In Galveston, 19 candidates have filed for seven seats on the City Council. The election is May 10.

Don Mafrige is a longtime resident in Galveston. He is familiar with the city, the people, the neighborhoods and the businesses — and knows what needs to be done to make the city better for all of us. He is a strong supporter of the city and its possibilities.

He has been involved the with chamber of commerce, the park board, the Galveston Housing Finance Corporation, the Windstorm Action Committee, the Redevelopment Authority Board and the city council.

He is in the position of knowing what changes Galveston needs to make it so it will be an better place for all of us. I strongly support Don Mafrige for mayor of Galveston and he will work hard to make those changes for all these reasons.

Gayla Gillaspia


(5) comments

GW Cornelius

This is the same Mafrige that made a bigot remark about a felloe council person when he was on council. Not a good choice for Mayor.

David Collins

His full page ad about Yarbroughs conflicts of interest was spot on.

Ron Shelby

If he's such a supporter of the island, why did he spend his ad design money with commissioner ken Clark's company in the north of the county rather than with one of the many local public relations businesses on the island? Or is there another reason he's trying to ally himself with commissioner Clark?

Ellen Morrison

For the same reason that Jim Yarbrough used John Manlove's business - and hey, Pasadena isn't even in the county!!

According to his campaign finance reports, JY spent $26481.75 for consulting with John Manlove Marketing between 10/08/2013 and 03/31/2014. Watch out for those glass houses.

George Croix

To be fair to all, it's unclear whether the selective reporting of 'facts' by supporters mirrors a condidates proclivities.
Still, it's a bit illuminating, and possibly instructive, to consider how something is reported to be bad or suspicious by one, but the same or worse is a good reason to cast a vote for their guy.
Probabaly just a coincidence...sort of like leaving out all the many other people involved when your guy 'builds the county justice center'.

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