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December 2, 2016

Don’t miss the opportunity to elect Jim Yarbrough

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  • Jarvo posted at 6:45 am on Sun, Apr 27, 2014.

    Jarvo Posts: 791

    That is a very nice letter. Talking about the virtues of your friend, JY and not
    Once talking negative about EB or DM . Big Jim is fortunate to have such a
    Quality friend.

  • RonShelby posted at 11:28 am on Sun, Apr 27, 2014.

    RonShelby Posts: 1060

    I absolutely agree. I worked for him for 12 years while he was county judge. One of the best and sharpest people you'll ever work with.

  • Jake Buckner posted at 12:08 pm on Sun, Apr 27, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    Lou, nice testimonial. Please list a few of Mr Yarbrough's plans to improve Galveston.

    Please don't say integrity, leadership, intelligence, or ability to build consensus. Those are qualities, not plans. Please don't say county judge or banker. Those are experience, not plans. Please don't say Justice Center. That's an accomplishment, not a plan. Please don't list prominent backers -- those are negatives, not positives.

    I'm looking for reasons to vote for this guy, and NOBODY is stating any.

  • gecroix posted at 1:22 pm on Sun, Apr 27, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 6372

    Like too many campaigns, the useful tangible reasons to vote for someone are hidden, when or if they exist, behind the most prevalent reason given.
    'Vote for that guy, because I just KNOW he/she's the best'.

    Sound familiar...[wink][rolleyes]

  • Lou MacBeth posted at 4:57 pm on Sun, Apr 27, 2014.

    Lou MacBeth Posts: 2

    I can not speak for Jim on issues. However, please email me at loumacbeth@gmail.com and I will give you Jim's personal cell and email. He will be happy to discuss issues with you.

  • Jake Buckner posted at 9:00 pm on Sun, Apr 27, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    Thanks for the offer, Lou. It's nice to know Mr Yarbrough would be willing to talk one-on-one.

    But I think a person seeking office should be open, forthright and transparent with their intentions for the people and place they desire to govern. Extremely transparent. With voting beginning in the morning, he should already have made his intentions clear as part of his campaign.

    I'm not absolutely positive why Mr Yarbrough hasn't done this, but I can only surmise that 1) he knows his plans for Galveston would not be viewed favorably by a majority of voters, and 2) he knows that Galveston voters are sheeplike enough to vote for him without his revealing a platform.

    Shrewd politician.

  • Lou MacBeth posted at 9:31 am on Mon, Apr 28, 2014.

    Lou MacBeth Posts: 2

    The News has a link to the questionnaire filled in by all candidates for Mayor. Please review all - I think it will be beneficial.

  • confusedemmy posted at 10:33 am on Mon, Apr 28, 2014.

    confusedemmy Posts: 346

    oops, hit the wrong button there. Meant to reply.

    Anyway. I don't think JY's questionnaire responses are very specific.
    Truth is, he's been living the majority of his time off-island - according to an affadavit that he swore AND that I have a copy of.

    He doesn't really know what he'd do as mayor because he hasn't been paying attention. Unless, of course, he does what he's told.

  • justaman posted at 3:06 pm on Mon, Apr 28, 2014.

    justaman Posts: 213

    I'll give you two reasons ,, The first reason I'm voting for him (1), He's not running down his opponents in the paper! He is good man and a class act from top to bottom. (2) It appears he does not have a special interest plan in place that is bought and paid for.. FYI Any new CEO knows.to get hired first and then fully identify the organizations needs and their priority. Then move forward. He is not one to make hollow promises to get elected. I think he will evaluate the issues, listen to the citizens THEN move the city forward in a organized professional manner that serves the best interest of the city of Galveston. Anything else would be premeditated special interest agenda. That's what I don't want. Who needs a hardheaded mayor who wont listen to the city that elected them? Jim Yarbrough will listen to you and I believe he will consider everyone's position. He is very approachable..That's what I want. I tried to talk to Beeton and Mafridge.. Both wouldn't give me the time of day.

  • Jake Buckner posted at 4:07 pm on Mon, Apr 28, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    " It appears he does not have a special interest plan in place that is bought and paid for.. "

    Hahahahahahahah! [beam]

    Come on, justaman, you can't be serious. You MUST be kidding. He's the one with the most special interest backing!

    Approachable, though, for sure. It's amazing how important that is for some voters. I just heard of a voter declaring she wouldn't vote for Tarlton because she seemed hard to talk to. This is after Terrilyn was the only person on council with enough knowledge to protest our new flood maps and lobby for the repeal of Biggert-Waters.

  • Jake Buckner posted at 4:11 pm on Mon, Apr 28, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    I read the questionnaire answers. I thought Jim Yarbrough's were good. I disagree with some of what he wants to do, so for that reason I won't vote for him. Mrs. Beeton's answers more closely match my desires than those of the other candidates. I already knew they would, because she had made it clear all along.

  • justaman posted at 10:21 pm on Mon, Apr 28, 2014.

    justaman Posts: 213

    Correction, JY is the one with most everyone's backing

  • Jake Buckner posted at 10:52 pm on Mon, Apr 28, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240


    Yeah, I'm afraid you're right, justaman. It's clear why Galveston is such a consistent underachiever.


  • truthserum posted at 11:14 pm on Mon, Apr 28, 2014.

    truthserum Posts: 584

    Jake seems to be tougher on JY ..... It could just mean that he expects more out of JY than the others because the other two running have yet to define their goals sufficiently.

    The problem with Beeton and Mafrige is ability for others to follow...... Get behind..... Beeton wants to argue and beatton an issue to death .... And that's okay but at some point an individual must produce results.

  • truthserum posted at 11:17 pm on Mon, Apr 28, 2014.

    truthserum Posts: 584

    She does not have the mindset to do the role of a mayor .....too much like an attorney and debate the issues until everyone gives up. Is that effective all of the time ? Is it okay for someone to be like on the team? Sure it is just not the person ultimately in charge. It's worse than others following blindly in consensus.

  • dbeard57 posted at 4:07 pm on Thu, May 1, 2014.

    dbeard57 Posts: 1308

    what did he do on the economic job for the city?

  • LV1951 posted at 11:43 am on Fri, May 2, 2014.

    LV1951 Posts: 119

    How about "Don't Miss an Opportunity to NOT vote for Jim Yarbrough!"

  • confusedemmy posted at 12:58 pm on Fri, May 2, 2014.

    confusedemmy Posts: 346

    Yeah, a vote for JY is just like voting for Rosen. Yuck. Same old, same old. Except I'm sure JY wouldn't be quite the rude curmudgeon that LR has shown himself to be.

    I'm amazed at how dense the voting population is on this island.