Reeves invites input

Published 10:50 pm Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dozens of people filed in and out of Momma Goldberg’s on Tuesday evening to meet with mayoral candidate Jason Reeves.

In honor of Reeves’ recent 40th birthday, he decided to open up a “40 for the Future” celebration to the community where people could “ask tough questions” and enjoy a little birthday cake.

“I’ve met new people and seen old friends,” Reeves said. “It’s been really nice.”

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Two undecided voters came within an hour and a half of the event’s start and left with campaign signs.

“It’s important for me to be accessible and for people to know I’m listening when they talk,” Reeves said. “That’s what this is. I want to hear what people are passionate about and how we can work together.”

Jeff Spurlock said he came to the public get-together to support a man he feels has a lot of “energy, youth and vitality.”

“That’s what Troy needs,” Spurlock said.

Amy Spurlock said that it was Reeves’ focus on community revitalization that earned him her support.

“We also know that he has a lot of integrity, and that is important to us,” Amy Spurlock said.

Reeves called the backing he’s received “humbling.”

“When people are excited about you running for office, you better be ready,” Reeves said. “I feel accountable to these people and want to do a good job for them.

“I am not naive enough to believe that I am going to be everything to everybody. We’re not always going to agree. But I promise to be open and to really listen to ways that can help make Troy great.”