Elizabeth Beeton personifies exactly the type of leadership this town needs.
Beeton is a lawyer by training. Having sat on City Council for six years, she is very familiar with the issues we face.
Beeton believes in reducing tax rates, in reinvesting taxpayer dollars into our neighborhoods to beautify them, in developing an alternative public housing plan which creates better opportunities for the residents, and believes code enforcement should be proactive, rather than reactive.
Beeton is concerned with the peoples’ interests, not the special interests.
Although a few people criticize Beeton because she asks questions, she researches the issues and she always comes to City Council meetings prepared for a debate — that’s what lawyers do. One of my law school professors told me I would never watch a movie the same way again. He was right.
Anyway, I tell you this so that maybe it will help you to understand Beeton better. She doesn’t question everything just to be obstinate or bull-headed. She’s thorough because she cares.
She treats her constituents like they are her clients, and she zealously advocates for them as if she were in court.
That’s the type of leadership we need at City Hall. Vote for Elizabeth Beeton.
Julia Hatcher lives in Galveston