Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Candidates for Brownsville General Municipal Election - May 09, 2009

The following list was put out by the Office of the City Secretary at 3 p.m. today.

City Commissioner District 3
Carlos A. Cisneros (I)

City Commissioner District 3
Moses Sorola

City Commissioner District 3
Melissa Zamora

City Commissioner District 4
Edward C. Camarillo (I)

City Commissioner District 4
Roberto Uresti

City Commissioner District 4
Argelia Miller

City Commissioner At Large B
Carlos C. Ayala Jr.

City Commissioner At Large B
Rose M. Gowen, M.D.

City Commissioner At Large B
Roman Perez

City Commissioner At Large B
Albert Velez

There will be a drawing for a place on the ballot, on Friday March 13, 2009 at 10:00 a.m., at City Hall in City Commission Chambers, located at 1001 E. Elizabeth St.-Second Floor; Brownsville, Texas.

8 comments:

BobbyWC said...

Anony, I appreciate the interest in posting to BV - but I will not post through needless insults - I agree with all but one of your insults - although the insult you made against Ayala appears to be a common one.

I am in agreement with you about the end result in two of the three positions. I think Gowen Ayala will be decided on the campaign trail and in ads - I have rejected a lot of garbage on both - who knows the truth - however on paper without knowledge of the back door information Ayala is hands down the best qualified - again without knowledge of all the back door stuff.

If you want you can repost without the name calling (although I though most of it was right on) and I will post through your comments.

I am particularly interested in your comment as a female

women can be hard on one another - with no women on the commission how will Gowen, Zamora and Miller impact the turnout and how do you think they will vote?

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

AYALA THE MOST QUALIFIED?!?! PLEASE! SINCE WHEN WAS IT PUBLIC WORKS JOB TO MAKE MONEY? THEIE JOB IS TO MAINTAIN PUBLIC WORKS!

FERNANDO

BobbyWC said...

Again guys, I am not posting through internet rumors which serve as insults. further I refuse to believe that Estela Von Hatten would just pass through a candidate without compliance with the law.

And in this case, anony - the candidate is heading no where anyway.

Further, at this point only a moron would challenge this person's signatures - it is never good - it is costly - and it would be like challenging a dead horse in a horse race - they are already dead - so what is the point?

Although, I want to be clear - every candidate should be proud of their work to get on the ballot and everyone in Brownsville owes a big thank-you to each and every candidate for caring enough to run.

Bobby WC

BobbyWC said...

Now, Fernando's post is a good post - he raises a valid question which different minds can debate.

Thank you Fernando,

My big issue is he has budget experience and knowledge of public works.

Now if people can do research and see that things were terrible under Ayala - then that is also important - but I caution people - not even Gowen can fix roads without money. But I did note early on, I liked Goawens recognition that we need to redirect money in the budget.

I think this is going to be a great race. I will watch it closely.

These are important issues - does this mean I will vote for him no - I am waiting to see what happens in the campaign.

Anonymous said...

ayala hates engineers. trust me on that. that is why engineers have never gotten employed by the public works department when he was at the city. as a matter of FACT, the city was fined for violating the texas engineering practices act under ayala as public works director. that is a FACT! ayala also hates memos, letters, or anything in writing. that is also a fact. no paper trails. i can only hope that gowen, as a LICENSED professional, can appreciate what a license brings, which is accountability. if there's a threat of losing one's engineering license, maybe they will do a better job. maybe there won't be so many allegations of theft or loafing by the public works department. when ayala was there chief, loyal loafs were rewarded, while hard workers became disgruntled at doing all the work, and were eventually pushed out of the organization.

BobbyWC said...

I am not comfortable with the above anony post, but it was on the line and did raise important issues related to Public Works.

I will say this, based on a one on one interview with a nurse - you are not going to feel any better about Gowen -

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

why does it seem more often that we have to choose from the lesser of two evils during any election at any level?

BobbyWC said...

The problem is, why would anyone subject themselves to the process? As to all candidates I have rejected a ton of garbage - in some cases real vile garbage - other blogs will post a lot of this through because its suits their agenda.

Another issue though - who is perfect?

We have to get beyond the negatives and try and focus on the positives.

In the Ayala/Gowen race I feel like both candidates have raised interesting issues and are bringing interesting perspectives to table. For me this is good.

I will wait and see what happens. I remain quite excited about this race. It seems like it will be a competative race about ideas.

Bobby WC