Sunday, August 31, 2014


 
SHIRLEY "LA WHO" BOWMAN
 
 
 
 
The "La" is clearly an attempt to garner the Hispanic vote, and it may cost her, her place on the ballot.
 
BISD records has her name as Shirley A. Bowman, and the last time she ran she ran as Shirley Ann Bowman.  That was 2 years ago.  The 2 years is important here to understand the Rule.
 
My sources are telling me she claimed the "La" is a nickname.  It is not so simple.  Section 52.031 provides as follows:
 
"c) A nickname of one unhyphenated word of not more than 10 letters by which the candidate has been commonly known for at least three years preceding the election may be used in combination with a candidate's name -  ...  A nickname may not be used unless the candidate executes and files with the application for a place on the ballot an affidavit indicating that the nickname complies with this subsection. -
 
Two years ago when she ran she made no reference to her nickname of "La"
 
So the law requires she be known by this nickname for three years preceding the election, and that she execute an affidavit verifying same.
 
Section 141.032 of the election code provides as follows:
 
"(d)  A determination under this section that an application
complies with the applicable requirements does not preclude a
subsequent determination that the application does not comply,
subject to Section 141.034.

 (e)  If an application does not comply with the applicable
requirements, the authority shall reject the application and
immediately deliver to the candidate written notice of the reason
for the rejection."
 
Key in this language is anytime the day before early voting [separate section referencing early voting § 141.0034] the application can be determined to not be in compliance.
 
Second, if the application is not in compliance BISD must reject the application.
 
So here is the key, if Shirley Ann Bowman did not execute an affidavit, BISD's only choice is to reject her application - this means taking her name off of the ballot.
 
But if she did execute an affidavit, it can be challenged to force her to produce evidence she has been known by this nickname for at least three years before the election.  If she cannot produce the evidence her name is to be removed from the ballot, and BISD should then file a criminal complaint alleging felony perjury.
 
This battle belongs to Joe Rod and Mary Rey. 
 
My sources are telling me that while teaching at Cummings her students referred to her as "La Bowman."  If this can be verified, it will come down to whether or not she signed a proper affidavit.  If she did not then her name must be removed from the ballot.

BUT THE FACT REMAINS - :Last time around 2 years ago she saw no reason to use the "la Bowman."  It is fair to say she is using it now to influence the Hispanic community to vote for her.

The other question is, if only her students referred to her as "La Bowman," given the fact she has not taught for two years then she may not be able to meet the three year requirement.

I am 100% confident if her name remains on the ballot, the community will not be dumb enough to play the game.  Her opponents will be able to use her deception as a character issue.
 

16 comments:

mimic rod said...

I am voting for Mary Rey!

Anonymous said...

This is bullshit, a bullshit post. How about some real news dummy? That is why every other blog has a lot more views than you. Did Davis give you this block buster of a story also?

BobbyWC said...

Really an Anglo trying to pass as a Hispanic to win an election is a bullshit story - I think through your post you told my readers all they need to know.

Further, I c an read - no one needed to give me the story.

Further in terms of election law given the fact Davis emailed me telling me he did not know if it were illegal for Montoya to vote in a precinct where he does not live - I would never trust Chris Davis to know election law.

Last as to page views you are telling my readers you believe Barton has twice as many page views as Montoya to the tune of three million more, and that Montoya has lost over 2000 page views a day.

No one believes their bogus numbers - and exactly how do you know my page views? You do not - they have never been published.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

What about "Goosey"? Your readers have known "Goosey" for the last three years because of your posted articles. "Goosey" standing strong. How can a person adhere to such a statement and yet be willing to take funds through legal action that will educate the children of the community?

BobbyWC said...

Cesar is on his won. My sense is he has no idea what is coming at him, about a week after the election he will start his campaign. He does not understand educating the electorate is not down overnight - it is a process. But he people working with him have told him he can start his campaign on the eve of voting and win.

As to Bowman - she is claiming a nickname of "la Bowman" not "la" hence her name on the Ballot if she signed an affidavit needs to be "Shirley La Bowman" Bowman,
but this will not work because the rule says ""c) A nickname of one unhyphenated word." la Bowman is two words.

BISD's only choice is to reject her application and pull her from the election.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

What about Joe, Coach Joe, that's not his name.

BobbyWC said...

The rule says it is not a nickname if it is a common name associate with a given name - hence Luci is good for Lucila - So Joe is good for Jose.

On coach the rule equally applies to Joe - Assuming he did an affidavit "Coach Joe" would not be permissible.

As to your other comment - you proved you are not interested in facts and just stealing money from the students.

Your game will not be played at the BV - Luci and Cata voted more than a million dollars in settlement for their friends.

To get bogus legal backing Cata backed a major increase in attorneys fees under Thompson and Horton - she backed a $250,000 audit to be paid to her own investigator

Do you really think the people who follow the blogs are as stupid as you are?

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

My vote is for Mrs Rey. Period!!

Anonymous said...

"Coach Joe" and "La Bowman" need to be removed from this race.
OUR VOTE IS FOR MARY REY!!!!
GO MARY! !!

Anonymous said...

Is Joe Rodriquez using Coach on his campaign material. At the BISD main office he has been know as Coach Joe for years. He might not have put that on there himself. Not a resident of the district so don't care but just a comment.

BobbyWC said...

It does not matter how he is known - if he wants to use a nickname he needs to sign an affidavit.

Second under the rules a nickname can only be one word - so all he can use is Coach - Joe is a permissible substitute for Jose without it being a nickname

The ballot must say Joe "Coach" Rodriguez - coach cannot be first.

I have to go back to the rule to see if he has to use at least one initial of his given name, but my point is. coach must go after his name and not before.

By law both must be removed from the ballot.

My inside information tells me a deal has already been cut - both Shirley and Joe will remain on the ballot and neither side will complain - if Mary Rey complains they will refuse it or ignore it until the 11th hour so she cannot file a suit. We will see how well the DOJ and SOS deal with the formal complaint.

I have inside information from Mendoza himself that Rodriguez dropped his desire to file a complaint when he realized if the law was enforced he too would be removed from the ballot.

By law Mary Rey has already won this election as the only valid candidate on the ballot. Joe Rodriguez and Shirley Bowman and their respective supporters are out to steal this election. This will not happen without a major fight

I wonder if CAVA will denounce their conduct in seeking to steal the election. Politiqueras are not the ones who steal elections - it is the candidates who hire them. Until we start to put the candidates in jail the wrong people are being prosecuted.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

More like la mala she treated students horribly

Anonymous said...

CAVA is very selective of the elections they "help" remember, if this is gonna include her friend Luis Saenz, CAVA would definitely look the other way. And this is a fact!!!

Anonymous said...

Bobby,
Who do we write to about BISD?
If this Bowman lady and coach Joe are non- compliant why are they allowed to run? My two cents!! No change required.

BobbyWC said...

on the above see the morning post. On the 4 comments I rejected if you think I am going to allow people to run their campaigns here with claims of corruption against ABC - you are sadly mistaked.

Plus endless insults will not be posted - I may let through one which is based on information I have verified, but it only needs to be said once.

So for the 4 who know I rejected their comments - find another blogs to spew your nonsense

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Thanks for helping this community.