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December 4, 2016

Document: Yarbrough requested homestead change in September

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  • truthserum posted at 5:59 am on Wed, Mar 12, 2014.

    truthserum Posts: 584

    Check voting records, I think Yarbrough voted in the 2012 elections.

  • miceal o'laochdha posted at 7:26 am on Wed, Mar 12, 2014.

    miceal o'laochdha Posts: 661

    If this is the best argument Mafridge has for voting for him over Yarbrough, that is pretty pathetic. If that is the case, then I suggest he pursue other interests.

  • Lovethisplace posted at 7:46 am on Wed, Mar 12, 2014.

    Lovethisplace Posts: 25

    This is so petty. Great job to the News for giving Mafrige such a prominent forum for this nonsense.

  • Matt Coulson posted at 8:05 am on Wed, Mar 12, 2014.

    Matt Coulson Posts: 154

    It's karma, this is a very Yarboroughian move. The question is who gave Mafridge the info. I don't think he's that sharp on his own. If Yarborough runs he wins.

  • 66460 posted at 8:09 am on Wed, Mar 12, 2014.

    66460 Posts: 95

    Ask the NSA. They'll have the most current documents.

  • Jake Buckner posted at 9:28 am on Wed, Mar 12, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    Has Elizabeth Beeton weighed in yet? I wonder what her take is.

    I guess it wouldn't be Galveston politics without a controversy. It'll be funny if Galveston's residency requirements don't meet state law. And then Mafrige will have exposed himself as petty to no avail.

    The winner here is Beeton, as long as she stays silent. Yarbrough looks sneaky; Mafrige looks petty...

  • ScrabbleGuy posted at 9:43 am on Wed, Mar 12, 2014.

    ScrabbleGuy Posts: 64

    It seems The Daily News is doing more campaigning for Yarbrough than he is doing for himself. He hasn't spent a dime on advertising. He is basing his whole campaign on popularity.

    I was going to vote for Yarbrough, but I don't like how he isn't trying at all to win. All he has done was fill out a few forms to get his name on the ballot. My vote (and my wife's) will be going against the cheapskate. It's just a bad sign of how he will act as mayor. It seems Yarbrough is running just to see what will happen & doesn't care

    And Mafridge has EVERY right to contest Yarbrough's eligibility.

  • TrebleClef posted at 10:26 am on Wed, Mar 12, 2014.

    TrebleClef Posts: 489

    ScrabbleGuy your logic makes little sense; so are you voting for or against Ms. Beeton since she also has done no advertising. Can't help notice you're accounting for you and your wife's vote. How nice of you.

    You're correct in saying that Mr. Mafrige has every right to contest the eligibility of Mr. Yarborough. He has every right to the repercussions also.

    May is already starting to seem like a long ways off.

  • dbeard57 posted at 11:43 am on Wed, Mar 12, 2014.

    dbeard57 Posts: 1312

    Whatever the rules are all should follow. nothing wrong with asking for that.

  • Jarvo posted at 11:43 am on Wed, Mar 12, 2014.

    Jarvo Posts: 791

    Ms. Beeton is a quality person, she will run on what she will do for Galveston. She is no politician
    Just a great candidate for Mayor.

  • Bigjim posted at 11:44 am on Wed, Mar 12, 2014.

    Bigjim Posts: 1417

    Most money spent on campaigns will not be spent until it gets closer to election day. Then you will see spending increasing. The most effective money spent is not in March!

  • Matt Coulson posted at 5:35 pm on Wed, Mar 12, 2014.

    Matt Coulson Posts: 154

    Excellent point

  • Jarvo posted at 6:53 pm on Wed, Mar 12, 2014.

    Jarvo Posts: 791

    Mr. JY is not a rookie politician , he knows the in & outs of the law. He obviously knew he could
    Not have a homestead exemption outside our city and run for public office within our city.Whoever
    Encouraged him to run for Mayor, didn't expect anyone to check his homestead status. City politics
    Here on this little island is played rough . JY just found that out. He seems like a very nice, honest
    Man to me . With the ability to Run this city well, or at least guide it in the right direction with the help
    Of council. Explain to the new city manager what is expected , and see that the expectations are
    Met. City politics whole lot different than county.He just found that out the hard way.
    I don't believe EB will be caught doing anything like this. She is a sound thinker, dots all her i' s &
    Cross's her T' s. A Lady of extreme integrity.

  • IHOG posted at 10:51 pm on Wed, Mar 12, 2014.

    IHOG Posts: 2486

    JY is a top dog at political games man.ship. You can bet he's used every dodge at least once before.
    If his residency is questioned it'll take until his second term to get a court ruling.