Friday, March 8, 2013


MARTIN SARKIS ONLY CANDIDATE HITTING THE GROUND RUNNING

I gave Mr. Sarkis 100 points for getting his signatures in on a timely basis.  I am now giving him an additional 100 points for hitting the ground running.  His signs are popping up all of over the district.  To the residents of the district he is the only one running in the 4 horse race.

What Mr. Sarkis lacks in knowledge of taxes, budgets, the constitution and how city government works, he makes up for with a very well organized campaign.

You can read about his campaign on his Face Book page,  You can read his vision for Brownsville on his Face Book page. I promise this weekend to get a lot of work done on BrownsvilleVoice.com where there will be a permanent link to all the candidates' web links.  When the BV is provided a press release from the candidate about a fundraiser that too will be posted for  free.

 
JOHN VILLARREAL ALSO UP AND RUNNING WITH FACE BOOK AND FUNDRAISERS

I have not been over in his  district so I do not know if he has any signs up yet.  You can read about his campaign on his Face Book page.  I did ask him about the state of his web page which is still not running, and I  did not get a response.  Since his initial campaign as a commissioner John like Rose Gowen does not answer emails.  The only reason he was in a run-off first time around is because he turned off a lot of people by refusing to answer emails.  The blogs wanted to openly back him, but his policy is to refuse all questions  - even something as simple as, when do you think your web page will be up?

My readers know I have already declared John the winner.  It is clear he is not going to take the campaign as a given and is going to work hard to get his name out there.  I was asked that since I am so certain John has already won, why I have not called for Letty to withdraw so as to save the taxpayers the cost of the ballot.  I certainly had no problem asking Roberto Uresti to withdraw for that reason in his race against Rose Gowen. 

The answer is simple - I think on a political level Brownsville needs to know how well an unfunded Latina can do against a funded Latino.  All of the electoral evidence shows the Latina has the upper hand.  This is why John really has to get his name out their.  The female voters who vote blindly will vote for Letty in overwhelming numbers.  The information which comes out of this election on this issue could prove very helpful in getting more Latina's elected to local government.

The other side is, the Villarreal race is smaller than a city wide race.  The savings in the Gowen race would be significant to the taxpayer, and because it is a city wide race, and Gowen as the female has the upper hand in terms of the blind female voter - the election is not even going to be close.

1 comment:

I'M WITH MARTIN said...

THE BEST THING FOR BROWNSVILLE WOULD BE TO HAVE MARTIN SARKIS ELECTED AS CITY COMMMISSONER FOR DISTRICT 3. HE REPRESENTS THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE, NOT HIS OWN SELF INTERESTS.
BROWNSVILLE FIRST!