The Dallas Morning News offered it's day-after campaign highlights in today's edition. For Garland, they said:
WHO WON: Douglas Athas defeated his closest competitor, Larry Jeffus, by a large margin for the Garland mayor's seat. Current Mayor Ron Jo… more »
It has been an exciting day. Garland has elected me as it's new mayor. I could not have asked for more than to have been chosen by a majority in a four-way race as the new mayor. I am humbled and honored.
Here are the results (in ballot order):… more »
Larry Jeffus sent out robo-calls today with the Caller ID showing that it was Representative Angie Chen Button calling. It wasn't. She had no idea the calls were being made and did not approve them in any way. She learned of the calls when Jeffus called… more »
Received a call this morning from the DMN asking about my involvement with Let Us Vote! in 2006. It's pretty well known that I was the spokesperson and one of the leaders. Several months after the court decision had been rendered in favor of Let Us Vote… more »
In the negative campaigning realm, a supporter was told last night by someone on the phone that she wouldn't support me because I had a long criminal history, that I had multiple arrests in multiple states under MULTIPLE NAMES. (No mention apparently of… more »
I'm getting lots of emails about what the other candidates are doing in reference to campaign signs. Yes, our campaign is following a different set of rules: the legal ones.
Here are the basic laws on campaign signs: (1) signs cannot be placed in the… more »
The Dallas Morning News article mentioned in the previous post gets particularly interesting at the section entitled "Picking at Scabs."
It's easy to see who is the suspected front runner when the others start slandering you.
Yes, I had a DWI twenty y… more »
Sunday's Metro section of the Dallas Morning News carried an article to proceed Early Voting that starts Monday.
It could be soap opera as bankruptcies, gun-toting through the airport, and wild charges of drinking and driving were made by some of the c… more »
In the previous post and on my website, I said that I had voted against three of four budgets that had tax increases. That is incorrect: I voted against two of the the four. I always want to be accurate but my memory doesn't match the council minutes or… more »
Tonight was the televised forum hosted by Eastfield College. (You can view it on the city's website: Council Candiate Forum). Things flowed well to the end. Each candidate was given two minutes for a closing statement. Larry Jeffus was last. His final c… more »
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