13 October 2010 0 Comments

Biggest Challenge When I’m Elected…

This Question was posed the other day with a 15s response time: What is the biggest challenge you will face if elected? That challenge will be to overcome the inertia supporting a flawed county budgeting & contracting process (fiscal policy) left behind by my predecessor.

1 October 2010 0 Comments

We are now $1.2 billion more in debt

The County Commissioners made a decision in September 2010 that is unprecedented. They voted to put taxpayers in debt to the tune of $1.2 billion by approving a bond to pay for contract work at the University Hospital System. Typically if a bond is over $100-300 million, the decision is put to the voters, as […]

18 August 2010 0 Comments

Are your public officials’ emails public information?

Commissioner “Elizondo’s assertion that a public official’s e-mails and telephone logs have “nothing to do with government,” is at best ignorant and at worst, arrogant.(1)” I think this quote speaks for itself. Transparency is vital for democracy and open records requests are a vehicle for that transparency. Having recently had some work emails subpoenaed in […]

15 August 2010 0 Comments

Reasons to Run for Commissioner

My sole opponent is a 24yr incumbent. His website as of today (August 15, 2010) does not have any issues posted despite starting his campaign in November of last year (2009). He feels secure in keeping his seat without going to the people. He believes you will elect him because of his name, his incumbency, […]