The results are in and City Treasurer-Elect Patrick Roberson considered it to be a perfect beginning to his long awaited victory.

The results are in and City Treasurer-Elect Patrick Roberson considered it to be a perfect beginning to his long awaited victory. 
“I am excited, the initial shock still hasn’t worn off yet,” he said.
 Roberson won the runoff with 1,095 votes, or 70.65 percent of the vote, and is ready to look positively at the task ahead.
“I plan to go in and identify where we are financially with a fine-toothed comb and create a format that everybody can understand,” stated Roberson.
Roberson agrees that transparency is a major priority, one that he, newly elected Mayor Arnell Willis, and their esteemed committee will follow. 
“I plan to work with Willis, the city council, and other members of the committee to rebuild everything to a working state,” commented Roberson.  “I want to be audit- ready after a complete inventory is taken.”
 Roberson graduated from Delta State with a degree in business management, with a background in bookkeeping and accounting. He understands that he will be confronted with many financial issues dealing with the fiscal distress and is willing to do whatever it takes, willing to work with CPAs to get the job done, while maintaining the understanding of business and making important decisions. 
“I want the community to be informed of every action that is taken, whether we consolidate the previous bank accounts that were set up during the previous term, to paying what we owe.”
Roberson is thankful for the opportunities and challenges that face him and is grateful for all the support that he has received from his family, his church family at Faith Out Reach, all of the voters and those who went the extra mile to make this possible.
“I will do my best to live up to or exceed their expectations.  I look forward to the positive change in the future, stay tuned,” Roberson concluded.