moaning about ones dog or golf cart or just how much money one has while. Oh well, there same people among with their friends who they have convinced to move here from all over the country now want to basically tell us to kiss their asses and they want to run things their way!! I call BS!
Let me be the first to welcome you to the United States of America. Where you are free to move about your own country and vote how you wish. I’m sorry, show us on the doll where the dog hurt you.
Karin Wikson had nothing to do with Pittman. All Kant and council.
I am sure she has the insurance fraud thing down pat.
All this is such a fun read and great to sit back and observe.
Barry Manelow will never make it. Sherry for a fair future for Fairhope!!
Lloyd, Sherry cannot gold a candle to Karin
Sherry is being enough by Catalyst.
Until you can answer why she is a Catalyst, you cannot convince me and many others why Sherry Sullivan even deserves a single vote
I bet you will not answer to why she is using Catalyst because Catalysts never answer to why they are Catalysts
Robert Brown got two local govt contracts and built his dream home. On our dime.
How stupid is that?
Ripp….u know who I am, we were once friends and I miss my friend….u have never supported or approved of any elected official in fairhope since u moved here. U created Burrell and this current council because u disapproved of everyone, went after all of them with a ” full metal jacket”. The only person u ever supported was Karin (Mosher) but refuse to comprehend u r being used because of your blog. U said u “quit” after next election…why? U will ansolutely never be satisfied until everyone agrees with u…u faught in Vietnam but have morphed into a government loving to be controlled follower….so disappointed in u and Warner, who manages your site and posts….
I have supported dozens of candidates and I am the administrator of Ripp Report. Unfortunately many I supported turned out to be CATALYST.