Ex-Klan Candidate for Lake Wales Mayor Denounces Racism
Rogers is a former Florida Grand Dragon of the United Klans of America.
By PHIL ATTINGER
NYT REGIONAL MEDIA GROUP
Published: Friday, March 25, 2011 at 12:48 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, March 25, 2011 at 12:48 a.m.
LAKE WALES | At a candidates' forum Thursday night, John Paul Rogers, former Florida Grand Dragon of the United Klans of America, publicly condemned racism.
The 70-year-old candidate for Lake Wales mayor read from a prepared statement, thanked the three dozen people assembled, and then left without any further word to constituents or reporters.
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JG: This is too little, too late. He does not deserve to be named the Mayor of Lake Wales. In that city, the council commissioners name a mayor. He needs to totally repudiate and condemn the past crimes of the KKK against African-American citizens.