“I lost. The ni**er won,” griped Mayor Patsy Capshaw Skipper when someone asked her how the election turned out. Skipper was defeated by Jo Ann Bennett Grimsley, former assistant city clerk and an employee of the Dale County government for 27 years. Skipper lost to Grimsley in a 233-148 margin.
Mayor Skipper was named interim mayor last February when her husband, former Mayor Virgil Skipper, retired for health reasons. County officials voted 3 to 1 for Patsy Skipper to take over her husband’s position. Unfortunately, the voters preferred Grimsley prompting the racist outburst. According to Raw Story, while Skipper’s timeline is private posts from 2015 are visible. She posted various pro-Christian and pro-Republican memes, including an image of the White House that reads “I want a White House that honors God. Share if you agree!” and another with a quote by Republican former Pres. Ronald Reagan that reads, “We are never defeated unless we give up on God. Share if you agree!”
Skipper claims that she didn’t post the comment relying on everyone’s favorite excuse “I was hacked.” She told the Dothan Eagle, “My Facebook has been messed up for several weeks and I haven’t been using it. I think I’ve been hacked.” According to Skipper, she couldn’t even get out and campaign for the election because she recently underwent heart surgery. (One wonders how exactly she planned to serve as Mayor if she was not well enough to campaign.) As a result, “Facebook has been the least of my worries.”
Skipper did tell the Dothan Eagle when asked about Grimsley, “I hope she does a great job for the city and I am very happy for her.”
Arlissa Minniefield, the town clerk and magistrate for the Town of Newton, who used to serve as magistrate in Midland City, shared the Facebook post and called for Skipper’s immediate resignation. She said, “It’s appalling. As a former employee there, to know that you worked under people that had those kinds of feelings is very disheartening”
At a recent forum where voters gathered to hear candidates speak, Grimsley said:
“I wear many hats. And I know I’m going to make a good mayor for all the people, not for some, all the people of midland city, because I love my community and I love midland city and all the people that’s here.”
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