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Campaign finance reports indicate conflicts of interest - The Galveston County Daily News : Letters To Editor

March 3, 2015

Campaign finance reports indicate conflicts of interest

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Posted: Sunday, May 4, 2014 12:25 am

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.