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December 9, 2016

Yarbrough is best choice for mayor

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Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:00 am

Please vote for Jim Yarbrough for mayor. Here’s why:

Jim can move Galveston forward as a consensus builder dedicated to improved city hall morale and employee capacity for efficient service in all departments — public works, transit, planning and permitting, etc.

Jim’s diplomacy and positive, open willingness to listen, cooperate and partner with other public and private entities to solve problems will win the respect of the county, state and federal agencies we need to complete our recovery and restore Galveston’s credibility.

Jim’s 16 years as county judge leave a record of accomplishments: the Galveston County Justice Center, the renewed Galvez Mall site, the Lowe’s site, the state-of-the-art Emergency Management complex on the mainland. Under Jim’s leadership, the county commission partnered with Galveston in funding for city infrastructure, economic development projects such as Pelican Island and port improvements, Evia, Palisade Palms and more.

With his professional, organizational skills, team-building approach, positive vision for Galveston’s future and ability to foster good will, we can look forward to an Ike Dike, bridges to Pelican Island, affordable housing, better-paying jobs, East End Flats development, sustainable, safe neighborhoods, and quality education attracting families to live and work on the island.

Vote. Your vote counts.

Former Mayor

Lyda Ann Thomas