Mayes Middleton’s sycophantic obsession with Greg Abbott is unacceptable. The office he’s running for is to be “our” representative — not Abbott’s. When this community disagrees with Abbott, we need to know that “our representative” is just that. Ours, not his.
Middleton heads Middleton Oil & Gas Co., but the Texas Oil & Gas Association endorses his opponent, Wayne Faircloth. Middleton is a dues-paying member of an association that does not view his candidacy as credible.
Texans for Toll Free Highways and the Texas Home School Coalition endorse Middleton, but endorsements by National Federation of Independent Business, National Rifle Association and Texas Municipal Police Officers Association tell me Faircloth is a credible candidate and someone worthy of my vote.
Middleton’s pledge he will work toward eliminating property taxes all together exposes his ignorance of how local government really works. Faircloth understands the difference between the moderation and the abolition of property taxes and understands they are a valued resource necessary to bring a community back to life after an Ike-level natural disaster.
Your interest in the state legislature is admirable, Mr. Middleton, but prove you know what you’re doing by holding a seat on the city council.