Galveston County is as Republican as was ever thought possible. We have Carl Gustafson, Barbara Meeks, John LeCour, Kerry Neves and the late Kris Anne Vogelpohl to thank for that. Batting 100 percent should be considered an unqualified success. Gustafson gets my vote for re-election as chairman.
Rep. Wayne Faircloth has delivered big for Galveston County. I urge voters to check out his website and see for themselves. In a publicized debate, his opponent could do no more than repeat conservative consultant talking points. Faircloth’s opponent wants to eliminate property taxes. Let’s be real, real clear — the elimination of the property tax will benefit property-rich, or oil-rich, millionaires and disproportionately shift the tax burden onto everyone else. That is an incontrovertible fact.
Lastly, if you want the University of Texas Medical Branch to continue to prosper, the re-election of Wayne Faircloth is the only choice — by a country mile.