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Robinson remembered as rising political star facing intense pressure

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Tyrique Robinson represented a new direction in Augusta politics, but he was also under pressure to preserve the status quo, supporters say.  

Robinson, 20, ended his own life Nov. 15 after his business partner and former mentor publicly called for him to resign, alleging he misspent f...

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Having been in my 20’s when running & being elected to the old Augusta City Council, I can truly understand what he went thru. It was brutal. Mr. Frazier nailed it. This story is so sad. RIP Mr. Robinson & prayers for your family.

  2. Since we now reflect on this young man and his tragic death by his own hand, the haunting question is what was a 20 year old doing on the school board? I don’t believe anyone that young is qualified to serve in that capacity. How could he have the necessary education and experience? He was a kid, not even old enough to legally drink a beer. Robinson was the master of his fate, but was to some degree set up for failure.
    In a broader sense I wonder how others, who even now run for political office, made it onto the ballot given their background and capability.

  3. Without being insensitive to this tragic situation the question still remains as to the legitimacy of the accusations publicly stated. Did he misuse funds? Or, are these questions not to be addressed now?
    The same thing with the mayor. Will the many questions regarding his dishonesty be pursued after his term is over?

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