Isn’t it a conflict of interest when companies and professionals that do business with the city of Galveston donate large amounts of money to a candidate of choice? It sure appears that they want to buy influence at city hall.
The following contributions are from the official campaign finance reports of Jim Yarbrough, covering the period from Oct. 8, 2013 to March 31:
Dannenbaum Engineering: $20,000
Theresa Brady, Brady Interests: $5,000
Barry Goodman, Transportation Consultant: $2,500
Binkley & Barfield Engineering: $2,500
John Campbell, attorney & family: $2,250
Patrick Doyle: $2,000
Amani Engineering: $2,000
McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Apffel law members: $1,100
Briones Consulting: $1,500
Isani Consultants: $1,500
The Johnson Development Group: $1,000
LAN-PAC Engineering, $1,000
Kelly Heffernan Heff Beach Concessions: $1,000
Galveston has a history of electing the wrong mayor. This time it looks like the wrong one is being bought.
Galveston deserves a mayor that is elected by its citizens, not paid for. Elizabeth Beeton has steadfastly held the line against special interests for six years while on council and all of her campaign finance reports show real donations from residents and friends. Please vote for Galveston’s future and vote for a true independent — Elizabeth Beeton.
Ellen Morrison lives in Galveston